Author Archives: Kelly Ferron

About Kelly Ferron

Kelly Ferron was the Recycling Programs Coordinator during 2011-2013. She moved to the private sector after leaving Kirkland.

Watch Your Waste!

Everyone’s heard the phrase, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, but how many of us actually incorporate this into our daily lives? Sure, Northwesterners are known for their commitment to recycling, but we can go further with our waste reduction! Challenge yourself to…

Composting 101

We see the word everywhere: compostable! We can even compost food at a Mariner’s game, but when you ask most people, no one seems to know, just what is compost? Composting is nature’s process of recycling organic materials into what…

Home Energy Efficiency Made Easy!

Our homes use a lot of energy and a lot of it is used inefficiently.  You can conserve energy in your home by starting with some quick changes around the house or go even greener and make some larger and…

Residents taking photos at Cascade Recycling Center tour

De-Bunking Recycling Myths

Kirkland residents work hard to recycle right. But, just where do these recyclables go after you’ve placed them in your recycling cart? Every spring and fall, as a part of Kirkland’s Sustainability Education Series, thirty Kirkland residents see for themselves…

Are You Addicted to Plastic?

Have you seen the documentary Addicted to Plastic? (You can find the trailer on YouTube.) In the film, a young man takes us on his journey to travel the world studying plastics: how they are made, how we dispose of them,…