Each year South Sound GREEN and the Nisqually River Education Project invite 400 student delegates from the thousands of students participating in the program to attend the Student GREEN Congress in March at the Evergreen State College. Congress is an opportunity for these student delegates to represent their class and present their water quality data,…

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Folks, if your house was built in the 80s or so, your kitchen can lights are likely not insulated and not sealed. In the winter, cold air falls from your unheated attic. COSTCO has led replacements that seal off the cans, provide lots (!) of light and use just a little energy. They sell this…

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Department of Commerce will honor the Thurston Regional Planning Council’s Sustainable Thurston project with a “Lifetime of GMA Achievement Award” during a November 13, 2015, reception commemorating the 25th anniversary of the state’s landmark Growth Management Act, which requires municipalities to identify and protect critical areas and natural…

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It’s at the end of a winding drive through the bucolic cattle pastures and alpaca farms of Tenino that you’ll find the large red, purpose-built warehouse encompassing Sandstone Distillery. What you might not know after stumbling upon it is that it’s Thurston County’s sole craft liquor production site, and the first to open there since…

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Company flips the switch on 36 new solar panels atop its roasting and production facility. The panels are expected to generate about 10,000 kilowatts per year. About 15 years ago, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters in Olympia installed its first solar panels, adding enough to the roof of its tasting room to power back up batteries…

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