On September 29, 2008, the Down Jones Industrial Average fell 777 points, the economic crisis and Great Recession started, and they broke ground on the zHome project in Issaquah, Washington. Now, three years later, the project is
Many parts of urban America are food deserts, defined as "a low-income census tract where a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store." (see a map of them here) Stockbox is a clever attempt to "
Water and sewage piping are the arteries and veins of our cities, requiring huge investment in infrastructure and maintenance. But have the technology both to collect and clean rainwater, and deal with human waste
Yesterday, Seattle's Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, saw the launch of an organization that will help professional sports leagues reduce their environmental impact. The Green Sports Alliance (GSA) has
Not too long ago I looked at examples of 6 incredible low-carbon airships, speculating on whether we would ever see long-distance travel in lighter-than-air vehicles again. But while the rebirth of the modern Zeppelin proves
What's not to love about wood? It sucks in carbon dioxide and when you put it in buildings, sequesters the carbon for years. It's a renewable resource when properly managed and harvested. It is often local. But it has
The phrase "war on the car" was common in Toronto, Canada whenever a bike lane was installed or new dedicated streetcar lanes proposed. The war quieted down for a while, until the new Mayor rode the meme to victory over
Phone book litter has been banned in Seattle, Washington. That means no more bulky yellow books in plastic bags on people's doorsteps, unless they want the directories delivered. The ban was passed by the Seattle City Council.
Rebecca Teagarden of the Seattle Times visits Steve Sauer's 182 square foot basement apartment. The 6'-2" tall engineer designs airplane interiors for Boeing, but notes a different inspiration:
If you've ever been upset to learn that a tree you loved either fell or had to be chopped down, you'll be glad to hear about Meyer Wells, the furniture company based out of Seattle. Operating under the