Eat Local - www.eatlocalonline.com
Eat Local is a new food concept offering chef-prepared organic and wholesome meals, gourmet in preparation and frozen for convenience. The business is located in Seattle and offers the freshest ingredients, sourced from local, organic farms when possible to support the local economy.
Electricity: Wind Assets - http://www.pse.com/energyEnvironment/EnergySupply_ElectricityWind.aspx
Puget Sound Energy’s site details their renewable energy initiative, which involves two large wind farms in Washington State. Find out more about their goal to supply 10 percent of their customers’ electricity needs using cost-effective renewable resources by the year 2013.
EnergyIdeas Clearinghouse - http://energyideas.org
This site provides information that Pacific Northwest businesses, industry, government and utilities use to implement energy technologies and practices. Find practical solutions for energy efficiency and reliable information from experts. The site features a link to Northwest News where you’ll find selected news and resources related to energy efficiency projects and programs in the state.
Environmental Portal (Northwest Environmental Education Council) - http://environmental-portal.net
This portal is a partnership of educators, businesses and government and nonprofit agencies that are passionate about the environment and are committed to providing students with information on how to integrate real-world learning about the environment into school curriculum. One of the partners is the Seattle Public Schools. The site is loaded with resources for students and teachers.
Environmental Services in King County - http://metrokc.gov/environ.htm
This site provides links to a wide variety of environmental services in King County, as well as helpful links on topics such as animals and plants, water and land, stewardship and wastewater.
EnviroStars - http://envirostars.org
The EnviroStars Program gives businesses incentives and recognition for reducing hazardous waste and allows consumers to identify environmentally sound businesses using a 2-5 star rating scale. The more proactive a business is in preventing pollution, the higher the star rating and the more public promotion and free marketing the business receives. The program was created in King County in 1995.
Facing the Future: People and the Planet - http://www.facingthefuture.org
Facing the Future, located in Seattle, offers curriculum and workshop materials on sustainable issues for purchase by middle and high school teachers. The site also provides links to action and service learning opportunities for students and individuals.
Fair Trade Puget Sound - http://fairtradepugetsound.org/index.html
Fair Trade Puget Sound is a coalition of community groups, businesses, faith communities, students, and individuals who have come together to spearhead an effort to educate local consumers about fair trade coffee. They aim to measurably increase the availability and consumption of Fair Trade Certified coffee within Seattle and throughout the greater Puget Sound area.
Green Building (King County Solid Waste Division) - http://metrokc.gov/dnrp/swd/greenbuilding
In addition to providing information on King County’s green building program, this site is intended to serve as a resource for green building information ranging from case studies to technical references. Check the documents and links pages for resources on a variety of green building topics.
Green Schools Program – King County Solid Waste Division - http://www.metrokc.gov/dnrp/swd/greenschools
The King County Green Schools Program helps schools and school districts achieve the following: initiate or expand conservation practices and reduce related costs; increase awareness of conservation strategies among administrators, staff, students and parents; and receive recognition as stewards of the environment who serve as models for their students and the community.