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…

On the Road Again: What Holds Us Back

Welcome to the first On the Road Again, my blog commentary where I let you in on some of my observations spawned by the sheer boredom of enduring several hours each week of I-405 gridlock.  My basic premise for this…

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,…

Don’t Drip and Drive

Ah, parking lot rainbows – those shining arcs and swirls of purples, greens and blues that appear in our parking spaces after a rain storm. They are so colorful, so beautiful, so… toxic! These rainbows form from drips and leaks…

Welcome to the Kirkland Environmental Service Blog

Welcome! With this blog, we’re looking forward to providing our readers with a depth of information not afforded by our other social media.  Twitter and Facebook only allow us to serve up tasty but less-than-filling morsels of information to our…