Category: Reduce

On the Road Again: Feel Good Recycling

When it comes to managing the “stuff” in our lives, most of us genuinely want to recycle and contribute at least in some small way toward making the planet a better and cleaner place. Just look at the recycling rates…

Bring Your Bag! Plastic Bag Reduction Policy Coming March 2016

On February 17, 2015, the Kirkland City Council voted to adopt a plastic bag reduction policy ordinance which will restrict retailers from offering disposable plastic bags to consumers after March 1, 2016. Other nearby cities that have adopted plastic bag…

12 Green Habits for the New Year

Kirkland is a pretty eco-conscious city, and we’re proud of all the work our community does to keep the planet healthy. But even the greenest of us might have little environmental blind spots — ingrained habits that we don’t think…

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Introducing Kirkland Green Trip!

Have you heard? Members of your community are taking a pledge to green up their travel and commute! Kirkland’s premier alternative mode resource has long been the Totem Lake Green Trip (TGT) program, but it’s now expanding city-wide. The expanded…

Waste Reduction at Work: Forming A Green Team

Last week, we celebrated Earth Day by having a table at Evergreen Hospital’s 6th Annual Earth Day Event: Who made this event possible? Evergreen Hospital’s Green Team plans, organizes, and implements this well-attended event every year. A Green Team is…

Waste Reduction at Work: Break Room Bliss

When the phone doesn’t stop ringing or work just keeps piling on your desk, the office’s break room is a place that employees can go to “get away from it all,” even if it’s only for 15 minutes to an…

On the Road Again: Learning to Practice

So a couple of months ago I decided to buy a birthday present for myself.  It’s one of those things that I had subconsciously coveted for literally decades but for some reason had never bought for myself or even considered…

Waste Reduction at Work: Being PENtastic

When was the last time you broke into tears at work because the office ran out of pens? Exactly. Pens seem to be in unlimited supply in offices even though most of us have lost our penmanship eons ago. Unfortunately,…