What to Buy Now

Item of the Moment: Grain + Natural Dye Collection

Hand-dyed textiles from Bainbridge Island design collective Grain in collaboration with Guatemalan artisans.

07/25/2013 By Amanda Zurita

Tacoma Style

Meet the Shopkeeper: Feather and Oar

Looking for a day trip to Tacoma complete with 60s menswear and a turkey sandwich? Just keep an eye out for the bail bond sign.

07/09/2013 By Kirby Ellis

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Worn Wear Campaign at Patagonia

The West Coast outerwear company is the latest retailer to join the reduce, reuse, recycle, resell trend with the launch of its Worn Wear trade-in campaign

07/08/2013 By Amanda Zurita

Critic's Notebook

Do You Know How to Order Fish in a Restaurant?

Now you will. How to dine responsibly on seafood, in four easy steps.

06/03/2013 By Kathryn Robinson


Blackbird Wants Your Pants

The Ballard shop wants your used raw denim—and they want to give you $40 in exchange.

02/14/2013 By Amanda Zurita


PubliCalendar: Neighborhood Appreciation Day and an Anti-Gun Violence Vigil

Today's picks for civic nerds.

02/08/2013 By Katie Vincent


PubliCalendar: Justice for the Jailed and a Homesteading Hoedown

Today's picks for civic nerds.

02/07/2013 By Katie Vincent

Retail Openings

Coming Soon: Green Eileen

Eileen Fisher's sustainable shop is opening in Seattle and offering in-store rewards in exchange for your gently used goods—and workshops for upcycling your more well-worn ones.

01/28/2013 By Amanda Zurita

Critic's Notebook

Is That Tuna or Escolar in Your Sushi?

Washington state is aiming legislation at fish-labeling fraud. It’s a bigger problem than you think.

01/28/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

Retail News

H&M Global Recycling Program

H&M's new sustainability initiative allows shoppers to exchange used clothing for in-store discounts.

12/20/2012 By Amanda Zurita


Anna and Geoff Martin, First-Generation Farmers

Ten years ago the Seattle Pacific grads set out to live sustainably. Now they’re working farmers, providing fruits, vegetables, and Thanksgiving turkeys to a thankful community.

10/09/2012 By Matthew Halverson


Visionaries Imagine Seattle in 2062

David Miller, Erik Lindbergh, and Dr. Leroy Hood imagine Seattle 50 years from now.

01/20/2012 By James Ross Gardner and Brian Colella

Arts & Culture

PARK(ing) Day Outside the Office

City-wide event transforming parking spaces into art installations lands right outside the PubliCola office.

09/16/2011 By Lummy Lin


I-5 Loves the Electric Car

Charging stations open up electric travel to Canada and Portland.

07/14/2011 By Allison Williams

Books & Authors

A City on a Sustainable Hill

Three new books contend Seattle can still teach the world a green thing or two.

11/08/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Portland vs. Seattle

Worldchanging's fundraiser this Friday night will feature the mayors of Portland and Seattle, a discussion not to be missed by the Seattle multitudes who suffer from Portland envy. And for those of you not properly feeling that envy, read this post and we

09/29/2010 By Dan Bertolet

The C is for Crank

Redefining Self-Sufficiency

05/14/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

Eat this, not that

Sustainable Sushi: Mashiko says "Sayonara, unagi."

Plus three fish you should never order at the sushi bar, and what to eat instead.

08/19/2009 By Karen Quinn

Sustainability, dude

Restaurants Getting Greener

And not just for St. Patrick’s Day

03/06/2009 By Kathryn Robinson