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Monday, May 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Another Green Monday Quick Hits from the S-R

What to do with the downtown YMCA building? There is a quagmire of a situation brewing in Riverfront Park over what to do with the old YMCA building. County commissioners have to decide whether to use property taxes collected through the Conservation Futures program to buy the building and turn it into a natural area or to walk away and lose money on the deal. Read more HERE and count on DTE following this story closely. Local ski areas commit to sustainability - a no-brainer right? Schweitzer recently announced it was joining 49 Degrees North, Mt. Spokane and Lookout Pass by formally endorsing the National Ski Area Association's (NSSA) Sustainable Slopes initiative, "a framework for improving the environmental performance of the ski industry." By buying wind energy credits, improving fuel efficiency on grooming, and studying smart growth, local areas are looking at ways to protect the basis of their industry, the earth. Read more HERE.


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