Category: Conserve

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…

Safe Spring Cleaning

Does your list of spring cleaning projects include clearing out your garage or under your sink? If so, you will probably find leftover or unused containers of hazardous products – things like oil-based paints and thinners, solvents, pesticides, vehicle fluids…

lawn and natural landscape by home

Guide to Choosing a Green Landscaper

Are you looking to hire a landscaper for your yard? To help you choose a green landscaper, it’s worth asking possible companies a few questions first to be sure they’ll use sustainable landscaping practices to protect the environment and save…

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 leads 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 free…

On the Road Again: Über Mom, Mother Nature

We men love our mothers. We do. Maybe our life-long adoration is nothing more than a genetically-ingrained “thank you!” for growing us in their bodies and bringing us to life after nine long months. Maybe it’s the unconditional love and…

3d recycling guides at Evergreen Health's cafeteria

26 Things Your Green Team Can *Do*

You have a Green Team at your office, now what? Here are 26 activities that your Green Team could do (and feel free to contact us for help at your Kirkland workplace!): Cut Your Workplace’s Waste Improve recycling at your…

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…

What will you do to help Puget Sound?

May is Puget Sound Starts Here Month. The goal of this month is to raise awareness that Puget Sound is in trouble due to a variety of pollution sources, and to empower residents to make a difference through simple actions…