Mariners Compost Caddy Night June 28

Seattle Public Utilities, BASF and the Seattle Mariners will be giving away free Collector’s Edition Kitchen Compost Caddys to the first 8,000 fans who come see the M’s take on the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, June 28.

Each caddy comes with a pack of EcoSafe compostable bags, making it easy to collect your leftover food scraps and carry them to your food and yard waste cart.

Seattle fans hit a home run for the environment last year by diverting more than 2 million pounds of waste away from local landfills through recycling and composting at Safeco Field.

 

Can I Recycle Styrofoam Curbside?

NO. Seattle residents cannot recycle foam containers in their curbside recycling containers. Ask your local mail house to see if they’ll reuse foam packaging, or you can take it to Styro Recycle in Renton.

Lots of other items that can’t be recycled in your recycling cart can be reused or recycled at locations throughout Seattle. For free drop-off recycling services for things like CFL light bulbs, batteries, cell phones and medicine, visit www.seattle.gov/util/lookitup.

City of Seattle releases progress report of key environmental goals

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray today released Moving the Needle, an environmental progress report that pulls together Seattle’s key environmental goals and reports on their progress and achievements.

“Seattle has been an environmental leader for years, with many laudable environmental goals throughout the city’s offices and departments. Until now, these have all been tracked separately,” said Murray. “Moving the Needle presents the key goals and metrics and paints a single picture of how we are doing on the environmental commitments we’ve made over the years.”

Moving the Needle reports on 35 goals across seven areas: buildings and energy; transportation and land use; food; waste; water; trees and green space; and climate change. This report provides a comprehensive look across environmental sectors, and demonstrates how the goals work together to create a bold environmental vision for the Emerald City.

View the report here.

“Informed by Moving the Needle, I look forward to working with the community to identify where we are strong, where we can do better, and where there are real opportunities for innovation,” said Murray. “In the coming months I will convene environmental leaders and community partners to ensure the city’s environmental priorities reflect a strong commitment to equity, race, and social justice and I plan to put forward an environmental action agenda by Earth Day 2015.”

Moving the Needle will be updated biennially to track progress over time. The report was developed by the City’s Office of Sustainability and Environment, which works with City departments, community organizations, nonprofits, residents, and businesses to help Seattle achieve its environmental goals.

– See more at: http://murray.seattle.gov/city-of-seattle-releases-progress-report-of-key-environmental-goals/#sthash.Ch67Rjov.PurSA5fi.dpuf