King County’s Firewise program is reminding residents that even in temperate western Washington it only takes a few hot sunny days to dry forests enough to catch fire. And, in windy conditions wildfires can get out of control quickly. Wildfires burn every year in east King County. … More Hot weather can mean wildfire – even in King County
Big efficiency improvements to SAM’s energy and water systems were made possible through the King County Green Community Initiative and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. … More The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is getting greener, thanks in large part to King County
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!
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
EcoConsumer Tom Watson, from King County’s Solid Waste Division, is pretty awesome. He has created an online hub offering tips for reducing waste during the holidays. As Tom says, “It all starts with individual actions, and the festive holiday season provides a surprising number of opportunities for conserving resources and addressing climate change.” Here are … More Top tips for a green holiday
Like you, we’re passionate about the environment. A deep commitment to environmental stewardship is at the core of everything we do every day. Each year, we celebrate Earth Day in April by showcasing how simple, earth-friendly actions can unleash a positive wave of change across the Pacific Northwest and throughout the year. That’s the idea … More Welcome to Easy Being Green