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The top stories this week from our local blog:
Worldchanging Interview: Ethan Schaffer on Powershift 2009
Sarah Kuck talks with Worldchanging ally Ethan Schaffer, Director of Major Gifts and Grants at Seattle-based Climate Solutions, about his recent participation in Power Shift 2009
Vacation: It's a Sustainability Issue
A recent survey indicates that Washington voters support for a law mandating a minimum annual amount of paid leave, with 60 percent of voters surveyed supporting a law to require 10 or more days of paid vacation each year. Passing such a measure would make Washington the first state in the nation to guarantee paid vacation time for workers.
Possible Policy: Mandatory Home Energy Audits
Policies being considered at both the City and State level would promise to increase local standards for energy efficiency in a way that plays on the market.
Carrotmob Comes to Seattle
If socially conscious consumers organize their efforts, their green choices can produce a much bigger -- and quicker -- change in the business landscape. Join Greendrinks at the Pike Pub & Brewery on April 22 to see how it works!
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