Green Seattle Day 2010

Green Seattle Day 2010

First Annual EOS Pumpkin Carvin' Contest

EOS Americorps team proved their artistic talents in EOS' first ever Pumpkin Carvin' Contest. Pumpkin designs were wide and varied ranging from traditional jack-o-lantern styles to portrayals of Pac-Man and Hello Kitty to everyone's favorite Jersey Shore ...

GSK Volunteer Day

GSK Volunteer Day

Salmon Success!

Salmon days has come and gone!

Gearing Up for Salmon Days!!

The sustainability team spent this morning gearing up for Salmon Days by getting our hands dirty (or wet) at the Issaquah Hatchery.

Things are happening!

New AmeriCorps members and a new volunteer event, what else could you ask for?

Happenin' on the Hill

The EOS Alliance AmeriCorps team has been working to restore the Maple School Natural Area of Beacon Hill to its native habitat. To mark the end of our term and introduce our neighbors to the hottest hidden forest this side of the Duwamish, we want to invite everyone to come celebrate with us out in the sun on Saturday, July 10th! We will have food, tours of the site, activities for kids, and a raffle of sweet prizes! At 12:30 Erick McWayne, Executive Director of EOS Alliance will be speaking, and immediately following will be Richard Conlin, president of Seattle city council.

Demanding Change

The BP oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico is stunning. Not only because of the extent of the damage, but due to the question "How did we let this happen?" To see the Gulf revisited with another tragedy so soon after Hurricane Katrina is heartbreaking. Drilling a mile deep may have once been lauded as brilliant; now the world is watching our arrogance take a toll on Louisiana's fragile wetlands.

EOS Alliance presents two Eisenhower Fellows

EOS Alliance is pleased to present a special evening with Eisenhower Fellows Dr. LI Hongwei (Beijing, China) and Michael Voordeckers (Brussels, Belgium). Both will be speaking on low carbon sustainable development practices in China and the European Union. The presentations will be followed by a moderated panel discussion where the audience can ask questions and interact with both speakers.


EOS Alliance celebrates 10th Anniversary May 3rd, 2010

For the past ten years, EOS Alliance has been making the world a better place through ecoliteracy education, wildlife habitat restoration, and energy and water conservation. Our programs have directly served over 30,000 people across the country empowering them with the tools necessary to live more sustainably. EOS has planted thousands of native trees and shrubs for wildlife habitat and distributed over 5,000 energy and water conservation devices to reduce carbon emissions and preserve precious water resources.

Earth Day Event: April 17 2010

Early morning on Saturday April 17 2010. Its 10AM and rain is sprinkling down from the grey sky of Seattle. Seattle Councilmember Richard Conlin rolls in on his road bike. Slowly volunteers begin trickling into T-105. Tools have been laid out and snacks nibbled. An osprey perches on a pillar.

Habitat Restoration Monthly Work Parties!

Beginning Saturday, December 12th EOS Alliance is hosting monthly work parties at the Maple School Natural Area! Starting in January the work parties will be the third Saturday of every month; and for those of you who think 'work' and 'party' don't go together, you obviously haven't worked with this AmeriCorps team yet!Work parties may include invasive plant removal, site prep work, and plantings. Our goal is to continue our habitat restoration work in this natural area, completing the process by 2013.

EOS Sustainability Team tackles weatherization for the cameras

This week half of the Sustainability Team at EOS Alliance joined up with Dan Wildenhaus of Green Dog Enterprises, Doug Kennedy of Pathway Design and Construction, and John Alexander of Sunshine Construction for a hands-on workshop that was being filmed for a pilot of a PBS series on home weatherization and retrofitting.

Act soon to apply your home energy improvement to your 2009 taxes

For you homeowners out there looking to get an incentive$ on an energy efficient improvement to your home, time is running out if you want to claim it on your 2009 taxes.To be able to apply the tax credit to your 2009 taxes, you must act before the deadline of DECEMBER 31st, 2009.

Eat Local this Thanksgiving

We call it Turkey Day for a reason?Thanksgiving totally revolves around food, so what better day to support a localized food system? By adding one or more locally sourced dishes to your Thanksgiving menu, you?ll decrease your carbon footprint, help preserve local farmland, and support the local economy. Plus, you?ll get delicious, fresh, and unique foods to add to your Thanksgiving table.

EOS celebrates 4th annual Green Seattle Day

The Green Seattle Partnership was formed in 2004 as the result of an agreement between the city of Seattle and the Cascade Land Conservancy. In the past, 450 acres of land has been restored, 40,000 trees have been planted and over 300,000 volunteer hours have been logged thanks to the hard work and dedication of the community during Green Seattle Day.This year the partnership set a goal to have 1,000 volunteers participate at 17 different sites all over Seattle.

Green Blocks In-Home Workshop

It was a busy weekend for the EOS Alliance team! Over at Maple School Natural area, 160 plants were given a new home by volunteers from the Garfield High School Key Club. It was a wet workday but all the effort paid off and we want to send a big ?Thank You? to everyone who stopped by and helped make that green space a little bit greener.Meanwhile, up in Wallingford a much smaller group was gathering to learn about do-it-yourself weatherization projects that every homeowner can undertake.

Green Blocks In-Home Workshop

It was a busy weekend for the EOS Alliance team! Over at Maple School Natural area, 160 plants were given a new home by volunteers from the Garfield High School Key Club. It was a wet workday but all the effort paid off and we want to send a big “Thank You” to everyone who stopped by and helped make that green space a little bit greener.

The Salmon Are Coming!

The salmon is an inconic species for Washington. They are not only a key species in the natural heritage of the Pacific Northwest, but are essential to the continued health of their ecosystem as they “fuel” the natural environment. So how could I say “no” to the opportunity to become a Salmon Steward at Carkeek Park in Seattle?

EOS BPI energy audit field week!

Over the last two weeks EOS Alliance Sustainability Team members have been in homes all across Seattle learning the ropes of BPI energy auditing. We've learned how to operate blower doors, manometers, and furnaces under the tutelage of energy auditing expert Bruce Minturn.


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