Grand Ridge students take green challenge to next level

May 5, 2015

The message written on the playground in colorful chalk got right to the point: “Aphids are pests. Ladybugs eat aphids.”

By Neil Pierson Joon Chang, a volunteer with the Issaquah Highlands Community Association, helps students Natalie Burch (left) and Mai Murakami release ladybugs into the Grand Ridge Elementary School garden during and Earth Day event April 22.

By Neil Pierson
Joon Chang, a volunteer with the Issaquah Highlands Community Association, helps students Natalie Burch (left) and Mai Murakami release ladybugs into the Grand Ridge Elementary School garden during and Earth Day event April 22.

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.

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Endeavour Elementary School honored for environmental practices

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.

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Businesses may apply for Golden Dumpster Award

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

Embrace Zero Waste with renowned author

October 1, 2013

Join waste reduction blogger Bea Johnson, author of “Zero Waste Home,” for a talk about waste reduction from 1-2 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Oct. 17 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive.

The event celebrates the first anniversary of the CleanScapes retail store and customer service center in Gilman Village.

During the presentation, Johnson will share how her family of four adopted a Zero Waste lifestyle, her system of 5Rs and the benefits of living simply. After the presentation will be a 30-minute Q & A and a book signing.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/zerowastelife.

Embrace Zero Waste with author Bea Johnson

September 17, 2013

Join waste reduction blogger Bea Johnson, author of “Zero Waste Home,” for a talk about waste reduction from 1-2 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Oct. 17 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive. The event celebrates the first anniversary of the CleanScapes retail store and customer service center in Issaquah’s Gilman Village.

During the presentation, Johnson will share how her family of four adopted a Zero Waste lifestyle, her system of 5Rs and the benefits of living simply. After the presentation will be a 30-minute Q & A and a book signing.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/zerowastelife.