Green Pathways Provides Opportunities in Social Justice

Green Pathways Provides Opportunities in Social Justice

Got Green’s Young Leaders in the Green Movement steering committee won a resolution in 2015 to create 100 living wage green internships for low income young workers of color in Seattle. Since then, they have expanded to nonprofit and private environmental employers through the inception of the Green Pathways Fellowship Program.

The Green Pathways Fellowship Program was created through a partnership between Got Green and Rainier Valley Corps to provide opportunities in the green sector for low-income young adults in living wage entry-level positions in the environmental justice movement. With the City Council Approval of the 2019-2020 Seattle City Budget, Green Pathways Fellowship will be receiving $100,000 in 2019 and $164,000 in 2020.

If you are a community-based organization and may be interested in hosting a fellow, please visit this page. Or if you know someone who would be a great fit for this program, please recommend an applicant here.

Cumaru Decking

Cumaru Decking

Mighty House Construction’s latest detached auxiliary dwelling unit (DADU) includes WalkGreen® FSC Certified Cumaru Decking. Cumaru Decking is among the most resilient natural untreated decking materials available on the market today. Cumaru is a highly dense exotic hardwood that has a warm honey brown color with beautiful grain. Cumaru, also known as Brazilian Chestnut or Brazilian Teak, can be left untreated to age to a nice silver-grey or oiled to retain its warm brown color.

Widely recognized as the global “gold standard” for responsible forestry practices, Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC) Certified products are sustainably harvested and ensure eco-friendly and economically viable forestry practices. The FSC Decking is one of the top decking products available in the market in terms of its strength, stability, durability and natural resistance to the elements. The FSC Decking does not contain any harmful chemicals or risk of contaminating water sources.

Decks are fantastic ways to maximize outdoor life in the NW! Mighty House Construction builds everything from backyard porches to decks large enough to celebrate all of life’s milestones.

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Attic to Master Suite Conversion

Attic to Master Suite Conversion

This attic bed room in North Seattle was in desperate need of renovations and redesign. The Mighty House Construction team was to the rescue! The stand alone, low-functioning bedroom was transformed into an incredible master suite including the installation of a master suite bathroom with a steam shower, insulation, a ductless mini-split heat pump, refinished hard wood flooring, and adorned with bright colors. We also added a functional closet space.

What used to be a stand-alone, low functioning attic bedroom, was hardly ever used due to poor insulation and heating efficiency. As a result, Mighty House Construction team installed a ductless mini-split heat pump (DHP) as a great energy-saving solution for heating larger open spaces.

The team also converted the pre-existing, nonfunctional square closets into four more functional spaces to provide the room with more floor space. The room was completed with refinished wood flooring and brightened with lovely cherry paint colors.

A master bathroom was also installed to make the home a two-bathroom house. The team used an antique dresser as a starting point for the bath vanity and made two new custom cabinets. The master bath was also furnished with a beautiful closet tub and steam shower.

This Attic Master Suite Conversion Project was a successful transformation for this family’s home in North Seattle.

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Tile 101 Workshop: 2/23

Tile 101 Workshop: 2/23

February 23, 2019 | Second Use Building Materials SODO

Join us on Saturday, February 23, 2019 for a free Tile 101 Workshop at the Second Use Building Materials Seattle store! Our very own, Doug Elfline will walk you through the best practices for working with tile, from choosing the best tile for your space, to handling tricky spots. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of how to cut, set, grout, and seal tile as well as 10% off their day-of Second Use tile purchase.

This workshop is FREE, but does fill up – please RSVP to maryanne@seconduse.com to reserve your spot!

Surviving the Viaduct Closure

Surviving the Viaduct Closure

The SR-99 Viaduct officially closes down starting Friday January 11, 2019. Here are some tips from Sound Transit (and us!) on how to make the best of the increased travel times and traffic congestion:
  • Work from home when possible
  • Ride your bike to work – check out SDOT’s new interactive bike route map
  • Take the Sounder Train or Link Light Rail – ride share services are offering discounted rates on rides to transit stations through February
  • There will be additional Water Taxi Service – a fun way to get to/from West Seattle!
  • Talk to your employer about flexing your hours to avoid peak commute times
  • Be patient and considerate on public transportation – together we’ll get through the #SeattleSqueeze!

flex your time, pack your patience, be a good rider