Moms are some of the strongest proponents for health, sustainability, and social justice. They also represent over 80% of the world’s purchasing power, and businesses are taking notice. Corey Colwell-Lipson of Celebrate Green, Green Halloween, and the EcoMom Alliance joins Terry to talk about the power of moms to help propel an environmentally, socially, and economically healthy world.Read More
Getting a permit to build a home from natural materials like clay and straw can take time and tenacity. The good news is; all the effort isn’t for just one permit! The process establishes credibility for whatever innovative method the project is using, and doors open for others. There is a resource being developed for sharing information about permit success stories called the Code Innovations Database, and Chris Van Daalen, who is heading up this project, joins Terry to talk about this important work.
We are what we eat! Our bodies come into contact with a myriad of things every day that affect our well being. While we can’t always control our environment, we can choose what food goes into our bodies. Terry’s guest on this episode is Dennis Weaver, who is on a campaign to inspire us to eat better with Change your Food Change your Life, a high-energy good health education company. Listen in to the fun!Read More
There are community solar projects popping up in many parts of the US, including the Edmonds Community Solar Cooperative in western Washington. Chris Herman, who has been designing solar projects in the PNW for over 25 years and spearheaded the Edmonds project, joins Terry on this episode to discuss the process and how others can benefit from a similar endeavor.Read More
In the past few years, the mortgage industry has been under fire. Today there are signs of new life as the mortgage industry finds new footing, and offers some specific ways to fund energy efficiency and universal design improvements that are helping open doors to buyers. Dave Porter of Evergreen Home Loans joins Terry on this episode to walk us through some of these interesting opportunities.Read More
One of the first things people think to do when considering a home remodel is to redo the flooring. That’s a good thing, as getting rid of old carpeting is one of the healthiest things you can do! But what then? Do you want to refinish a wood floor, and if so what are the best methods? Or perhaps you’d prefer to bring in a new material, like cork or tile? Sandy Campbell of Seattle’s Entero Design joins Terry to help explore some sustainable, healthy options for different rooms in the house.Read More
The Pacific Northwest has long been a leader in the timber industry. Some say the spotted owl brought that industry to its knees, but out of the ashes comes a rebirth in sustainable forestry. Kirk Hansen is the Director of Northwest Certified Forestry at Northwest Natural Resource Group, joins Terry to talk about the growing sustainable, environmentally sound timber industry in the Pacific Northwest.Read More
Shared housing is a sustainable choice for so many reasons. It stretches budgets and reduces energy use, building material needs, and food preparation time per person. We recently learned about a shared housing initiative called CoAbode, an online ‘mom-matching’ service which connects single moms for house sharing opportunities. CoAbode founder Carmel Boss joins Terry on this episode to talk about how this service is improving the lives of these moms and their kids.Read More