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The South Puget Environmental Education Clearinghouse was formed on March 23, 1990 by Gita Moulton, Peter Moulton and Sue Patnude. The organization’s name, when translated into an acronym, spells SPEECH in order to emphasize an overarching goal: to give greater voice to local environmental concerns.

SPEECH was also intended to function as a nonprofit umbrella organization that acts as an incubator for new initiatives. For example, what is now known as Sustainable South Sound started as a SPEECH project.

Green Pages was launched in order to bring together in one publication news, views and practical information of relevance to the local green community.

What does “green community” mean? In our eyes, the term is not synonymous with a specific political party or ideological perspective, but instead represents a broad range of interest areas. Over the years these have included environmental policy, sustainable community and economic development, bioregional culture, neighborhood rights, low-impact lifestyles and ecology-grounded philosophies.

In the early-1990s SPEECH was highly successful in bringing together green leaders. However, the cost of maintaining a storefront in downtown Olympia ultimately proved too great, so it was closed in 1996. After that point SPEECH’s focus became publishing Green Pages, managing the Envirotalk listserv and hosting events such as candidates’ forums. In 2016 Green Pages switched from publishing a quarterly magazine to an entirely web-based platform.

gp-covers-pumpkin-med1Who has participated in SPEECH

SPEECH’s leadership has been a who’s who of the local green community. What follows is a hopefully complete list of everyone who has been a board or staff member (let us know if we’ve inadvertently left anyone out). Go here for current participants.

1990                    
  • Board: Gita Moulton, Peter Moulton, Sue Patnude
  • SPEECH Staff: Barbara Bellettierre, Ann Butler, Regina Costa, Bruce Fortune, Gita Moulton, Peter Moulton, Sue Patnude, Doreen Powers, Doug Riddels, Rob Ritchie, Lauren Towne
  • Green Pages Staff: Rene Bressieux, Bill Bryant, Regina Costa, Ingrid Hansen, Camille Hodges, Simon Maas, Peter Moulton, Susanne Pitman, Rob Ritchie, Chris Smith, Pat Tossing
1991                    
  • Board: Peter Moulton (President), Mary Oliver (Treasurer), Sue Patnude (Secretary), Ann Butler, Jeff Dickison, Les Eldridge, Bruce Fortune, Jeanette Hawkins, Rick Moore, Jerry Parker, Doug Riddels, Laine Young
  • Green Pages Staff: Barbara Bellettiere, Steve Brock, Darien Brown, Bill Bryant, Regina Costa, Dave Depew, Pam Druliner, Tina Floyd, Sandra Gueth, Ingrid Hansen, Rob Healy, Camille Hodges, Ray Kelleher, Simon Maas, Clara McClane, Kate Mikell Jacobson, Gita Moulton, Peter Moulton, Susanne Pitman, Rob Ritchie, Rhonda Rosenberg, Pat Tassoni, Roland Zoller
1992                    
  • Board: Rick Moore (President), Mary Oliver (Treasurer), Sue Patnude (Secretary), Ann Butler, Jeff Dickison, Les Eldridge, Bruce Fortune, Jeanette Hawkins, Peter Moulton, Jerry Parker, Doug Riddels, Laine Young
  • Green Pages Staff: Peggy Bruton, Amy Chomowicz, Chris Conover, Brodie Cox, Dave Depew, Tina Floyd, Janine Gates, Ingrid Hansen, Rob Healy, Sarah Huntington, Tom Hyde, Kate Mikell Jacobson, Dave Morris, Peter Moulton, John Riser, S. Salmi, Regan Perry Vitous, Roland Zoller
1993                    
  • Board: Linda Medcalf (President), Gene Dziedzic (Vice President), Mary Oliver (Secretary/Treasurer), Ann Butler, Brodie Cox, Bruce Fortune, Bill Hashim, Kate Mikell Jacobson, Peter Moulton, Sue Patnude, Eli Sterling
  • Green Pages Staff: Barbara Bellettiere, Peggy Bruton, Cobalt Catnip, Chris Conover, Brodie Cox, Mike Coyne, Dave Depew, Norma Epstein, Tina Floyd, Ingrid Hansen, Rob Healy, Sarah Huntington, Tom Hyde, Darcy Jeane, Jim LaSpina, Larry Leveen, Peter Moulton, Linda Rakestraw, Tracy Randall, Doug Riddels, S. Salmi, Mark Sherman, Regan Perry Vitous
1994                    
  • Board: Nina Carter (President), Brodie Cox, Gene Dziedzic, Lisa Fernandez, Dave Groves, Bill Hashim, Linda Medcalf, Mary Oliver, Tom Rainey, Don Schluter, Eli Sterling
  • Green Pages Staff: Matthew Booker, Mary Jo Buza, Shane Carlson, Dave Catterson, Cameroin Chesebrough, Brodie Cox, Barbara Cummings, Dave Depew, Tina Floyd, Kari Forbes, Claudia Haines, Velva Hampson, Leo Healey, Susanne Hindle, Stan Johnson, Curt Kipp, Rachelle Langbehnr, Mike Layton, Kellie Patton, Kathleen Peggar, Miel Pelly, Tom Sackett, Zach Schwartz, Emma Sinclair, Eli Sterling, Anna Strauss, Kim Swan
1995                    
  • Board: Nina Carter (President), Eli Sterling (Vice President), Dave Groves (Treasurer), Lisa Fernandes (Secretary), Matthew Booker, Kevin Campbell, Gene Dziedzic, Connie Gradoville, Curt Kipp, Mary Oliver, Tom Rainey
  • Green Pages Staff: Jeffrey Bell, Matthew Booker, Lynn Bornholdt, Bill Bradlee, Sherry Buckner, Mary Jo Buza, Kevin Campbell, Randy Carter, Dave Catterson, Ian Dallas, Kari Forbes, Leo Healy, Stan Johnson, Curt Kipp, Mike Layton, Matt Love, Jenny Miller, Jessie Miller, Oliver Moffat, James Norwalk, A. J. O’Donnell, Janet Partlow, Heather Peggar, Brian Pratt, Michele Regan, Hiwa Schwan, Zach Schwartz, Emma Sinclair, Jeffree Stewart, Amy Stock, Kim Swan
1996 (Jan./July)
  • Board: Tom Rainey (President), Gene Dziedzic (Vice President), Dave Groves (Treasurer), Connie Gradoville (Secretary), Nina Carter, Heidi Hall, Curt Kipp, Carol Richmond
  • Green Pages Staff: Jeffrey Dean Bell, Barbara Borst, Bill Bradlee, Ann Buck, Mary Jo Buza, Kevin Campbell, Randy Carter, Dave Catterson, Ian Dallas, Gene Dziedzic, Heidi Hall, Leo Healy, Stan Johnson, Curt Kipp, Vince Lalonde, Mike Layton, Michael MacSems, Jenny Miller, Oliver Moffat, Jason Murges, James Norwalk, Sal Occhino, Janet Partlow, Johnny Peden, Rob Powers, Brian Pratt, Michele Regan, Paul Schryver, Emma Sinclair, Ken Steffenson, Phil Wolf
1996 (Aug./Dec.)
  • Board: Peter Moulton (President), Tom Rainey (Vice President), Krag Unsoeld (Treasurer), Susan Markey (Secretary), Brodie Cox, Paul Horton, Steve Wamback, Laura Weiss, Cedar Wells
  • Green Pages Staff: Ben Alexander, Barbara Borst, Glen Buschmann, Dale Grenier, Stan Johnson, Vince Lalonde, Mike Layton, Peter Moulton, Mike Nelson, Janet Partlow, Emma Sinclair, Ken Steffenson
1997                    
  • Board: Peter Moulton (President), Krag Unsoeld (Vice President), Wendy Bolender (Secretary), Brodie Cox, John Erickson, Russ Fox, Mike Madsen, Mike Nelson
  • Green Pages Staff: Stephen L. Beck, Karen Bert, Barbara Borst, Kathleen Bucher, Dane Clay, Sharon Drozdowsky, Nicolle Gilsdorf, Dale Grenier, Erica Guttman, Chris Hawkins, Stan Johnson, Palu Kingston, Vince Lalonde, Mike Layton, Martin Lee, Karmen Martin, Carla Miller, Eric Miller, Leslie Morris, Peter Moulton, Mike Nelson, Janet Partlow, Julius Schlemmacher
1998                    
  • Board: Peter Moulton (President), Krag Unsoeld (Vice President), Brodie Cox, John Erickson, Tracy Farrell, Russ Fox, Chris Hawkins, Mike Nelson
  • Green Pages Staff: Stephen L. Beck, Karen Bert, Sharon Drozdowsky, Tracy Farrell, Irina Gendelman, Nicolle Gilsdorf Erica Guttman, Chris Hawkins, Mike Layton, Martin Lee, Eric Miller, Peter Moulton, Nalini Nadkarni, Mike Nelson, Jerry Parker, Janet Partlow, Rebeca Potasnik, Julius Chlemmacher
1999                    
  • Board: Krag Unsoeld (President), Mike Nelson (Vice President), Chris Hawkins (Treasurer), Erica Guttman (Secretary), Stephen L. Beck, John Erickson, Tracy Farrell, Peter Moulton, Paul Pickett, Rebeca Potasnik
  • Green Pages Staff: Stephen L. Beck, Tracy Farrell, Irina Gendelman, Nicolle Gilsdorf, Erica Guttman, Chris Hawkins, Peter Moulton, Nalini Nadkarni, Mike Nelson, Jerry Parker, Lee Pickett, Paul Pickett, Rebeca Potasnik, Jack M. Potter, Julia Santamaria.Schwartz
2000                    
  • Board: Krag Unsoeld (President), Chris Hawkins (Treasurer), Erica Guttman (Secretary), Stephen L. Beck, John Erickson, Tracy Farrell, Peter Moulton, Paul Pickett
  • Green Pages Staff: Stephen L. Beck, Keith Cotton, Tracy Farrell, Irina Gendelman, Erica Guttman, Chris Hawkins, Tim Hilliard, Peter Moulton, L. Pickett, Paul Pickett, Julia Santamaria Schwartz
2001                    
  • Board: Krag Unsoeld (President), Chris Hawkins (Treasurer), Erica Guttman (Secretary), Stephen L. Beck, John Erickson, Tracy Farrell, Peter Moulton, Paul Pickett
  • Green Pages Staff: Stephen L. Beck, Keith Cotton, Tracy Farrell, Irina Gendelman, Erica Guttman, Chris Hawkins, Peter Moulton, L. Pickett, Paul Pickett, Julia Santamaria Schwartz
2002                    
  • Board: Krag Unsoeld (President), Stephen Beck (VP), Anne Fritzel (Treasurer), Sarah Broderick, Keith Dublanica, Chris Hawkins, Karen Janowitz, Paul Pickett
  • Green Pages Staff: Stephen Beck & Keith Cotton (co-editors), Keith Cotton and Anne Criss (Green Screens editors), Erica Guttman, Autumn and Paul Pickett, Sarah Broderick, Irina Gendelman
2003                    
  • Board: Krag Unsoeld (President), Stephen Beck (Vice President), Dan Averill (Treasurer), Suzanne Malakoff (Sec.), Sarah Broderick, Keith Cotton, Chris Hawkins
  • Green Pages Staff: Stephen Beck & Keith Cotton (editors), Keith Cotton (Green Screens editor) Eric Guttman, Autumn and Paul Pickett, Irina Gendelman
2004                    
  • Board: Krag Unsoeld (President), Keith Cotton (Vice President), Dan Averill (Treasurer), Suzanne Malakoff (Secretary), Stephen Beck, Sarah Broderick, Eric Delvin, Chris Hawkins
  • Green Pages Staff: Steven Beck, Keith Cotton, Erica Guttman, Suzanne Malakoff, Paul Allen, Dan Averill, Eric Delvin
2005                    
  • Board: Paul Allen, Stephen Beck, Keith Cotton, Sarah Broderick, Eric Delvin, Suzanne Malakofff, Bonnie Phillips, Chris Stearns, Michael Thoma
  • Green Pages Staff: Stephen Beck, Alix Berg, Keith Cotton, Mary Ann Durkin, Erica Guttman, Suzanne Malakoff, Eric Delvin, Paul Peck
2006                    
  • Board: Keith Cotton (President), Suzanne Malakoff (Vice President), Paul Allen (Treasurer), Thea Davis (Secretary)
  • Green Pages Staff: Alex Berg, Keith Cotton, Erica Guttman, Kandice Johnson, Suzanne Malakoff, Ian Ferguson, Paul Allen
2007                    
  • Board: Janine Gates (President), Paul Allen (Vice President), Kandice Caldwell (Secretary), Melissa Drakeford (Treasurer), Keith Cotton, Erica Guttman, Thea Davis
  • Green Pages Staff: Thea Davis, Keith Cotton, Thea Davis, Erica Guttman, Abi Groskopf, Melissa Drakeford, Scott Bishop
2008                    
  • Board: Janine Gates (President), Paul Allen (Vice President), Kara Tebeau (Secretary), Abby Brown, Keith Cotton, Erica Guttman
  • Green Pages Staff: Joanne McCaughan, Erica Guttman, Janine Gates, Jeanine McGann, Thea Davis, Ian Ferguson, Scott Bishop
2009                    
  • Board: Janine Gates (President), Jeanine McGann, Joanne McCaughan, Mark Bergeson, Jeff Mocniak
  • Green Pages Staff: Joanne McCaughan, Janine Gates, Jeanine McGann, Rita Robinson, Scott Bishop
2010                    
  • Board: Janine Gates (President), Jeanine McGann (Vice President), Joanne McCaughan (Secretary), Mark Bergeson (Treasurer), Krag Unsoeld, Gail Sheikhizadeh, John Newman, Steve Robinson, Rick Fellows
  • Green Pages Staff: Joanne McCaughan, Janine Gates, Jeanine McGann, Scott Bishop
2011                    
  • Board: Janine Gates (President), John Newman (Vice President), Krag Unsoeld (Secretary), Mark Bergeson (Treasurer), Steve Robinson, Rick Fellows, Bob Vadas, Jr.
  • Green Pages Staff: Janine Gates, Krag Unsoeld, Scott Bishop, Harry Branch, Laura Hendricks, Jeanine McGann, Steve Robinson, Bob Vadas Jr.
2012                    
  • Board: Janine Unsoeld (President), Mark Bergeson, Krag Unsoeld, Rick Fellows, Bruce Wilkinson
  • Green Pages Staff: Janine Unsoeld, Bruce Wilkinson, Scott Bishop, Harry Branch, Beth Doglio, Jiana Gates, Molly Gibbs, James Goche’, Zoltan Grossman, Boutai Hargrove, Joe McHugh, Joanne McCaughan, George Ormod, John Pearce, Pat Rasmussen, Linda Saunders, Barb Scavezze, Karl Faler, Jim Lazar, Gita Moulton, Tom Skjervold, Bob Vadas Jr.
2013                    
  • Board: Janine Unsoeld (President), Hildi Flores, Mark Bergeson, Krag Unsoeld, Rick Fellows
  • Green Pages Staff: Hildi Flores, Janine Unsoeld, Scott Bishop, Harry Branch, Mike Coday, Simon Gorbaty, Zena Hartung, Carole Richmond, Pat Rasmussen
2014                    
  • Board: Krag Unsoeld (President), Doug Canning, Hildi Flores, Aude Jouanguy, Ruth Shearer, Janine Unsoeld
  • Green Pages Staff: Hildi Flores, Janine Unsoeld, Scott Bishop, Aude Jouanguy, Ruth Shearer, Robert Whitlock
2015                    
  • Board: Krag Unsoeld (President), Doug Canning, Hildi Flores, Aude Jouanguy, Ruth Shearer, Janine Unsoeld
  • Green Pages Staff: Hildi Flores, Janine Unsoeld, Scott Bishop, Dani Madrone, Pat Rasmussen, Ruth Shearer, Robert Whitlock
Current board (go here)