Sustainability and the Environment

Solar energy workshop set for Tuesday, Aug. 5 in Edmonds

South Snohomish County is going solar and residents and business owners are invited to participate, with the next meeting in Edmonds coming up Tuesday, Aug. 5. Solarize South County is a citizen-led initiative to bring solar energy to homes and businesses in several communities. A collaborative effort of Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (Northwest SEED), Snohomish County PUD, ... »

Salem Lutheran Church Community Garden open house, yard sale July 26

Salem Lutheran Church Community Garden open house, yard sale July 26

Salem Lutheran Community Garden will be hosting an open house and a multi-family yard sale on July 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 9924 232nd St. S.W. in Edmonds, one block south of PCC Natural Market. The public is invited to learn more about community gardening, see what the gardeners are growing, and check out the newly-built 550-gallon gravity-fed rainwater harvesting system. Salem Lutheran Church... »

Reminder: Free water saver kits available at City of Edmonds Public Works

Reminder: Free water saver kits available at City of Edmonds Public Works

The City of Edmonds Public Works Department is providing a limited number of free water-saver kits to its water customers. There are two types of water-saver kits available on a first-come-first-served basis, while supplies last. The indoor kit includes: ¨    One reduced-flow showerhead (rated at 2.0 gallons per minute maximum) which features an adjustable spray. ¨    Two fixed faucet aerators (ea... »

Scene nearby: Lynnwood’s newest attraction — goats at the mall

Scene nearby: Lynnwood’s newest attraction — goats at the mall

From June 24 until July 2 or 3, a 110-goat team will browse and clear vegetation in the 58,000 square foot stormwater detention pond on the south side of Alderwood Mall near the AMC Theaters. The idea to use goats came from the use of ruminants by other local municipalities like Shoreline and Seattle, who both have successfully used goats to manage weeds and other unwanted vegetation in their citi... »

Edmonds PCC to demonstrate new food scrap recycling system Thursday

The Edmonds location of PCC Natural Markets is holding a demonstration of the WISErg Harvester, which allows PCC to capture the nutrients from food scraps generated in the store and use them to create a liquid fertilizer sold by PCC. According to a PCC announcement: “The system greatly reduces the volume of compost transported off-site and also provides valuable inventory control data to our... »

Free educational workshops on solar power coming to Edmonds and Lynnwood

Free educational workshops on solar power coming to Edmonds and Lynnwood

South Snohomish County is going solar and residents and business owners are invited to participate. Solarize South County is a citizen-led initiative to bring solar energy to homes and businesses in several communities. A collaborative effort of Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (Northwest SEED), Snohomish County PUD, the City of Edmonds and a team of volunteers from Edmonds, W... »

Results of Snohomish County Train Watch to be presented at public meeting in Everett Tuesday

The public is invited to learn more about the issue of coal and oil trains that transport toxic and explosive materials through Snohomish County at a meeting in Everett this Tuesday, June 10. The results and findings of the Snohomish County Train Watch will be presented and discussed at a public forum, in coordination with the Sierra Club of Snohomish County, Transition Port Gardner and 350 Seattl... »

Edmonds Lutheran Church to offer free electronics recycling Sunday

Edmonds Lutheran Church to offer free electronics recycling Sunday

Edmonds Lutheran Church is hosting a free electronics recycling event this Sunday, May 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church, 23525 84th Ave. W. Among the items to be recycled: computers, laptops, printers, computer parts, faxes, scanners, appliances, stereos, bicycles and barbecues. You can see the complete list here: www.1greenplanet.org. Proceeds from recycled raw materials fund operations and b... »

St. Alban’s to screen climate change documentary ‘Chasing Ice’ in Edmonds May 10

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Edmonds is offering a free screening of the award-winning documentary “Chasing Ice” on Saturday, May 10,  from 7-9 p.m. According to the church announcement: Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Even with a scientific upbringing, photographer James Balog had b... »

Presentation on rooftop solar systems Wednesday, May 7 in Edmonds

Presentation on rooftop solar systems Wednesday, May 7 in Edmonds

Sunergy, a local solar installation company that uses made-in-Washington solar panels, is hosting a free presentation on advantages of rooftop solar systems from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 at the Edmonds Conference Center, 201 4th Ave N., Edmonds. For more info on the Sunergize Edmonds, visit www.sunergysystems.com/sunergizeedmonds. »

Salem Church volunteers to continue work on community garden this weekend

Salem Church volunteers to continue work on community garden this weekend

Salem Lutheran Church congregation member Andrew Hokenson reports that the church is making progress on its community garden at 9906 232nd St. S.W. in Edmonds. Groundbreaking for the garden, near the corner of 100th Avenue West and Edmonds Way, was last weekend and the church will continue to work this weekend, Hokenson added. “We have started receiving registration forms from prospective ga... »

Workshop examines climate change action in Edmonds: Much has been accomplished, but work remains

Workshop examines climate change action in Edmonds: Much has been accomplished, but work remains

More than 75 citizens gathered at the Edmonds Senior Center on Wednesday evening to hear a series of speakers address the issues of global climate change and how these are being addressed in Edmonds. The group first heard retired UW Oceanography professor Dr. Richard Gammon give an overview of global climate change and the growing body of evidence pointing to the increasing severity of this proble... »

Reminder: City’s plan to address climate change in Edmonds to be revisited Wednesday

Reminder: City’s plan to address climate change in Edmonds to be revisited Wednesday

Much has been written about climate change at the national and international level. This Wednesday, April 30 from 6-9 p.m., local citizens’ group Sustainable Edmonds will focus on what’s happening right here in Edmonds. And if you can’t make it in person, My Edmonds News will be streaming it live here. You can even submit questions via email for the panelists to answer both befor... »

Meadowdale Music Boosters hosting recycling event Saturday

Meadowdale Music Boosters hosting recycling event Saturday

The Meadowdale High School Music Boosters are hosting a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, May 3rd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MDHS parking lot. 1 Green Planet will be on hand to take your recyclables, such as Computers, Laptops, Printers, appliances, water heaters, stereos and cd/dvd players, bicycles, lawn mowers, etc. Contact Rebecca Petriello at rpetriello@meadowdalemusic.org if y... »

Weekend reminder at Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Garden: Save the Frogs Day, papermaking

Weekend reminder at Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Garden: Save the Frogs Day, papermaking

With Earth Day last Tuesday, here are two planet-friendly events coming up at the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden next weekend. The demonstration garden is located at the Willow Creek Hatchery on Pine Street just west of Highway 104 (Edmonds Way). Saturday, April 26 — Edmonds Save the Frogs Day with Frog Lady Thayer Cueter from 1-3 p.m. Families and all people inte... »

Try PUD EnergyAdvisor for a chance to win $200 off your bill

Try PUD EnergyAdvisor for a chance to win $200 off your bill

If you’re a Snohomish County PUD customer, you can analyze your PUD bill with the utility’s EnergyAdvisor — and have a chance to win $200 off your bill. Three prizes will be awarded during the promotion, which runs through June 30, 2014. For more information, visit www.snopud.com/energyadvisor. According to a PUD announcement, the free EnergyAdvisor tool was recently upgraded to integr... »

Edmonds 2010 Climate Change Action Plan: Where are we, four years later?

Edmonds 2010 Climate Change Action Plan: Where are we, four years later?

Sustainable Edmonds is hosting a presentation, “Climate Change in Edmonds: Reviewing our 2010 Edmonds Climate Action Plan Four Years Later” on Wednesday, April 30, from 6-9 p.m. at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Here’s the background: In February 2010, the Edmonds Citizens Committee on the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement issued a 17-page “Climate Action Plan” calling f... »

Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Garden to host two events in April

Mark your calendar for the following April events at the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden, located at the Willow Creek Hatchery on Pine Street just west of Highway 104 (Edmonds Way): Saturday, April 26: Edmonds Save the Frogs Day with Frog Lady Thayer Cueter from 1-3 p.m. Families and all people interested in local frogs, their habitat and how to have a frog friendly back... »

Windermere North to host free recycling and shredding event Saturday

Windermere North to host free recycling and shredding event Saturday

Windermere Real Estate North is teaming up with non-profit Friendly Earth to help their neighbors recycle difficult items, including confidential data disposal post tax season. Large appliances, car batteries, cell phones, computers, monitors, printers, televisions, stereos, ink cartridges, medical equipment and scrap metal will be accepted at the free recycling event. Participants can also bring ... »

Meadowdale senior project surfaces truckloads of trash

Meadowdale senior project surfaces truckloads of trash

Saturday morning walkers along the Edmonds Marina could hardly miss the activity as a small army of scuba divers hauled load after load of underwater trash out of the water and onto the dock. Ranging from furniture to boat hardware, tools and even a bowling ball, it was all part of Meadowdale High School student Shane Hayes’ senior project to clean up underwater trash at the marina. When con... »

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