"Be the change you wish to see in the
world." -- Mohandas Gandhi



The Green Door
GreenWorks' Green Living Newsletter

2008
Spring: Healthy Home Assessment

2007
Fall: Bamboo Floors
March: Company Highlights

2006
September: The Scoop on Solar Subsidies
July/August: What is Built Green?
March/April: Responsible Television

2005
Nov/Dec: Climate Change
Sept/Oct: Creating Zero Waste
July/August: Ecovillages and Sustainable Communities
June: Sustainable Mobility
April/May: Indoor Air Quality
March: High Performance Home
February: Green Roofs
January: Healthy Cities

2004
November: Sustainable Design
October: Winter Weatherization
September: The Natural Step
August: Sustainable Materials & Resources July: Sustainable Gardening

Green Home Resources
(click for list of resource) KW GreenWorks provides referrals for all your green home needs including green architects, builders and other contractors, landscape services, building and interior design materials, solar energy, environmentally healthy cleaning services, and more. We provided a number of links for your convenience, but are also happy to provide you with personal referrals.

Homes & Your Health (click for list of resources) Each day we are exposed to a variety of environmental health risks that have the potential to cause harm. Some risks are unavoidable because they exist outside our ability to control them. Some health risks are avoidable however, and come from the everyday choices of products that we make. Learning about what health risks exist and how we become exposed to them, can help us make better choices about the products we use.























Green Home Resources
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Home Information Resources
Design & Construction
Natural Home & Garden
Sustainable Industries Journal

Networks of Green Building Professionals
Master Builders Association Built-Green Program
Northwest Eco-Building Guild
US Green Building Council

Building Materials & Furnishings
Best Paint
Environmental Home Center
Green Depot
Greener Lifestyles
One Earth One Design
Urban Hardwoods

Energy Efficiency & Design
Achieve NetGreen
Atmosphere Inc.
Solar Washington Association
Lighting & Design Lab
Puget Sound Energy Green Power
Renewable Energy
Energy Star (Furnace)
Health House (Furnace Filters)
Celing Fans
Air Conditioning
Home Energy Magazine

Financing
Fannie Mae Location Efficient Mortgages
Homestead Community Land Trust (affordable housing)
Cascade Land Conservancy (donate land to conservation)

Food at Home

Community Supported Agriculture Programs (CSAs)
Madison Market
New Roots Organic
Organic To Go
PCC Natural Markets
Pioneer Organics
Seattle Farmers Markets
Whole Foods

Transportation
Cascade Bicycle Club
Dr. Dan's Alternative Fuelwerks
FlexCar
Hybrid Cars
King County Metro Bus
Northwest Biodiesel Network
Sound Transit

General
Chinook Book
Going Green Northwest
Green Pages
Natural Choice Directory
New American Dream
The Green Guide
Treehugger
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies


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Homes & Your Health (back to top)

Asbestos Information
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (WA)

Asthma & Allergies
American Lung Association
American Lung Association of Washington
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, WA Chapter

Gas Leaks

Puget Sound Energy (WA)

Hazardous Product Disposal

Department of Ecology Recycling Information Line (WA) (800.RECYCLE)
Health Department Hazards Line (King County, WA)

Indoor Air Quality

American Lung Association (ALA of Washington)
ALA Tips for Healthier Indoor Air Quality
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Air Hotline

Lead Information

National Lead Information Center
Center for Disease Control

Lawn Care

Seattle Tilth
Natural Lawn and Garden Hotline
WSU Master Gardener Program (King County, WA)

Mold

Brief Guide to Mold and Moisture in Your Home
National Association of Homebuilder's tips

Radon Information

National Radon Hotline
WA Department of Health

Smoking

American Lung Association of WA
Tobacco Quit Line

Water Quality Testing

Analytical Chemistry Inc (WA)
WA State Department of Health

Environmental Information & Outdoor Air Emissions

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (WA)
Washington Toxic Coalition (WA)


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Recommended Reading
Building with Vision: Optimizing and Finding Alternatives to Wood
by Dan Imhoff

Eco: An Essential Sourcebook for Environmentally Friendly Design and Decoration
by Elizabeth Wilhide


Green by Design: Creating a Home for Sustainable Living
by Angela Dean

Green Remodeling: Changing the World One Room at a Time
by David R. Johnston and Kim Master

Homes that Heal (and those that don't)
How Your Home Could be Harming Your Family's Health
by Athena Thompson

The New Natural House Book: Creating Healthy, Harmonious and Ecologically Sound Home
by David Pearson


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