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It’s Watering Season—Make Every Drop Count 

From May through September, water use in our region nearly doubles. Most of that extra water is used to water lawns and gardens. And experts estimate that 50% or more of this water goes to waste, due to evaporation, runoff or simply overwatering. The fact is, water may never make it… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) of Seattle Public Utilities 

Looking for a way to get involved in your community and have a voice in government? Want to help shape Seattle’s recycling, compost, and disposal services and move towards Zero Waste? Then we want YOU as a member of SWAC! Apply NOW to join SWAC by June 24, 2022. CLICK… [ Keep reading ]

Move In Move Out Tips for Seattle Area Student Residents

Each fall, when student residents move out of the neighborhood and new ones move in, things can get a little crowded at the dumpsters! By planning ahead, we can achieve a more sustainable community and ensure that common spaces like 17th Ave near the University District remain clear and accessible…. [ Keep reading ]

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 ]