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Weekly Tips | June 13, 2011

The Stuff in Our Stuff

Other than meat, fruit, veggies and grains, most of the items we buy are made from a combination of many different materials.

From brooms to cell phones, the ingredients in our stuff come from all over the world. A variety of natural resources are consumed during the "life cycle" of our stuff: manufacture, transport, use and disposal.

Life cycle assessments identify the full environmental impact of the products we buy. Here are a few resources tha help tell the full story of the things in our day-to-day lives:


| August 06, 2011

Planet Home. A sustainable living festival

Sustainable NE Seattle presents Planet Home - a sustainable living festival. Learn how you can become involved and participate in creating a more sustainable lifestyle in your community. This event is the perfect opportunity to meet members and participants of the organization, listen to speakers and view pertinent displays and demonstrations.

When: Saturday, August 6, 2011

Where: Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Avenue NE, Seattle

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Weekly Tips | July 18, 2011

Local Harvest

The Pacific Northwest is home to a wide variety of local food that is available year round. Purchasing food produced close to home is a great way to support local farmers, eat what is in season, reduce packaging waste and minimize the fuel needed to transport food long distances.



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