The 21 Acres Story with Gretchen Garth

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Podcast Episodes | 1 comment

The 21 Acres Story with Gretchen Garth

Healthy communities need sustainable agriculture to survive.  21 Acres is a non-profit organization based in Woodinville, Washington helping people rediscover their agricultural heritage and learn about the benefits of fresh local produce and farm products.  They recently completed an innovative building housing classrooms, farm to market kitchens, a market, and offices.  Gretchen Garth is the founder and Board President of 21 Acres, and joins Terry to talk about their inspiring journey.

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Sustainable Neighborhood Synergy with David Hymel

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Podcast Episodes | 0 comments

Sustainable Neighborhood Synergy with David Hymel

Synergy increases the effectiveness of individual efforts.  David Hymel of Rain Dog Designs has been developing some ideas to transform entire neighborhoods into economically and environmentally sustainable zones through synergy.  David has been working with non-profits and jurisdictions to cluster rain garden installations and partner with complimentary service providers, and is Terry’s guest on this 30 minute episode.  Listen and be inspired!

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Geothermal / Ground Source Heating with Sean Dillon

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Podcast Episodes | 0 comments

Geothermal / Ground Source Heating with Sean Dillon

From balancing our budgets to a desire to reduce our carbon footprint, more and more people share an interest in using natural systems to keep our homes comfortable.  The earth’s constant temperature is one of the most reliable supplies around and provides what is known as geothermal or ground-source heating and cooling.  In this episode, geothermal specialist Sean Dillon joins Terry to talk about using the earth’s heat in our homes.

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Getting Excited about Garbage with Amee Quiriconi

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Podcast Episodes | 0 comments

Getting Excited about Garbage with Amee Quiriconi

Amee Quiriconi is the queen of taking trash out of the waste stream and repurposing it into beautiful, sustainable building products.  You may know her as the inventor of Squak Mountain stone – a business she stepped away from last year to explore even more ways to use construction waste.  She joins Terry to share her pragmatic business approach, a model any entrepreneur in the green space can learn from.

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Designing for Human Delight with Kelly Lerner

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Podcast Episodes | 0 comments

Designing for Human Delight with Kelly Lerner

Kelly Lerner of One World Design is known as an innovator in the fields of straw bale design and earthen plasters.  She is also the co-author of the book Natural Remodeling for the Not So Green Home, where she explores how people can bring their homes into harmony with nature.  With so much emphasis on the technical aspects of green building, it’s important to remember that homes are sanctuaries to rekindle our spirit.  Listen in as Kelly joins Terry to talk about designing homes for Human Delight.

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Z-Home: Lessons Learned with Brad Liljequist

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Podcast Episodes | 0 comments

Z-Home: Lessons Learned with Brad Liljequist

Z-Home has been in the spotlight recently as the first zero-net energy and carbon neutral multi-family development in the United States.  Now that construction is complete, we wanted to examine some of the lessons learned from this first of its kind development.  Z-Home project manager Brad Liljequist of the City of Issaquah’s Resource Conservation Office joins Terry this week to share his insight.

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Transition Towns with Britt Conn

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Podcast Episodes | 0 comments

Transition Towns with Britt Conn

The Transition Town movement is gaining momentum, giving communities the tools to increase their resilience, reduce carbon, and strengthen their local economy.  Several communities around the Pacific Northwest have joined this movement, including South Whidbey Island.  Britt Conn of Transition Whidbey joins Terry to talk about how Transition is effecting real change there.

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Insulation Choices with Yves Vetter

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Podcast Episodes | 0 comments

Insulation Choices with Yves Vetter

Adding insulation is a great way to increase the comfort in your home and lower your energy bills.  Where you add it and whether the project is new or retrofit helps determine the best type to use, and understanding the differences is important to your health and pocketbook.  Yves Vetter of Vesta Performance has been researching and installing installation for many years, and joins Terry to talk about all the choices you have, and the pros and cons of the most common types used today.

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