May 5, 2015
The message written on the playground in colorful chalk got right to the point: “Aphids are pests. Ladybugs eat aphids.”
That was one of the main lessons Grand Ridge Elementary School students took away from their Earth Day activities April 22. With the help of volunteers from the Issaquah Highlands Community Association, the students released about 18,000 ladybugs into the school’s Grizzly Patch Garden and neighboring landscape.
May 3, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 3, 2015
If your business or organization shows exceptional commitment to reducing the amount of waste it sends to the landfill, apply to be one of King County’s Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling.
The entry deadline is June 12.
March 31, 2015
Endeavour Elementary School is the first school to attain the title of Level Four Sustaining Green School from the King County Green Schools Program.
March 25, 2015
Applications are now being accepted for the Golden Dumpster Award 2015, presented by the city of Issaquah and the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Recology CleanScapes.
The award recognizes businesses that have made significant achievements in the areas of waste reduction, recycling and tenant education.
Winners will be awarded in the following business categories: Read more
March 2, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 2, 2015
The city is accepting nominations for the Ruth Kees Environmental Award and the Community Environmental Award.
The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. March 11.
Kees’ namesake award honors the legacy of a grassroots activist who for more than four decades advocated for the preservation of landmarks and natural areas, sustainable development, recycling programs and the protection of the Issaquah Valley Aquifer and Tiger Mountain.
November 4, 2014
Maybe we should change the name of our city
I propose that we rename Issaquah “Developerville.”
It seems our city government gives the developers anything they want.
September 23, 2014
Windermere Real Estate teams up with 1 Green Planet to host its inaugural electronics recycling event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at its Issaquah office, 1810 15th Place N.W.
“A lot of people aren’t sure where to take their electronics, big appliances, motorcycles, barbecues and a number of others things to properly get rid of them, so we are providing them with the opportunity,” Erin Etchemendy, Windermere sales and listing coordinator, said. “We also really want to give 1 Green Planet the chance to get their name out there so people know where to go in the future.”
August 12, 2014
NEW — 9 a.m. Aug. 12, 2014
Dust off the gardening gloves and keep those dinner scraps as you learn how to transform food and yard waste into compost and get tips to safely eliminate garden pests in the Master Recycler Composter-Eastside program.
Applications, available here, are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 15.
Email your completed application to Maren Neldam at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line MRC Eastside Application.
July 29, 2014
King County’s Solid Waste Division recently honored Spiritwood at Pine Lake for adopting business practices that reduce waste and increase recycling, naming them one of their Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling for 2014.
Spiritwood implemented recycling and composting throughout its community in which both residents and staff actively participated to reduce their carbon footprint. The program has been successful in reducing their garbage waste by half.
June 3, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. June 3, 2014
Local residents can donate unwanted items at the Liberty High School PTSA electronics recycling drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 at Renton Technical College, 3000 N.E. Fourth St., Renton.
Accepted items include working and broken electronics, appliances, bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trucks, batteries, fitness equipment, medical equipment, lawnmowers and barbecues. Computers, laptops, printers, scanners and other computer parts are also accepted.
Recycling is free, but a suggested donation of at least $10 is encouraged. The money raised will go toward senior events for the Liberty class of 2016.