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Upcoming Rainwise Fair & Festivals in West Seattle

What is a rain garden?  Rain gardens can be thought of as a personal water quality system – a shallow, constructed depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. It is located in your landscape to receive polluted runoff from hard surfaces such as a roof, a sidewalk or driveway. Rain gardens slow down […]

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Great News For Earth Day!

No Composting Fines! The city’s new food waste composting program, launched in January, is way ahead of schedule and is on track this year to recycle about 19,000 additional tons of organic material, equal to 380 rail cars, that otherwise would go to a landfill. The program has been very successful to date and in […]

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A Sweeping Partnership

Protecting Seattle and the Earth Together We can do more together for the Earth than on our own. A unique partnership between SPU and SDOT is the foundation for one of the most cost effective ways to protect our local water bodies from pollution: street sweeping. Metals from vehicle brake pads, tires, engines and organic compounds from […]

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Celebrate Earth Day This Week!

Celebrate the 45th Earth Day in Seattle by participating in these upcoming events to help make our Earth a better place to live.  There are a number of service projects, tours, nature walks, tree plantings, family events and other outdoor opportunities to get out and celebrate. Carkeek Park – April 18, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. […]

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Celebrate Spring in a Seattle Forest – Join a Tree Walk!

Seattle’s urban forest is alive this time of the year. Celebrate spring by joining the Seattle Tree Ambassadors on a Tree Walk around the neighborhood. Tree Ambassadors will take a stroll with you in Seward Park to identify many of the large trees and beautiful flowering cherry trees. For future Tree Walks or work parties, […]

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Don’t Drip and Drive!

Attend a FREE Auto Leaks Workshop – a $125 value! Get your car inspected by a certified mechanic. Find out if you have any leaks and identify the source of the leaks. A leaky car isn’t reliable, and it’s harmful to the Puget Sound. Learn more at here. Space is limited! Sign up now and choose […]

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Spring Clean Starts Today!

City-Sponsored Neighborhood Cleanup Runs April – May Spring is here and now is the time for Seattleites to gear up and take part in the city’s longest-running neighborhood cleanup program – Spring Clean. Spring Clean, now in its 29th year, runs from April through May. Help pick up litter, stencil storm drains, or paint out […]

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Donate Old Clothes: Sadly Torn, Badly Worn or Even Stained

You can give ALL your clothes, shoes and linens for reuse or recycling as long as they are not wet, mildewed, or soiled with hazardous materials. Damaged clothes and linens aren’t trash – they can have a second life as new products such as wiping rags; padding for carpet, mattresses and upholstery; and insulation material for automobiles and appliances. […]

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Recycle Your Old Electronics for FREE April 11

Do you have old electronics lying around your house? Get rid of them at the 2015 eCycle Event –everything with a plug will be accepted. It’s FREE! When: Saturday, April 11, 10 am – 2pm Where: CenturyLink Field North Parking Lot All personal electronics such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, and computers will go to […]

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Spring Clean Your Neighborhood – We’ll Help!

City-Sponsored Neighborhood Cleanup Runs April – May Spring is almost here and now is the time for Seattleites to gear up and take part in the city’s longest-running neighborhood cleanup program – Spring Clean. Spring Clean, now in its 29th year, runs from April through May. Help pick up litter, stencil storm drains, or paint […]

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