Seattle Public Utilities and The Glad Products Company have teamed up to challenge 10 local bloggers to go on a 4-6 week "trash diet". CleanScapes Waste Diversion Project Manager, Candy, served as personal Sustainability Expert and met one blogger and her family in their home to review recycling and composting guidelines, share resources and tips and provide an onsite sort of their garbage and recycling to see what trash “fat” she could cut.
Bloggers plan to post weekly updates on their experiences and what they are learning about recycling and composting along the way.
As a parent and PTA member, Susie O’Donnell wanted to make a difference at her kids’ elementary school. After starting an environmental committee of the Echo Lake Elementary PTA she heard about a project that she thought the teachers and kids could get excited about….
When the Peterka family moved from their farm in Carnation back to Shoreline, they decided to bring the farm and their zero-waste strategy with them. They have become role models for neighbors and the Shoreline community as local leaders in urban farming and community gardening. The Peterka’s zero waste lifestyle has inspired the City of Shoreline to offer a new service: a 10-gallon monthly garbage pick-up option. How do they do it? Step by step.
In response to the Neighborhood Rewards challenge, Eric Hunter-Gale with Green Man Tree Service, LLC decided to help his Madrona neighbors reduce yard waste by offering free chipping events in early January. Neighbors came and lined with Christmas trees and other woody holiday shrubs, and left with chips for their spring gardens.
When Washington State Rep. Reuven Carlyle heard about the Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards competition he decided to start a competition of his own – a very personal one. He challenged his family of six to reduce their own garbage, recycling and yard waste by 25%!