10/24/2014

Outerwall Commits to Collecting Two Million Pounds of Mobile Devices to Help Combat Surging E-Waste Crisis

On September 22nd at the Clinton Global Initiative’s Tenth Annual Meeting, Outerwall Inc. announced that it expects to collect at least two million pounds of mobile phones, tablets, and other devices and accessories over the next three years through its ecoATM recycling kiosks, which accept electronics for reuse and recycling, helping to divert e-waste from […]

Learn About the Many Benefits of Driving Electric

Electric Vehicle Show XXX Rootbeer Issaquah

Driving Electric is more fun, more convenient, and less expensive than driving a gas car. Find out more at the largest ever gathering of electric vehicles in the Pacific Northwest at Issaquah’s world-famous XXX Root Beer Drive-In. It’s Official! Governor Jay Inslee has declared that September 15-21 is Drive Electric Week for the State of […]

Washington Among Top U.S. Green Car States . . . #4 in Total Diesel Vehicles and #6 in Total Hybrid Vehicles

Drive Green

Washington, D.C. – California, Texas and Florida lead the U.S. with the most registrations of fuel-efficient clean diesel and hybrid passenger vehicles according to a new analysis and data released today by the Diesel Technology Forum (http://www.dieselforum.org/index.cfm).             The analysis is based on data that includes the registration statistics of all passenger vehicles – cars, […]

Coal to Clean Energy Forum to Highlight Clean Energy Potential for Washington

Beyond Coal

On Saturday, local clean energy business leaders will highlight the enormous opportunity Washington and the Northwest has to transition beyond coal to clean, renewable energy at a Coal to Clean Energy forum hosted by the Sierra Club’s Coal Free PSE campaign. Currently, Puget Sound Energy generates one-third of its electricity for Washington residents from coal-fired power plants, most of which comes […]

Whole Foods Market Chooses WISErg Harvester™ Technology to Reduce Food Scraps at Stores in Washington State

WISErg Harvester

Whole Foods Market Bellevue and WISErg Corporation, a bio-clean technology company that converts food scraps into organic fertilizer for sale to farmers and consumers, recently announced an agreement to deploy the WISErg Harvester unit at Whole Foods Market Bellevue. The installation will be completed in May. The Harvester unit will enable Whole Foods Market Bellevue to reduce food […]

Webinar Will Focus on Urban Farming Viability

NCAT ATTRA

Local food was once considered to be in the purview of consumers and small-scale producers. Recently, policymakers, including those residing in cities, began embracing local food systems as a solution to a myriad of urban problems, including lack of green space and a dearth of healthy food availability. As part of this shift in policy, […]

Local Landscape Designer Hendrikus Schraven Acting in Ben Stiller Movie Opening Christmas Day!

Hendrikus Schraven Landscape Designer to the Stars Issaquah

Hendrikus Schraven, noted landscape designer and local TV gardening expert, turns actor in Ben Stiller’s new movie, the Secret Life of Walter Mitty, playing in theaters this December 25th.  No, it’s not time to switch careers yet!  Although many of his scenes ended up on the cutting room floor, it was still a great ride being […]

Taco Time NW Wins 2013 Leadership Award from Washington Organics Recycling Council

Taco Time NW

Taco Time NW, a northwest-based family-owned Mexican quick-service restaurant was awarded the 2013 Leadership In Organics Recovery Award from the Washington Organics Recycling Council.  This award goes to a company or individual who has championed an Organics Recovery program that has targeted a new part of the waste stream or has increased participation. As part […]

Third Grade Teachers Encouraged to Join Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program

Huge Cabbage

Gardening teaches kids where food comes from, healthy eating and raises their environmental consciousness. A great way to get kids started in the garden is the National Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program, it’s free to any third grade classroom in the country and teachers can registerNOW at  http://bonniecabbageprogram.com/ for the 2014 program. Bonnie Plants will truck 2”cabbage […]

Local Environmental Specialists Give Boost to Cheasty Greenspace at Mt. View

A team of Stantec’s Seattle and Bellevue-area architects, environmental experts, and design industry professionals recently removed moved nearly 1,000 square feet of Himalayan Blackberry bushes, English Ivy and other vegetation from critical areas of the 10-acre Cheasty Greenspace at Mt. View (Beacon Hill).