• Join us for the world's greenest holiday party. 

  • Celebrating support and achievement

    across the Cascadia bioregion

  • Recognizing the people and organizations 

    leading the way forward

Groundswell 2014

December 5, 2014 | 7:00pm-10:00pm
The Bullitt Center | 1501 E Madison St., Seattle, WA

Join us for the world's greenest holiday party. 

Whether you're a longtime Cascadia Green Building Council Member or new to the bioregion, you're invited to Groundswell. Our holiday celebration is a fun and light-hearted opportunity to enjoy delicious (and local) food and drink, make new connections and toast to another year of green building innovation.




Every year, dedicated volunteers further advance Cascadia’s mission to achieve a living future that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. At Groundswell, we'll celebrate the passion and impact of these green building pioneers.

The Cascadia Fellowship is awarded annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the green building movement either regionally or nationally, and are recognized leaders within the greater green design community. The Fellows embody Cascadia’s conviction that individuals and organizations can lead a transformation of the built environment by acting as a lever and a catalyst for change. We'll announce our 2014 Cascadia Fellows at Groundswell. 


Thank you to our generous beverage sponsors, Hilliard's Beer and Finn River Farm & Cidery.

Hilliard’s Beer was founded in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle in 2011. Packaging beer in cans was an important part of the original Hilliard’s Beer business plan: better for the beer's longevity, better for business operation sustainability and better for the environment. The brewing philosophy of Hilliard’s Beer is ‘keep it simple’ with a focus on quality ingredients. This philosophy is displayed in their cans' designs, created by Seattle's own design company, Mint. 


Finnriver sparkling hard ciders and spirited fruit wines are handcrafted on our 33 acre organic family farm and artisan cidery on Washington’s wild Olympic Peninsula. In the Finnriver barn, cider‐making is a process of discovery — a blend of chemistry, art, nature’s will, ancient wisdom, farm ingenuity and adventurous experimentation. Finnriver is inspired by the generosity of the orchard and the possibilities of the apple, and guided by the both old world and contemporary American traditions of fermentation and cider making.


Sponsor Groundswell

Announce your organization as a leader in the Cascadia bioregion's green building community. Download our Sponsorship Prospectus or contact us for details. 






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