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Headlines from Worldchanging Seattle (2/13/09)

The top stories this week from our local blog:

Resource: Cascadia Scorecard 2009 Online
Sightline's annual sustainability report card has been released for the Pacific Northwest. Find out if the Cascadia region passed.

Seattleite Invents Plug-In Wind Power
Chad Maglaque has recently invented an affordable, accessible version of the micro-wind turbine. He calls it the Jellyfish.

Worldchanging interview: One Union Square
Jennifer Power interviews the management company for downtown's One and Two Union Square about their goal for obtaining LEED certification.

Green Tech Watch: Principle Power
Principle Power's Alla Weinstein is convinced that the Pacific Northwest is a prime location for offshore wind energy. Here's how she plans to capture it.

Seattle Brings On-Street Bike Parking to Capitol Hill and Greenlake
How do you making cycling more convenient while sending a public message about alternative transportation? The Seattle Department of Transportation is offering one answer by converting some on-street parking spaces into bicycle parking.

Getting it Right: Making Intelligent First Wave Construction Choices
Many challenges accompany the upcoming light rail, including the possibility of opportunistic and poorly built construction. Sarah Kuck offers some solutions to minimize this type of bland growth.

Mark Your Calenders: February
No matter what the weather brings, this month there are plenty of indoor events to attend.

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