SEATTLE, WA - February 8, 2013 - Last night at Seattle’s NE District Council meeting, CleanScapes announced that the Wedgwood, Meadowbrook, Inverness, Matthews Beach and View Ridge neighborhoods won the 2011/2012 Seattle Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards competition. They will receive a $50,000 community improvement project selected by community representatives and funded by CleanScapes
A new tool lending library serving northeast Seattle is having its grand opening on Saturday.
"We will officially start lending tools at our Grand Opening on January 19, 2013. The building will open at 10 a.m. for new member registrations and meet-and-great, followed by the official speeches and ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. We’ll stay open until 2 p.m. for tool lending, plus “Taste of the Tool Library” demonstrations."
Read more at the Wedgwood View
Check out this great piece on the 2011 Seattle Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards project...
The shelves are filled with circular saws, power drills and more types of hammers than I ever knew existed. But this is no hardware store. I’m in North Ravenna at the city’s newest tool library, where members will be able to check out tools for free after it opens Jan. 19.
The grass-roots project led by Susan Gregory makes a lot of sense. Everyone may own a hammer, she said, but most of us don’t need to own expensive tools that we seldom use, such as a shop vacuum or a chain saw.
Read more at The Seattle Times
SEATTLE, WA – (October 28, 2011) – Today CleanScapes announced that the Roosevelt, Ravenna, Bryant and Wedgwood neighborhoods won the 2011 Seattle Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards competition. The “Tuesday North” neighborhoods will receive a $50,000 project selected by the community and funded by CleanScapes.
Between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011 the residents of these neighborhoods decreased their waste by 400 tons, a 4.7% improvement over the same period the previous year. The runner up was CleanScapes’ “Tuesday South” collection area (Queen Anne and Magnolia) with a reduction of 325 tons.
Every year CleanScapes challenges neighborhoods in the municipalities it serves to reduce their waste footprint in this annual competition. Working together, Seattle neighborhoods in CleanScapes service area lost a total of 1,226 tons in 2011 – an impressive waste reduction accomplishment and a huge step toward the City of Seattle’s 2020 Carbon Neutrality and Zero Waste goals.
tags: waste reduction rewardsIn The News | August 03, 2011
Here's a short article on our Student Waste Reduction Art Contest...
When it comes to reducing waste, children are the future. And, if the 56 colorful artworks now decorating the Northgate Library are any indication, they have plenty of ideas – from recycling juice boxes to reusing bottles.
tags: student art