Tag Archives: Being Green

A community of forests

Whidbey Island treasures its forests. There's little chance that all this towering green in our environment will someday yield to creeping suburbanization: The people of Whidbey prefer the trees. South Whidbey State Park encompasses 347 acres of pristine, old-growth forest. We can take it all in by walking the Wilbert Trail, itself a testimonial to how...
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Sustainability

When our Sandpiper home won the award for Best Energy Efficient House on the Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association home tour in September, it made us think more deeply about sustainability. And what the word really means. It's not only about using long-lasting materials and a lot of insulation. That's only part of the story. Sustainability, we think,...
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