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In The News | August 24, 2010

CleanScapes to host Duwamish Alive! Stewardship Site


Check out this article about our Duwahmish Alive! event...

 

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to work at nine restoration sites along the Duwamish River at the semi-annual Duwamish Alive! work day set for Saturday, Oct. 17. “This is the last big volunteer outdoor event of the year and a great chance for families to get out and pitch in to make our community and our hometown river a better, healthier place,” said Dhira Brown, People For Puget Sound Restoration Ecologist and event coordinator.

 

Continue reading at the West Seattle Herald


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In The News | July 05, 2010

700 Volunteers Pick up Trash After Fourth Fireworks


Check out this article about our 4th of July cleanup event with Starbucks and Seattle Public Utilities...

 

With a 2-year-old strapped to his back, Hiroshi Fujita and his 8-year-old daughter combed through gravel near Seattle's Gas Works Park Monday morning, tossing trash from Sunday's fireworks fest into a yellow bag. Across the street, his wife and 6-year-old daughter did the same. The new transplants from Yokohama, Japan, celebrated their first American Independence Day here this year. And, Fujita said, it was only right for them to help with the next day's cleanup.

 

Continue reading at the Seattle Times


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In The News | June 15, 2010

Starbucks Leads 5th of July Cleanup to Thank the Host Neighborhoods of Seattle’s Family 4th Firework


Check out this article about our Partnership with Starbucks & Seattle Public Utilities to clean up after the 4th of July...

 

In a follow-up to the Seattle community-supported Family 4th at Lake Union, Starbucks today announced a volunteer event on July 5 to re-beautify the area after the fireworks. As a thank you to Lake Union neighbors for their hospitality, Starbucks is inviting the community to join its partners (employees) for this day of community service.

 

See attached pdf to find out more.


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In The News | December 21, 2009

Reducing, Not Just Recycling


Check out this article about our efforts to reduce waste in Seattle...

 

If you think you've done your civic duty by recycling your plastic bottles and sending away your yard-waste for composting, brace yourself for the next step. Seattle's garbage authorities say you really ought to be producing less waste overall. Seattle residents are doing a pretty good job at sorting out their recyclables and food waste. But overall, it still adds up to a lot of waste to be trucked to a far-away final destination.

 

Chris Martin, President of CleanScapes, a local garbage hauling company that earlier this year took over the contract for many Seattle neighborhoods, says, "It takes the same big trucks to pick it up and the same amount of energy to process it, etcetera."

 

Continue reading at KPLU News


tags: seattle  education  waste reduction  recycling 

In The News | December 21, 2009

Queen Anne community competes for $50,000 by cutting garbage & waste at home


Check out this article about Queen Anne and our Community Improvement Awards program...

 

Last month we reported that garbage collection company CleanScapes and Seattle Public Utilities were going to be launching a competition to see which Seattle neighborhood south of the Ship Canal could reduce their waste output the most. And now the competition is on! Five neighborhoods “from Magnolia to Madrona” – Queen Anne included – are now knee-deep in a competition to see who can recycle the most and waste the least. The prize: $50,000 to invest back into a community improvement project of the neighborhood’s choosing – public art, pocket park, P-patch – you name is, CleanScapes will fork out the dough, install and maintain it!

 

Continue reading at the Queen Anne View


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