Author Archives: EnviroEd

two charging stations at Marina Park parking lot

Greener Power for Kirkland’s Fleet and Buildings

You might not know about some of the ways the City of Kirkland is working to reduce climate emissions both at the City and in the Kirkland community. As a founding member city of the King County – Cities Climate…

Schools can be teaching kids the 3 R’s

Juanita High School students have recently learned that with minimal effort, they have reduced their lunchroom waste by half! The school initiated their lunchroom sorting system in spring of 2015. With ongoing education, the students have learned that food, paper…

solar panels

Solarize Spotlight: Stan

Stan Hungerford’s household is one of forty-one that installed solar in 2015 through the Solarize Kirkland program. Here’s his solar story, in his own words (edited for brevity): A Long Interest in Efficiency Having worked as a Chemical/Industrial Engineer and…

large solar array installed through Solarize Kirkland

Solarize Spotlight: Bob & Kathy

Bob and Kathy Forgrave are just one of forty-one Kirkland households who installed solar at home in 2015 through the Solarize Kirkland program. Here’s their solar story, in Bob’s words: From Interest to Imperative Our interest in solar built slowly….

Cotton Hill Park Steward directing volunteers

Park Stewards: Rockstars of Restoration

This guest post is by Katie Cava, who previously led the Green Kirkland Partnership’s Steward Program. As the staff person leading the Green Kirkland Partnership’s Steward Program, I have the opportunity to support and train community members who dedicate their…

worm bin bedding made of leaves and shredded cardboard

Turn Garbage into Gold and Rot Into Riches!

Guest post by Maren Neldam, Environmental Program Coordinator at Seattle Tilth Compost happens. In a natural ecosystem, plants and animals regularly add organic matter to the soil through physiological and biological processes. These organic deposits feed a whole world of…