My Favorite Recycling Program: E-Cycle Washington

I’m Jenna Higgins, Recycling Programs Coordinator for the City of Kirkland. It’s a great gig – I get to work with residents and businesses on how to reduce waste and sort what they do have into the right spots. It’s…

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Don’t Drip and Drive

We see them every day on the road while driving to work, while parking the car at the grocery store and just about everywhere else that a vehicle with four wheels can possibly go: stains on the pavement formed from…

On the Road Again: Is Recycling a Political Statement?

Our society has done an outstanding job creating and perpetuating stereotypes: over-simplified assumptions and widely held beliefs about how a society, group, or thing might look or behave. So as not to offend, I’ll offer myself and my Scottish heritage…

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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…

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…

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…

Random Acts of Kindness Through Waste

Have you noticed your Facebook friends capturing random acts of kindness? Well if you haven’t – you can be the first. I have friends that walk elderly people across the street, pay for the person behind them in the coffee…

I Heart Kirkland Trees

Back when I first graduated from college, I led tree-planting projects throughout the Cascade Foothills. Rain or shine, volunteers would bundle up in their rain gear and join me every weekend to trudge through the woods, sometimes sinking up to…

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…