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.
February 24, 2015
After wondering what class to fill a hole in my schedule this year, I selected Mr. Jon Whitney’s class “Globalization and Sustainability,” hoping my random choice would not lead to a yawn-filled semester.
Whitney, who also teaches history at Issaquah High School, created the curriculum for this semester class.
February 17, 2015
Resort-style Continuing Care Retirement Community Timber Ridge at Talus is adding 145 independent living apartment homes, expanding its onsite Briarwood Health Center with 26 assisted living/memory care apartments and nine private transitional care suites in addition to new community amenities including an indoor swimming pool and auditorium, to be completed in fall 2016.
February 3, 2015
Looking to buy local this Valentine’s Day? Consider giving First and Bloom a look.
The new florist in Issaquah, owned by Tammy Myers, sells only American-grown flowers. She buys locally as part of the growing sustainability movement.
December 1, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 1, 2014
How would you prioritize King County’s environmental goals?
King County officials want to hear from you about what you think their environmental priorities should be.
That a survey here to help shape their vision for a greener King County.
October 28, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 28, 2014
Learn more about urban farming as Issaquah’s Sustainability Film Series presents a free screening of “Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America” at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive.
Free snacks will be provided.
September 20, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 20, 2014
More than 60 electric vehicles from the Northwest, including the world’s fastest street-legal all-electric car, will gather Sept. 21 in Issaquah at a car show celebrating National Drive Electric Week.
Among the new, rare and vintage conversion vehicles on display will be the first Fiat 500e in Washington as well as White Zombie, a 1972 Datsun that accelerates from 0-60 mph in less than 2 seconds, which owner/builder John Wayland is bringing from Portland.
The show is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd.
August 21, 2014
NEW — 4 p.m. Aug. 21, 2014
Fifty student leaders at the middle-school and high-school levels will convene Aug. 22 at Issaquah High School for the first 2050 Workout.
The workout will feature systems thinking, scenario mapping and public speaking practice. Student teams will present their findings at a free public forum from 6-7 p.m. at the school theater.
July 22, 2014
Issaquah and Sammamish had the meeting equivalent of a group hug July 14.
After a year in which the two cities’ leadership have found themselves on different sides of several issues, both city councils and other city administrative staff met at Issaquah City Hall to discuss points of mutual interest. It was their first joint meeting since 2011.
“We all have one thing in common,” Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler said. “We certainly love our cities and we love representing them. We not only care about our communities, we care about the region as well.”
July 15, 2014
King County has credited a number of local organizations for commitment to sustainability.
Rowley Properties Inc., Outsource Marketing, PCC Natural Markets, Cartridge World, the Issaquah School District and the city of Issaquah were named Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling.