It is hard not to find a better time of year for a long run to start getting ready for race season. The Nike Free Flyknit was designed after years of research to create the greatest shoeless fit. To construct the upper, polyester yarn is fed into a proprietary knitting machine, creating little to no waste and minimizing weight so the shoe’s incredibly efficient to produce. Pick up a pair at Nordstrom for $160.
An alarming article on ocean acidification and the imminent threat it poses to Alaskan’s crab industry by Chris Welch in today’s Seattle Times.
Graduate student Asia Beder holds a mature red king crab pulled from a tank at the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery in Seward, Alaska. New research suggests ocean acidification poses a significant threat to Alaska’s famed red king crab industry.
There is no doubt that autumn is in the air here in beautiful Seattle. It is time to start prepping your veggie and other gardens whether they are on a farm, estate, yard, or balcony. The best thing that you can do for your garden (or pot) is refreshing your garden (or pot) with some organic mulch. We use our favorite, honest, local brand Cedar Grove Organics Compost Mulch.
Finland is the highest performing education system in the world and has held this high-ranking spot for over a decade. Documentary filmmaker, Bob Compton, along with Harvard researcher, Dr. Tony Wagner, decided to put together the puzzle of why Finland. The result of their research is captured in a new film, “The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System. In the 60-minute film, Dr. Wagner guides the viewer through an inside look at the world’s finest secondary education system. Purchase a copy of the video and share it with your community.
We wish all of you and yours a fabulous new school year!
While spending the holiday with friends at their breathtaking home in Winthrop, WA we couldn’t help but notice the beautiful, modern, and comfortable outdoor furniture. I also couldn’t help but notice the ‘MAMAGREEN’ label. Mamagreen is a brand that prides itself in their environmental stewardship and social responsibility. We think your outdoor living and comfort is (or should be) as important as your interior space. Below are the construction details on Mamagreen’s product line. No doubt you will be as impressed as we are.
The Mamagreen brand uses exclusively reclaimed teak, which has already been in use for hundreds of years and FSC is available on request. The sub brand Mazzamiz uses a cultivated teak originating from properly done teak plantations, which are socially and environmentally beneficial.
Aluminum is 100% recyclable and Mamagreen uses both categories of recycled aluminum, new and old scrap. The production process uses stainless steel scrap as its primary raw material and new stainless steel comprises over 70% recycled material.
All of the Batyline® textiles are 100% recyclable, Ferrari® ensures that this and all its products are produced in the most environmental friendly way. This company is proud of its environmental credentials.
Almost all Mamagreen’s cartons are made of 100% recycled fiber, with at least 35% post consumer material. Mamagreen’s passion for community and humanity is clear in all of their chosen processes.
Ohhhh how the concept of prefabricated homes has evolved. Case in point the brilliant design and product that the Blu Homes team has created since 2008. There is a great opportunity next weekend to get yourself acquainted with a Blu Home located just outside of Seattle on picturesque Vashon Island. Details and registration to the tour below.
Don’t miss your chance to see a Blu home in person. We invite you to take a tour of our popular Glidehouse design on scenic Vashon Island. The Glidehouse incorporates the natural landscape of the Puget Sound and captures exquisite views of Mt. Rainer, this unique home has plenty to offer – a spacious floor plan, dramatic light-filled rooms, eco-friendly finishes and materials. During your tour, enjoy a complementary taste of local flare as Blu Homes is partnering with Rustic Pie to serve you delicious wood-fired pizza.
We hope to see you there!
|Saturday, September 7, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm||Register Now|
|Sunday, September 8, 11:00 pm – 3:00 pm||Register Now|
Vashon Island, WA
Location details and directions will be sent to registered guests.
We woke up this morning to that unmistakable crispness in the air, autumn is knocking on the door. While we are so sad to see such a beautiful summer pass, we are so ready for the fabulous fashions that fall brings with it. TOMS has mastered socially responsibility and supreme cuteness with their new Nepal line of boots. The most difficult decision will be on which color to buy. Nordstrom $109.
Living Aware is excited to announce that we will be attending the Greenbuild Expo again. This year the largest green conference will be held in Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love”, from November 20th-22nd. The conference includes Expo Halls packed with the latest innovations in green building, educational sessions, and Hillary Clinton as the keynote speaker.
Greenbuild knows how to party too. This year the one and only Bon Jovi will be rocking the attendees with what is sure to be an amazing concert. Enroll before September 9th for early bird pricing and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @Living_Aware for live updates from the Expo.