Nominate someone for city environmental awards

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.

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The Beat — Globalization and sustainability class

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.

Jaimie Waltz Issaquah High School

Jaimie Waltz
Issaquah High School

Whitney, who also teaches history at Issaquah High School, created the curriculum for this semester class.

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Timber Ridge at Talus to expand by 145 homes

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.

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New florist offers sustainable flowers

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.

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Help King County officials set environmental goals

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.

Sustainability film series returns Nov. 6

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.

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Drive Electric Week car show on Sunday features fast, rare cars

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.

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Issaquah High School hosts sustainability ‘workout’ Aug. 22, public invited to evening forum

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.

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Issaquah, Sammamish councils hold first joint meeting in years

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.”

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King County honors local organizations’ sustainability efforts

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.

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