Seattle Solid Waste Recycling, Waste Reduction, and Facilities Opportunities Report - http://www.seattle.gov/util/stellent/groups/public/@spu/@usm/documents/webcontent/spu01_002544.pdfhttp://www.seattle.gov/util/stellent/groups/public/@spu/@usm/documents/webcontent/spu01_002547.pdf
This two-volume report was prepared for the Seattle City Council and Seattle Public Utilities. It concludes a five-month study that looks at recycling in Seattle and the need for renovated or new solid waste recycling and disposal stations.
Seattle Weekly Green Card - http://www.seattleweekly.com/advertising/sites/greencard/index.html
The Seattle Weekly Green Card is a program that was designed to educate and inform readers about information related to environmentally friendly products and businesses. The program has information on special offers and incentives, and offers discounts to Green Card members.
Sustainable Ballard - http://sustainableballard.org/wiki/index.php?title=Welcome_to_Sustainable_Ballard%21
Sustainable Ballard is a nonprofit organization dedicated to grassroots sustainability in the Ballard community. Find a calendar link with lists of meetings and events. The site also has information on the Sustainable Ballard Festival, which features workshops, classes and demonstrations.
Sustainable Building Topics – King County, Department of Natural Resources & Parks - http://dnr.metrokc.gov/topics/sustainable-building
This site has information about building practices in King County, such as how to apply the LEED Green Building Rating System to align with current King County building codes. The site also provides information for small businesses and property owners on the assessment, cleanup and redevelopment of environmentally contaminated land in King County and the city of Seattle.
Sustainable Cascadia - http://www.sustainablecascadia.org
Sustainable Cascadia is a bioregional initiative with the goal of achieving sustainability in one generation. It is an alliance of cities, communities and organizations. Sustainable Cascadia offers a series of Cascadia Convergence events. These "World's Fairs on sustainability" recognize cities that are already leaders by inviting them to host an event, starting with Seattle in October 2007.
Ten Thousand Villages - http://www.tenthousandvillages.com
The Ten Thousand Villages organization works with more than 100 artisan groups in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to bring you fair trade jewelry, home décor, gifts and more. There are more than 160 retail stores and 220 festival sales in North America, including one on Vashon Island and one in Seattle.
The Re-Store, Recycling Building Materials - http://www.re-store.org/
The Re-Store strives to save money for homeowners, contractors, and business owners on disposal costs, while providing building materials at discounted prices. With locations in Bellingham and Seattle, they also offer a wide variety of services including pickups, salvage and whole building deconstruction.
Theo Chocolate - http://www.theochocolate.com/weddings-celebrations
This local Seattle company specializes in premium organic, fair trade and specialty chocolate. They are a roaster of Fair Trade Certified coca-beans and a roaster of organic cocoa-beans. If you are looking for something special in the way of chocolate for your wedding, check out their Weddings & Celebrations link.
Thrift Stores, NorthWest Source List articles - http://www.nwsource.com/shopping/guides/thrift_stores.html
Find a listing of Seattle thrift stores that benefit local and national charities. Thrift stores help simplify our lives by taking clothing and household items we no longer want.
Washington Environmental Council - http://wecprotects.org/Home
Washington Environmental Council is a strong voice for the environment at the state level. They seek to protect Washington's environment and natural heritage for current and future generations by advocating for improved state protections and better enforcement of existing laws.