Low Impact Hub at West Central Park

166 Division St NW, Olympia, WA 98502
Open May 19

West Central Park, a model of low-impact development, will be the Hub for this year's tour.  Centrally located between several Olympia Tour sites, you can sign-in, pick up a Green Tour map and explore the possibilities of sustainable living and building on display at the Hub! 

Come see the SolaRover, learn about Tiny Home living from Design for People, figure out Green Choice lending from Olympia Federal Savings and much more!  Read more about the local businesses and orgs who will be on-hand below...

Please note, all Tour-goers are required to register or sign-in, including signing a Waiver of Liability and Photo Release.  You may take care of that now by registering on Eventbrite, or come to any of the Tour sites where you will be asked to sign in.  Once you have, you'll be given a Tour bracelet so you'll only have to sign in once.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Businesses and Organizations who will be at the Hub:

  • Apex Landscape Design:  Apex creates beautiful, functional and inviting spaces with a balanced combination of structures, systems, and plantings quality design, fine materials, and careful craftsmanship to produce landscapes that are not only beautiful but functional by integrating fine materials, and careful craftsmanship.
  • Capitol / Olympia Chapter Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit organization that works toward clean water, healthy ocean and coastlines and accessible beaches for all to enjoy by finding lasting solutions to the threats facing our oceans. They coordinate beach clean-ups, test water quality at Priest Point and West Bay, meet with restaurants to encourage them to register for the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program, and helped save Half Moon Bay for surfers and beach goers in Westport. 
  • Design for People is a small design studio offering sustainable solutions for the challenges of modern life, drawing on wide-ranging experience, including tiny houses, custom windows, doors, and cabinets; Airstream Restoration (picture at right); Sprinter van conversion; architectural design; 3D printing; and more... using low impact, locally relevant materials. 
  • Edible Forest Gardens:  Local leader Pat Rasmussen and her forest friends transform Olympia lawns into productive food growing spaces using regenerative urban agriculture practices.  Pat is an EcoBuilder who promotes Senior housing solutions through her "Senior Hemp Tiny Homes" campaign.
  • Iron Rabbit Restaurant:  Organics Recycling program.  Iron Rabbit limits their environmental impact through sustainable practices including ethical and sustainable sourcing, water and energy conservation, and the reduction of waste through reusing, composting, and recycling.
  • Whether purchasing, refinancing, retrofitting or building from scratch, Olympia Federal Savings Green Choice Lending programs allow for added efficiency at home and in the financing process.  Choose from Energy Efficient Mortgage or Retrofit H.E.L.P. loans for Ductless Heat Pumps, window upgrades, added insulation, solar and more.
  • South Sound Solar:  Local solar installer who will put PV or Hot Water panels on your house or business - you use the power, or you share it with your neighbors.  Most power companies pay grid tied system owners for the power they produce, before they even use it. That is in addition to net metering!  Come see the SolaRover at West Central Park to learn more.

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