sustainable Seattle http://www.kplu.org en 'Slow Flowers': Seattle author's case for sustainably-grown flowers http://www.kplu.org/post/slow-flowers-seattle-authors-case-sustainably-grown-flowers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Like many other holidays, Mother’s Day has become quite commercialized. Along with a Hallmark card often comes a perfect-looking bouquet of flowers that have traveled thousands of miles to get to your front door.</span></p><p>But for those who long for flowers with a local tie and fewer pesticides, there are other options.</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8704 at http://www.kplu.org 'Slow Flowers': Seattle author's case for sustainably-grown flowers How green can you go? Seattle celebrates Deep Green building http://www.kplu.org/post/how-green-can-you-go-seattle-celebrates-deep-green-building <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle is leading the way in environmentally-sound building design. Sweden’s international construction firm </span><a href="http://www.skanska.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Skanska</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has broken ground on a building in Fremont that promises to bring a whole <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/DPD/Permits/GreenPermitting/Overview/default.asp">new level of green</a> to the city.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:03:26 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7677 at http://www.kplu.org How green can you go? Seattle celebrates Deep Green building Re-Imagining the GDP http://www.kplu.org/post/re-imagining-gdp <p>How should we measure societal progress and success?&nbsp; What is the economy really for?&nbsp; Is the measure of Gross National Happiness, championed by the tiny south Asian nation of Bhutan, superior to our Gross Domestic Product?&nbsp; How has Seattle become one of the centers in the U. S. pursuing such alternative measures?</p> Thu, 02 Dec 2010 08:30:02 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 260 at http://www.kplu.org Re-Imagining the GDP