Deb Seymour hates plastic, loves solar and drives an electric ZENN car named Zoe.
An life-long musician and avid environmentalist, Deb Seymour has been exploring different ways to live lightly on the earth ever since age seven, when her question “where do they put all the garbage?” was not sufficiently answered.
Not long after that, she became early proponent of recycling: re-using envelopes and manila filing folders for school work, shopping in thrift stores, (despite having enough money), and driving small, fuel-efficient Japanese-made cars, way before it was common-place (and despite the cars being called “rice stompers” by the uninitiated.)
A volunteer block captain for Boulder, Colorado’s EcoCycle, Deb knocked on neighbor’s doors, handed out fliers and even offered to collect people’s reusables. This was, of course, way before the era of curbside recycling.
She then went on to co-found and work for Greener Cleaners, “Boulder’s First Earth-Friendly Cleaning Service”, experimenting with her fellow co-founders Andrew Mayer and John Horner, how to effectively use baking soda and vinegar to clean houses. By trial and error, the three cohorts soon has a business clientele that included commercial offices as well as private homes.
Shortly after moving to Seattle, WA, Deb found her self working for Cascadia Consulting Group, doing public education of Household Hazardous Waste issues at the King County Waste Mobile. She also did a stint conducting garbage surveys, via Cascadia, for the Kind County Solid Waste Services.
Deb has volunteered for highway trash pickup, interned with YES! Magazine, a progressive journal of positive futures, t, is a member of the Nature Conservancy, Washington Wildlife Fund, and has lobbied in Olympia, WA for the Washington Toxics Coalition and, more recently for House Bill 1481 about electric cars in the State of Washington.
She either is or has been a regular supporter of People For Puget Sound, The Cousteau Society, People Against Rocky Flats and numerous other Colorado and Washington environmental groups.
She is currently an avid and active member of the Seattle Electric Vehicle Assocation
When not bloggin, Deb is also an award-winning performing songwriter with three music CDs to her credit and is the owner-operator of DebWebWorks Web Design.
700 NW 42nd Street #301
Seattle, WA 98107