Renewable Energy Posts

Pedalpalooza to the Solar Tour!

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Housing & Shelter, My EcoChallenge, Renewable Energy, Transportation | 1 comment

Pedalpalooza to the Solar Tour!

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”  —Tom Peters That’s just what two free, family-friendly, sustainability events in Port Townsend aim to do this weekend. The first annual PT Pedalpalooza bicycle festival (website) runs today (July 11) through Sunday (July 15). The annual Jefferson Solar [Homes] Tour (website)  is this coming Saturday, July 14. I’m super excited for—and plan to be involved in both of—these celebrations. By showing us a critical mass of what we WANT to see, they show us the way. •  Homes with...

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Fluffy Line-Dried Towels Every Time

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 in Education, My EcoChallenge, Renewable Energy | 7 comments

Fluffy Line-Dried Towels Every Time

By popular demand, I’m sharing my super-energy-saving tip for fluffy line-dried towels. Now that the spring sun is finally here, give it a try! Speaking of spring, Earth Day is coming up next weekend. Join me next Saturday, April 21, for an Earth Day Celebration alongside the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market. Local 20/20 is hosting and I’m one of the main organizers. I’ll also be speaking at an hour-long presentation about our new Transition Initiative starting at 10:30 a.m. More info: www.L2020.org. Let’s face it: mechanical...

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Biomass 101 for Families Forum

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in Education, Local Economy, Renewable Energy | Comments Off on Biomass 101 for Families Forum

Biomass 101 for Families Forum

The proposed biomass power plant at the Port Townsend Paper Mill site and its potential health impacts on our most vulnerable citizens—our children—is the subject of the first “Biomass 101 for Families” forum. The free educational event is scheduled for 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17 at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (QUUF) in Port Townsend. To encourage attendance by parents and guardians of young children, “Biomass 101 for Families” is scheduled mid-morning on a Saturday and free childcare is provided. “I have been...

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VIDEO: Energy (Presentation to Chamber of Commerce, 11/14/11)

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011 in Education, Renewable Energy | Comments Off on VIDEO: Energy (Presentation to Chamber of Commerce, 11/14/11)

VIDEO: Energy (Presentation to Chamber of Commerce, 11/14/11)

Do you know where your energy comes from? Proportionally, more Jefferson County residents can proudly say, “From the sun!” than can residents of any other county in the state. This 5-minute video excerpt on “Energy” references the sponsor of my Chamber talk (and, not entirely coincidentally, my husband’s employer), Power Trip Energy Corp. It describes Jefferson County’s leading role in creating energy from the sun. The Puget Sound Energy graph referenced in my talk can be seen below. Data provided by PSE, current as of Oct. 2011....

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Wind-Powered Web Hosting

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Featured, My EcoChallenge, Renewable Energy | 2 comments

Wind-Powered Web Hosting

When it came time to register this site, I wanted to “spend my values” in selecting a web host. I was expecting to pay more for an eco-friendly service, but was pleasantly surprised to find this was not necessary. I discovered Canvas Dreams while checking out the site of a recommended web designer. The catchy spinning turbines on his site—you can see them at the bottom left on my home page—earned my click-through. Canvas Dreams was the first Web host in the Pacific Northwest to use 100% wind power, and it is committed to energy...

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