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Treehugger’s Nirvana Opens in Washington State

November 19, 2013
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Treehugger’s Nirvana Opens in Washington State
Deb Henderson/Grow Community Bainbridge
For those who want a close-knit, carbon neutral, bike-sharing community

If your idea of paradise is a close-knit, carbon neutral, bike-sharing community, I’ve got a deal for you. A new planned community on Bainbridge Island, Washington called Grow Community has it all built in from the get-go.There are apartments and single-family homes, community gardens, and all the pleasures of Seattle just a short ferry ride away—even a community car-sharing program. Of course, most of us live in places that weren’t built green from the ground up, but Grow Community gives us a working model of what’s possible with time, knowledge and intention. Every town can be a little greener in ways that add up to big quality-of-life improvements. If you like what you see, check out the One Planet Living program that helped shape Grow Community.

 

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