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Monday, February 8, 2010

Seattle's AGENT GREEN to Invade Greenwood-Phinney for a More Sustainable Feb 12th Art Walk

Shop Local during February 12th Art Walk and Support Six Pilot Businesses Donating 25% of Profits to Sustainability Retrofitting




WHEN
Friday, February 12, 2009
6:00 – 9:00pm

WHERE
Greenwood Avenue North/Phinney Avenue
North Between 60th and 87th streets
Print an art walk map from http://www.artupgp.com/.

This Friday, during the monthly Greenwood-Phinney art walk, the neighborhood will host an Agent Green event, sponsored by Seattle Green Drinks and the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce.

Agent Green is an organized culture mob that works to bring Seattle residents into the neighborhood to use their collective purchasing power to support neighborhood businesses that promise to dedicate 25% of their sales from the day towards energy and water efficiency retrofitting.

This event honors six pilot businesses in particular, the first to participate in the chamber’s Green Smart Sustainable Business Program. This new program is designed to help neighborhood businesses reduce their carbon footprint and improve their overall sustainability.

Join the fun at Gainsbourg Lounge from 6:00 – 10:00pm as the main event headquarters where there will be food and drink specials, live music, and more.
Shop local, give back and build your community. The monthly art walk offers friends and neighbors an evening where they can shop works from local Northwest artists, explore great food in the Greenwood-Phinney community and support community giving throughout the year.

In February, your purchasing power, combined with the Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities’ cash rebates for energy efficient upgrades, will create the capital and inertia needed to aid the businesses in drastically reducing their energy use.

BUSINESS Green Smart Sustainable Business Program -
Pilot Businesses Include:

Greenwood Sip and Ship
8560 Greenwood Ave N

TerraBella Flowers
8417 Greenwood Ave N

Steven Cole Salon and Spa
8408 Greenwood Ave N

Avanti Art & Design
7317 Greenwood Ave N

Mae's Phinney Ridge Café
6412 Phinney Ave N
(closes at 2pm) Special offer: Join Mae’s Café E-Club for chance to win one of three gift certificates for Breakfast for Two ($35 value)

Gainsbourg
8550 Greenwood Ave N
*Event headquarters during Greenwood-Phinney monthly art walk; 6-10pm. Come out for food and drink specials, live music and more!

Green Smart Sustainable Business Program
The Green Smart Sustainable Business Program, powered by the Chamber's Sustainability Committee, helps small businesses in the Greenwood-Phinney neighborhood reduce their carbon footprint and improve their overall sustainability.

The program goals include:
· Assist businesses perform a carbon footprint analysis and lower operating costs through increased energy efficiency and waste reduction strategies
· Connect businesses with available City of Seattle resources such as rebates and funding and with local, green contractors to perform retrofits
· Provide marketing for participating businesses
· Provide workshops and educational materials on small business sustainability

Art Up Greenwood-Phinney Monthly Art Walk
The Greenwood-Phinney Monthly Art Walk takes place on the 2nd Friday of each month. Supported by the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce, the art walk showcases the vibrancy of this ever-changing and exciting community in the heart of North Seattle. This neighborhood art walk embraces a thriving art community and invites local residents to enjoy special discounts and promotions from local restaurants, bars and shops. For more information, including participating businesses, visit http://www.greenwood-phinney.com/

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