Futurewise Spring Luncheon – Connecting the Dots

Saturday, March 20th 2013, noon

The Seattle Sheraton

Mark your calendar and join us as we celebrate 22 years of promoting healthy communities and cities, while protecting farmland, forests and shorelines for this and future generations. The spring Luncheon will highlight how Futurewise is connecting the dots to create strong healthy communities in Washington State.

For more information on attending, sponsoring or hosting a table, please call Andrea Johnson at (206) 343-0681 x 122 or e-mail at andrea@futurewise.org

Oasis 2013 – Sustainability 301 Event

Saturday, March 7th 2013, all day

oasis2013-logowebThe Oasis at Sodo Park | 3220 2st Avenue South, Seattle WA 98134 

Join speakers Marja Preston, President of Grow Community, and Jonathan Davis with Davis Studio Architecture + Design at the Oasis 2013 event on March 7th. This event will explore advanced techniques for sustainable building and leadership. A full day of inspiring, fast-paced presentations and long-form workshops will provide a forum for practitioners to gain the tools and understanding they need to make a real difference. We will delve into emerging products, installation methods and sustainable systems. This forum brings together the people who are shaping our sustainable future, on a local and national level. The speakers will inspire. The workshops will engage. Expect to master knowledge and skills that will improve your performance and market share while honing your collective ability to make the difference you want to make.

Register for the event here.

Marja Preston speaks at BLOOM SEATTLE

February 7th 2013, 6pm

1927 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 

Bloom! is Seattle’s Green TED – an evening of innovative speakers working in sustainability: social, environmental, and economic. Eight speakers, including our very own Marja Preston, will have eight minutes each to inspire us with their stories, and the bar will have all night to inspire us with their cocktails. Get your tickets for Thursday, February 7th! They’ve got a serious rockstar lineup for you talking about the likes of nuclear power, cupcakes, commercial and residential development, food forests, and re-inventing the toilet.

To learn more about the speakers, see the Bloom Seattle website.

Get your early bird tickets here. Because of Bloom’s history of selling out, they have moved to a larger venue in downtown Seattle: 1927 Events (1927 3rd Ave).

GROW – Intergenerational Living Workshop

January 26th 2013, 1-4pm

Vineyard Lane – Fireside Room, Bainbridge Island

We want your ideas! Are you interested in joining the Grow Team to explore intergenerational living options at Grow Community? We will be hosting a workshop to gather your thoughts and plan these spaces. Click the link below for more details.

Learn more and RSVP for this workshop here

GROW – Community Center Design Workshop

January 12th 2013

Vineyard Lane – Fireside Room, Bainbridge Island

We want your ideas! Are you interested in joining the Grow Team to help shape the neighborhood Community Center at Grow Community? We will be hosting a series of interactive workshops in January to gather your thoughts and plan these spaces. Click the links below for more details. Grow Phase 3 Workshop – Community Center Design: Sat, Jan 12 – 1-4pm

Learn more and RSVP for this workshop here

Green and Energy Star Appraising

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Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 9am – 4.30pm

Grow Model Homes, Bainbridge Island
This 7-clock hour class is designed to give Puget Sound real estate brokers and home inspectors a thorough knowledge of green and energy efficient features and benefits from the appraiser’s perspective. You will learn to identify the specific components of green and energy efficient homes with an understanding of the added value components bring and which components have social/marketing value and which components have quantitative value.

GROWdrinks / Grow Chamber After Hours Event

Thursday, December 13th 2012 5.30-7.30pm
Grow Model Homes, Bainbridge Island
PHC Construction and Grow Community will be co-hosting the next GROWdrinks – a Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce After Hours event at the Grow Model Homes on Thursday December 13th. Join us and the community at large for an evening of hospitality and a great opportunity for networking.

‘Beyond the Points’, AIA Panel Discussion

Summing up Sustainability – LEED vs Built Green in Multifamily Buildings

December 6th 2012, 3 – 5pm

GGLO Office


Marja Preston, President of Grow Community, will be one of 4 panelists for Part 2: Summing up Sustainability, of a discussion, hosted by AIA Seattle, about LEED vs Built Green in Multifamily Buildings. This discussion will continue this conversation by addressing the more visionary sustainable certification systems of Passive House, Living Building Challenge, and One Planet Living in the context of multifamily housing. These certification systems challenge the city and developers to take sustainability a step further. Practical implementation of these systems will be discussed by leaders of these organizations and the city.


Go here for more details and to register for the event.

YMCA Earth Service Corps Vision 2029 Summit

December 7th 2012, 9 – 1pm

The Metrocenter YMCA (909 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104)

Join some of our youngest environmental advocates at the annual YMCA Earth Service Corps Vision 2029 Summit! TOMORROW. Grow team member Greg Lotakis will be hosting a discussion table on Low Impact Design. Click here for more details.

Sustainable Seattle’s 2012 Sustainability Leadership Awards Dinner

November 15th 2012, 6-9pm

Grow Community has been nominated for the 2012 Sustainability Leadership Award!
The award dinner is on November 15 and will recognize change agents of the Puget Sound region – community nominated businesses, organizations, and one ex ceptional individual for their leadership, innovation and commitments to sustainability.
Check out the full list of nominees here: http://ow.ly/fdOmO
Want to attend or learn more about the event? click here
Thank you Sustainable Seattle for this great honor!