I'm Shelly Randall, the mother of a preschooler, a freelance writer/ editor/publicist, and the author of Sustainable Together. I launched this blog in 2011 with the conviction that it's not wise to "go sustainable" alone... Read more.
Port Townsend has been my home since 2000. This quirky seaport town of 8,300 is located on the Olympic Peninsula on the rural northwest corner of Washington State. It is a hothouse for sustainability initiatives and fertile ground for sustainability reporting. Read more.
A key definition
We lead "a more sustainable life" when we curtail ecologically destructive activities and cultivate deeper, non-material sources of fulfillment. Read more.
Link to Local 20/20
The go-to website for sustainability activism in and around Port Townsend is www.L2020.org. I proudly serve on the steering committee of the "Local 20/20" nonprofit. Click to go to site.
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My home-based business is powered by the sun! My family installed a grid-tied 2-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system on our roof in 2007.
This blog is hosted by Canvas Dreams, which purchases wind energy from Washington and Oregon. Read more.
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Dec. 7-8, 2013: A 2-day workshop on how to design and build your own "tiny home" is offered in Olympia, Wash., by the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. LEARN MORE. I was certainly inspired by watching the documentary "Tiny" (LEARN MORE) at the 2013 Port Townsend Film Festival!