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Making Green Affordable with Fiona Douglas-Hamilton

Making Green Affordable with Fiona Douglas-Hamilton

Everyone wants to live in a healthy, energy efficient home filled with natural light, but many people don’t think they can afford one. From food to housing, green choices are expected to come with higher price tags. Fiona has been exploring barriers to green building and has found how green can be made affordable by employing good design practices and smart market strategies. http://livingshelter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Fiona_Affordable_Green.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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The Pomegranate Center with Milenko Matanovic

The Pomegranate Center with Milenko Matanovic

The Pomegranate Center changes communities and lives. By using a unique community building model, they bring together diverse and often disenfranchised people and work alongside them to create places of pride and resiliency within and beyond the neighborhood. Listen in as Terry has a conversation with founder Milenko Matanovic about their amazing and important work. http://livingshelter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Pomegranate-25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Transition Towns with Britt Conn

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 on this intriguing episode. http://livingshelter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Britt-Conn-Transition-town.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Your Green Family Blueprint with Tracy Lydiatt

Your Green Family Blueprint with Tracy Lydiatt

Are you thinking of becoming a green household, but not sure what it all means or where to start? Trying to live a sustainable life can be a big challenge to families.  Author Tracy Lydiatt wrote Your Green Family Blueprint to address these issues, and joins Terry to share a fresh perspective. http://livingshelter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Tracy-Lydiatt-4-8-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Rainwater Collection with Nikola Davidson

Rainwater Collection with Nikola Davidson

How much rainwater do you need to collect to irrigate your vegetable garden through the summer? A rain barrel is likely not going to last two weeks in 90 degree weather. Fortunately, there are many types of larger cisterns and lots of reasons to collect the precipitation that falls on your roof. Listen in as Nikola Davidson of Earth Systems NW joins Terry to share her knowledge and insight on the subject. http://livingshelter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Rainwater2-24-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Value of Certified Green Homes with Ben Kaufman

Value of Certified Green Homes with Ben Kaufman

What is the increased market value of a new home that has been certified through Built Green, LEED, or Energy Star? More than you might think – these certified green homes are selling faster and for more per square foot than homes without. Our guest Ben Kaufman is the founder of Greenworks Realty, and has the research data in their highly regarded E-Cert report to back up these claims.   http://livingshelter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Ben-Kaufman-3-22-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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