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SPU is Moving Upstream Towards Zero Waste

Contributed by Nico Onoda-McGuire, Solid Waste Advisory Committee member & Seattle Resident Seattle’s vision of a zero waste future builds toward an inclusive and circular economy, where all materials with value are reused or recycled, and nothing is wasted. To move upstream toward zero waste, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Month In Action: Moving Seattle Venues to a Circular Model System

SPU and Reuse Seattle are Partnering to bring Reusable rCups to Live Music venues. Building upon the successful existing system in Seattle of collecting recyclables and compost, a new frontier is on the horizon for Seattle – Reuse. As more is being understood about climate change, carbon footprints, and greenhouse… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Month In Action: Creating Communities of Young People Empowered to Save Water

It’s a busy Friday afternoon at Soos Creek Elementary. Students whisper to each other as they pass through the hall and shout as they run around the playground. And in Ms. Brown’s sixth grade classroom, everyone is shuffling in their chairs to get a better view of the person that… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Month In Action: For the Love of Engineering, SPU and Seattle 

Meet Eleanor Jackson, Design Manager for SPU’s largest capital improvement project. Eleanor Jackson, SPU’s Design Manager for the Ship Canal Water Quality Project, is responsible for overseeing engineering quality—ensuring the project meets its requirements. She manages City staff and consultants to ensure all pieces of the $570 million project are… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Month In Action: Expressing Malama ‘aina through Seattle’s Adopt A Street Program

Malama ‘aina, in Hawaiian, means to care, to protect, to nurture the land. It’s a core value the canoe club Hui Wa’a O Wakinikona (HWOW), or Washington in Hawaiian, has embraced since 1998, when the club first formed. About 70 adults and 15 keiki (children) of Polynesian and Non-Polynesian descent… [ Keep reading ]

Help Your Utility Move Toward a Progressive Future

SPU’s Customer Review Panel (CRP) is seeking new members for July 2022 appointment. Applications are due May 9, 2022. CRP members participate with SPU leadership provide advice and recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on the Utility’s strategic plan and rates. CRP members bring expertise in community, with different professional… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Month In Action: Seattle Students Help Restore Native Landscapes at the Cedar River Watershed

When The Downtown School in Seattle needed a place for their high school students to do service learning, they called SPU’s Cedar River Watershed Education Center. The Center, just 35 miles east of Seattle, is a gateway to one of earth’s gems – the Cedar River Municipal Watershed. The watershed… [ Keep reading ]

SPU Celebrates Earth Month

There are many reasons to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day this year, 2022. For Seattle Public Utilities, we see this as a chance to honor the work we do every day to protect, promote, and preserve our natural resources as leaders in our field and innovators in green methods surrounding solid waste, drinking… [ Keep reading ]

Get in the Game with Recycle Madness this March

This March get in the game with Ask Evelyn Live’s Recycle Madness! Taking a page from college basketball’s playbook, SPU’s weekly live-streaming recycling advice show will pit the most confusing recyclable items against each other throughout the month of March, to find out which is the most maddening item to recycle… [ Keep reading ]

Sorting Your Gameday Spread

Win or lose, it’s safe to say it’s not a football watch party without a few essentials – the food of course! Have you already started planning out your Super Bowl nacho spread? Do you have the perfect chili recipe for tailgating? Are you an expert hotdog chef complete with… [ Keep reading ]