Sustainability and the Environment

Watch on My Edmonds News TV: Edmonds couple’s take on power of solar; open house set for Saturday

Watch on My Edmonds News TV: Edmonds couple’s take on power of solar; open house set for Saturday

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Solar comes of age in Edmonds

Solar comes of age in Edmonds

Edmonds residents Dan and Kim Fine are blazing a trail into Edmonds’ future. Like the pioneers who settled Edmonds, they have a vision for what this community can be. But unlike the settlers of the late 19th century, that future is not in cutting forests and milling shingles. Instead the Fines are forging a sustainable future fueled by renewable solar energy. “We got into this in a big... »

Want to learn more about solar? Two open houses coming up next week in Edmonds

Want to learn more about solar? Two open houses coming up next week in Edmonds

Thinking about putting solar on your roof? Join Solarize South County at one or both of the following Solar Open Houses: - Wednesday, Aug. 27, 4-7 p.m., 838 Fir St., Edmonds - Saturday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m.-noon, 23025 74th Ave. W., Edmonds Solar experts will be there to answer questions and you can see a system live. This is a low-key way to learn more about why now is the best time to invest in solar... »

Edmonds train crossing situation ‘unacceptable,’ Earling tells panel

Edmonds train crossing situation ‘unacceptable,’ Earling tells panel

A public panel discussion on coal and oil train traffic in the Puget Sound area drew a standing-room-only crowd Friday to Everett’s Snohomish County Administration Building, where they heard a group of local experts discuss and debate everything from public safety concerns to local traffic delays, climate and regional economic impacts. Moderated by Snohomish County Councilmember Dave Sommers... »

Solarize South County Community Coalition looking for community organizations

Solarize South County Community Coalition looking for community organizations

The Solarize South County Community Coalition is seeking applications from qualified community organizations interested in having a donated solar photovoltaic system installed at their facility. The donated equipment will serve as a community award as part of Solarize South County, a project of Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (Northwest SEED) and Snohomish County PUD. Solariz... »

City: Use of Edmonds electric car charging stations accelerating

City: Use of Edmonds electric car charging stations accelerating

City of Edmonds Facilities Maintenance Manager Jim Stevens provides the following update on the six public electric vehicle charging stations that the City of Edmonds installed in late 2011. (The charging stations were obtained at no cost to the City through a federal grant — part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — provided to Coulomb Industries.) “As a condition of ... »

City of Edmonds Tree Board invites community to open house Thursday

The City of Edmonds Tree Board invites the community to attend its open house this Thursday, Aug. 14, from 6-8 p.m. in the Edmonds Library Plaza Room. You can learn more about the Tree Board’s mission to engage, encourage and educate both city government and residents to protect and enhance the community forest for its long-term economic, environmental and social benefits for Edmonds. Inform... »

Reminder: Next Solarize South County workshop in Edmonds Tuesday

Have you ever thought about putting solar panels on your rooftop? For a limited time, you can team up with your neighbors to receive a substantial group discount on rooftop solar energy system. Workshops are scheduled in August and September to learn more about Solarize South County, a grassroots initiative that includes volunteers from Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Woodway working toge... »

Solarize South County workshops set for Edmonds Aug. 5, Sept. 13

Solarize South County workshops set for Edmonds Aug. 5, Sept. 13

Have you ever thought about putting solar panels on your rooftop? For a limited time, you can team up with your neighbors to receive a substantial group discount on rooftop solar energy system. Workshops are scheduled in August and September to learn more about Solarize South County, a grassroots initiative that includes volunteers from Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Woodway working toge... »

Free water saver kits still available at City of Edmonds Public Works

Free water saver kits still 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... »

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. »

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