3 Steps to Green Your Business’ Supplies

Kirkland businesses recycle about 24% of their waste – but so much more is recyclable! Increasing what your business recycles can allow you to reduce your trash service and save money, since recycling is free. The City’s Smart Business Guide…

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…

Puget Sound Starts Where?

From the peaks of the Cascade Mountains, to the shores of Lake Washington, and all the way to Seattle’s waterfront, we all live in the Puget Sound watershed. It’s a long journey for a drop of water, but the raindrops…

Dino Coffee?

Here’s a “mind-blowing” thought for you… water is OLD. The water that you used to brew your morning cup of coffee – or that you might be sipping right now – could possibly be the same water that a dinosaur…

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…

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…