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In The News | September 15, 2008

Clean Energy to Build, Operate CNG Fueling Station for New Solid Waste Fleet in Seattle, Washington


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CleanScapes, Inc., a newly-designated City of Seattle, WA solid waste contractor, has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. a contract for up to 10 years to build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) station and provide fuel for CleanScapes’ 40 new CNG-powered refuse trucks. Clean Energy’s fuel contract with CleanScapes includes a preferential fuel pricing provision. The new CleanScapes time-fill CNG fuel station, to be designed, built and operated by Clean Energy, will be located south of Seattle’s downtown area. Starting in April 2009, CleanScapes will deploy the CNG fleet to provide waste collection services to more than 64,000 residential and business customers in the Central and Northeast sections of Seattle.

 

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In The News | January 31, 2009

Seattle's Garbage Trucks to Run on Natural Gas


Check out this article about how we helped convert Seattle garbage trucks to natural gas...

 

For years, Seattle has operated an aggressive curbside recycling program to reduce the need for expensive landfill space. Now the city seeks to despoil less of the atmosphere by converting its garbage-truck fleet from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG) under new hauling contracts starting March 30.One contractor, Seattle-based CleanScapes, is buying 40 CNG trucks and building a fueling stop in Georgetown. The other, transcontinental giant Waste Management, is buying 106 trucks to be fueled in South Park.

Continue reading at The Seattle Times

Weekly Tips | March 14, 2011

Greener St. Patrick’s Day


This St. Patrick's Day, create a global table for an Irish feast from local farmers and producers. If you missed your chance to shop at one of the year-round farmers markets in Ballard, the University District or West Seattle, you can still purchase local foods at grocery stores, or order directly from producers such as Olsen Farms, Full Circle Farms, Bill the Butcher, Bob’s Quality Meats or Rain Shadow Meats. Cabbage, red potatoes and sustainably raised, grass-fed beef are in season and can be yours for a fraction of the environmental cost. Looking to make green eggs and ham? Give Blue #1 and Yellow #5 a break and try a natural food dye from Nature’s Flavors or Seelect


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Weekly Tips | November 22, 2010

Green Friday


After Thursday’s feast, while the oven cools and guests settle into pie-induced naps, the official countdown begins for the holiday season. This Friday, consider sleeping in and making a different list to check twice: one that is filled with experiences instead of more stuff. Does anyone really need another scarf or steak knife set?


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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

| November 29, 2011

Green Holiday Ideas Class


On November 29th, come to the Des Moines library to see King County's Tom Watson, the EcoConsumer columnist for the Seattle Times, show you fun, innovative ways to make your holidays greener.  


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Weekly Tips | November 28, 2011

Zero Waste Holidays


It’s easy to save money and reduce your holiday ‘waste-line’ this year by going green!


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Press Release | May 17, 2012

CleanScapes Joins Forterra’s Carbon Capturing Companies (C3)


-Company will mitigate all carbon emissions from collections fleet in 2012-

SEATTLE, WA – (May 17, 2012) – CleanScapes announced today that they will be one of the first companies to join the ranks of Forterra’s Carbon Capturing Companies (C3). Seattle’s biggest names in music, sports and business are voluntarily calculating, reducing and helping mitigate their carbon footprint through a new tree planting program.

Along with CleanScapes, C3 founding partners include Pearl Jam, the Seattle Sounders FC, the Seattle Seahawks, the Seattle Mariners, Outdoor Research, Molly Moon’s Ice Cream, Woodland Park Zoo, Cherry Street Coffee, Glassybaby, Stream Real Estate, GLY Construction, and the Seattle Aquarium. This unique group of businesses and non-profits will annually plant trees that will sequester the carbon emitted by their operations.


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Weekly Tips | April 01, 2013

Getting the Dirt!


Do you consider yourself all thumbs when it comes to green gardening? If you dig dirt, but feel like there’s mulch ado about which you know nothing, then spring into action! May’s flowers will thank you more than April’s showers, and so will Mother Nature!


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| June 06, 2015

Sustainamania


This free fun event takes places on first Saturday in June each year and provides tips about sustainability for all ages!


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| July 25, 2015

NW Solarfest


Date:

Saturday, July 25th

Time:

10am-5pm

Where:

Shoreline Community College

NW Solarfest offers simple, easy, and money-saving ideas to live a greener life, while doing something positive for the environment.

More info at shorelinesolar.org 


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