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Get involved in your community, meet like-minded people, and have a whole lot of fun! Volunteer with the Seattle Chapter of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Guild

Meet like-minded people in Seattle's flourishing green building community, and have a lot of fun while you're at it!

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NW Green Home Tour

This is our big annual spring event. The Seattle Green Home Tour was inaugurated in 2011 by a few Guild members (thanks Cate O'dahl, Robert Burns, and Michael Vacirca!) and has been tremendously successful. We partnered with Built Green for the NW Green Home Tour 2013 and 2014 and will continue the partnership for 2015. Planning for the 2015 Tour is already under way, so hop on board! To be a part of this incredible and fun-loving team, contact Kim Mulligan, Tour Chair, at nwght@cps.ecobuilding.orgLearn more about the NW Green Home Tour.


We host monthly educational meetings covering a broad range of topics, as well as special educational events throughout the year. This committee decides which exciting topics to pursue every year and gets to seek out and coordinate with the speakers. To get involved with this energetic team, contact Mercy Rome, Education Chair, at

Booth Events and Workshops

Volunteering at the Guild's booth is one of the funnest and most rewarding ways to volunteer with our chapter. We have booths at over a dozen events every year where we promote our organization and green building, and have exciting, interactive displays and workshops. These events are great opportunities to talk with the general public about green building. Contact Jay Lazerwitz, Booth Chair,, to find out how you can participate!

Green Building Slam

This is our big annual fall event and has been running for 10 years. This juried event showcases ten green projects submitted by our members, and is a super fun evening. The planning committee is looking for dedicated volunteers to start planning for 2015. Meet some new people, network, and have more FUN! If you would like to get involved with this fantastic team, please contact Laura Elfline, Green Building Slam Chair, at Learn more about volunteering for this event.

Communications and Marketing

This is the team that issues the newsletters, updates the website, creates flyers/brochures, posts on Facebook and other social media, etc. We are also in the process of defining communications guidelines and creating a marketing plan. If you would like to help with any of the above, please contact Ann Shi, Communications Chair, at


Do you like meeting and connecting with fellow members? This is the team that helps to welcome new members, connect current members, and reach out to members in general. If you would like to be involved with this, please contact Mercy Rome at

Steering Commmittee

The Steering Committee is like the Board for the local chapter. We're the behind-the-scenes folks and have a lot of fun while doing very important work to keep the wheels rolling for the Chapter. We meet the 2nd Thursday of every month in Seattle. If you would like to attend a Steering Committee meeting or if you would like to learn more about what we do, please contact Wayne Apostolik at Learn more about the Steering Committee.

Phinney Neighborhood Center Work/Trade

In exchange for a very low rental cost for the room where we have our montly educational meetings, we provide professional skills and labor for the Phinney Neighborhood Center to help maintain their facility.  If you would like to do construction work for this work/trade, please contact Justin Fogle, Work-Trade Coordinator, at

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