When we invest in a healthy environment, the South Whidbey Island beauty we appreciate each and every day can be preserved for generations to come. That’s why, when Goosefoot restored the Cash Store, we salvaged and reused many of the original materials. It’s why we decided to demonstrate environmentally friendly building practices in Bayview Corner’s solar-powered composting toilet, the geo-grid parking areas and the porous pavement lot.

Goosefoot is walking its talk as good stewards of our environment and we are intent on leaving South Whidbey in better shape than we found it. To learn how we’re doing it – and how you can play a role, too—click on the links below.

Sustainable design
Reusable building materials
Salvaged lumber
Composting toilet
Porous paving
Waterless urinal
Solar energy
Framing
Rainwater collection



Other community resources located on Whidbey Island that help preserve and sustain the environment:

Institute for Children's Environmental Health (ICEH)
ICEH's primary mission is to foster collaborative initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate environmental exposures that can undermine the health of current and future generations.

The Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI)
NWEI develops programs that empower individuals and organizations to protect the Earth through their innovative study guides that assist small groups in leading self-guided discussion courses. Contact volunteer mentor Linda Lindsay at llindsay@whidbey.com

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers' Market
The South Whidbey Tilth Association promotes growing healthy food while being good stewards of the environment by teaching classes and doing research. It also supports local farmers using sustainable and organic methods by sponsoring Saturday and Wednesday farmers' markets.

Whidbey Audubon Society
Dedicated to the protection of wildlife species and their habitat on Whidbey Island and
surrounding waters.

Whidbey Camano Land Trust
For more than 20 years the Whidbey Camano Land Trust has protected our islands’ significant natural and rural areas by working with private landowners, community groups and public agencies.

Whidbey Environmental Action Network (WEAN)
WEAN’s mission is to preserve and restore the native biological diversity of Whidbey Island and the Pacific Northwest.

Whidbey Institute at Chinook
The Whidbey Institute connects the human spirit with the natural world through education, reflection, and experience, liberating the capacity to serve the common good.

Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD)
The Whidbey Island Conservation District serves residents of Whidbey Island, assisting rural landowners, farmers, municipalities, and other partners to protect and restore the natural resources of Whidbey Island. In addition, the District hosts tours, workshops, event booths, and are active in newly developing issues relating to low impact development.

Whidbey Watershed Stewards
Whidbey Watershed Stewards promotes the health and vitality of all of South Whidbey's watersheds and nearshore through education, restoration projects, and research.

Washington State University Extension/Island County