Let’s get growing: One million trees by 2020

As someone who has lived her whole life in the Evergreen State, I have always had a strong affinity for the trees that define our landscape and so much of our lives. As a kid I remember being amazed that you could determine the age of a tree by counting its rings. As a college student learning about our Native American history and the first settlers, I was struck by photographs of enormous Douglas firs that grew right up to the edge of the water, like giants protecting the shoreline. … More Let’s get growing: One million trees by 2020

The year in review: Responding to climate change by taking strategic actions in 2017

King County bolstered its reputation as a national leader in the effort to confront climate change in 2017, delivering on Executive Dow Constantine’s commitment to protect the region’s natural environment while creating more resilient communities. … More The year in review: Responding to climate change by taking strategic actions in 2017

Volunteer to help King County plant 1 million trees by 2020

King County and partners will plant 1 million trees by 2020 across King County in both urban and rural areas. It will take a lot of hard work – and a lot of outdoor fun. One way you can get involved is to volunteer. We have volunteer opportunities now through January. For our volunteer calendar, go … More Volunteer to help King County plant 1 million trees by 2020

Big reason we love trees: they store carbon

As part of Celebrating Science during Earth Week, we are focusing on the science behind trees. King County and partners will plant one million trees by 2020 across King County in both urban and rural areas. Jennifer Vanderhoof, Ecologist with King County Water and Land Resources Division writes an Earth Week exclusive.  How trees store carbon? … More Big reason we love trees: they store carbon

1 down, 999,999 to go!

Today, King County Executive Dow Constantine launched the 1 Million Trees campaign, an ambitious project to plant one million trees across King County by 2020 to combat climate change, promote healthy forests, and make our communities healthier and more resilient for all residents, be they people, fish, birds, or orcas! In addition to kids from … More 1 down, 999,999 to go!

New Year’s green resolution ideas from King County

We all love to resolve to make big changes for the New Year. Let’s be honest, real behavior change is hard. Many behavioral scientists recommend writing down goals and steps you can take to help you meet those goals. Full disclosure: we didn’t invent these resolutions. We took some them from this year’s most popular … More New Year’s green resolution ideas from King County