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Facility Efficiency Improvements at NOLS Pacific Northwest

By Becca Sage on 1/16/15 6:12 AM

When it comes to sustainability, every little bit counts. Even a toilet. When Karly Copeland, NOLS Sustainability Coordinator, made a call to NOLS Pacific Northwest to do an annual facility efficiency audit, toilets came up a lot. As it turns out, there is a lot that goes into sustainably updating a facility. Everything from appliances, light bulbs, and pipes, to weather stripping, sink fixtures and toilets must be taken into account. Some fixes are simple while others require much more attention, planning and funding.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, NOLS Pacific Northwest

Get to Know NOLS Pacific Northwest

By Casey Adams on 3/17/14 10:16 AM

Curious about the Pacific Northwest? Chris Agnew, NOLS Pacific Northwest director, has a great deal of insight to offer. Read our recent Q&A session with him to learn more about the region and NOLS courses there.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, NOLS Pacific Northwest

NOLS Pacific Northwest Soaks Up the Sun

By Caitlin Camilliere on 2/28/14 8:15 AM

Newly installed solar panels went live this December at NOLS Pacific Northwest. NOLS PNW is one of nine NOLS locations to use this form of alternative energy. The school teamed up with Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), The North Face, and Whidbey Sun & Wind to install the 9.54 kW solar array that will provide 20 percent of the campus’ electricity needs.

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Topics: NOLS Pacific Northwest, Environmental Stewardship

NOLS Pacific Northwest hosts Board of Directors + Trustees

By Katherine Gottsegen on 6/17/13 4:21 AM

This year NOLS Pacific Northwest hosted the Board of Trustees and
Directors for a weekend of committee meetings and re-connecting. All board members
arrived safely the morning of Friday June 7th and were greeted
by cheerful branch staff and fantastic food, thanks to kitchen manager Anne Harmann. Committee meetings filled the day and staff were encouraged to
join any that piqued interest.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, NOLS Pacific Northwest

Team NOLS PNW dominates Ski to Sea 2010!

By Sara Cottingham on 6/8/10 5:15 AM

The PNW in-town staff got a chance to display their athletic prowess in the annual Ski to Sea relay race in Bellingham, WA on Sunday.

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Topics: NOLS Pacific Northwest, Bellingham, Live the Dream, Ski to Sea, Pacific Northwest