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…

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…

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

A Green Team is a group of passionate employees that promotes sustainability practices in their workplace. Does your workplace have a Green Team? Would you like to have a Green Team by the time the next Earth Day comes around? Here…

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…