Food Rescue Innovation Lab: Collaborative efforts to address hunger in Seattle

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), which manages garbage, recycling, and food and yard waste in Seattle, sees an opportunity to address these two issues—uneaten, surplus food and food insecurity—together, through food rescue. As part of its community-centered approach to tackling difficult issues, SPU partnered with Mary’s Place to convene its first Food Rescue Innovation Lab in early November. The event brought together a diverse group of innovative thinkers to discuss opportunities and solutions for rescuing safe, edible food from garbage and composting streams and diverting it to address hunger in Seattle. We interviewed Liz Fikejs, SPU Senior Waste Prevention Program Manager, to learn more about the Food Rescue Innovation Lab and SPU’s efforts around food rescue. … More Food Rescue Innovation Lab: Collaborative efforts to address hunger in Seattle

Eco-tastic New Year’s resolutions for 2018

A lot of us are thinking about turning a new leaf and finalizing our New Year’s resolutions. 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 of this … More Eco-tastic New Year’s resolutions for 2018

Get your fix at Chomp!

Small kitchen appliances. Lamps. Chairs. Tools. Fans. Toys. Sports equipment. Clocks. Jewelry. Clothing. Whatever you got, if it needs repairing or mending, bring it to the Repair Café on Saturday and we’ll try to fix it! After 10 successful free community repair events this year in south King County, this popular program is coming to … More Get your fix at Chomp!