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Press Release | July 29, 2011

Students Teach | Zero Waste Art Exhibit


SEATTLE, WA - (July 29, 2011) - On Monday, August 1st, Seattle and Shoreline elementary students and their famlies will gather at 6:30 pm with CleanScapes and Seattle Public Utilities' Solid Waste Director, Tim Croll at the Northgate Library to kick off a month-long student art exhibit featuring zero waste ideas.

Artwork from 56 students will be on display representing your artists from John Hay, Kimball, Wing Luke, Laurelhurst, and Lowell Elementary in Seattle and Meridian Park, Echo Lake, and Lake Forest Park Elementary in Shoreline.


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tags: seattle  shoreline  waste reduction 

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In The News | July 28, 2011

Tapping the Potential of Our Alleyways


Check out this article about how Seattle's alley use compares to other cities...

Seattle’s alleys could take inspiration from those found in Australia, Japan and other U.S. cities.

After living in Portland most of my life with a couple stints in Manhattan and Paris, I realized a very valuable asset upon moving to downtown Seattle: the untapped potential of our alleyways.
 
Continue reading at the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

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Community News | June 24, 2011

CleanScapes’ Waste Diversion staff help local family go on a “trash diet”


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.

Continue reading at Growing a Baby Reviews


tags: seattle  waste reduction  going green 

In The News | February 14, 2011

Show your love for Queen Anne and win a $50,000 community improvement reward


Check out this article about our community improvement in the Queen Anne neighborhood...

 

"Show your love for Queen Anne and win a $50,000 community improvement reward from CleanScapesAccording to the CleanScapes (the folks who pick up the trash), in 2009 Seattle created 352,000 tons of garbage, which eventually found a final resting place in an Oregon landfill. So in an effort to keep all that…stuff…from even getting into the waste stream, CleanScapes is dangling a $50,000 carrot. From the fall of 2010 through fall of 2011 CleanScapes is tracking yard, recycling and trash volumes picked up in service areas. The neighborhood demonstrating the greatest percentage decrease in waste volumes over the course of the year will win a $50,000 community improvement project from the company."

 

Continue reading at the Seattle PI Blog


tags: seattle  community improvement award  queen anne 

In The News | February 11, 2011

Queen Anne in close race to win $50,000 toward a community project


Check out this article about our community improvement in the Queen Anne neighborhood...

 

"The west half of Queen Anne is a close second to win a stake in a $50,000 community project through a city-wide contest held by Seattle waste management company CleanScapes.

 

Running from September 2010 to September of this year, trash collection areas are competing against one another to make the largest reduction in trash, yard waste and recycling compared to the previous year."

 

Continue reading at Queen Anne View


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