Do you have a love of all things green and want to share that passion with others? Seattle Parks & Recreation is looking for you to be part of their Urban Forest Educators team. Urban Forest Educators - a branch of the Seattle Volunteer Naturalist Program – work with a team of professional naturalists, school […]
Posted: July 23rd, 2014 under Greenspace.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. And Rethink! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a free new resource to reduce food and packaging waste. Because wasted food means wasted money, along with significant environmental and social impacts, the Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging Toolkit helps restaurants, grocers, caterers, and other commercial kitchens reduce food waste. Understanding the amount, type […]
Posted: July 21st, 2014 under food & urban ag, Greenspace, waste reduction.
Tags: food services, food waste, waste reduction
Seattle reLeaf will soon be opening the application process for its Trees for Neighborhoods program – Monday, August 4 at 10 a.m. – where households can receive up to four free trees. The Trees for Neighborhoods program helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes. Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has planted over 4,000 trees in yards and […]
Posted: July 17th, 2014 under Climate change, Community Connection, Greenspace, urban trees.
(re-posted from Seattle Public Utilities blog) Seattleites of all ages have a fun way to learn how to save water around their homes. Play the Water Busters game and put your knowledge to the test. Don’t let high water bills soak you. When you play Water Busters, you find areas around the house where you can save water, […]
Posted: July 15th, 2014 under Community Connection, waste reduction, Water, water conservation.
[Reposted from Parkways blog.] Seattle Parks and Recreation has been selected as a “Grow Your Park” grant recipient from the Darden Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Seattle Parks was one of 15 communities awarded this grant in 2014. The grant amount is $10,000. Environmental Stewardship Coordinator Shanyanika Burton said the department […]
Posted: July 14th, 2014 under food & urban ag, Greenspace.
Tags: food security, healthy food, urban agriculture
A study released in June by Smart Growth America ranks Seattle “top tier” in its review of the country’s top 30 walkable metropolitan areas. Foot Traffic Ahead measures cities’ “walkable urban places” (WalkUPs) and their role in driving the local economy. For example, the top ranking metros have an average of 38% higher GDP per […]
Posted: July 11th, 2014 under Greenspace, Transportation.
Tags: rankings, walkability
(re-posted from Seattle Parks & Recreation blog) In the first half of 2014, Seattle Parks and Recreation has purchased five new properties with funding from the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy. These new acquisitions add to our City’s greenspaces, expand existing parks and provide new neighborhood parks in areas identified in the 2006 Gap […]
Posted: July 9th, 2014 under Greenspace.
The High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands open this week offering fresh organic produce picked right from the P-Patch market gardens. Grown by low-income gardeners, the produce that is fresh right now is spinach, carrots, leafy vegetables, new onions, peas, turnips, and radishes, to name a few. The farm stands’ hours of operation are 4 […]
Posted: July 8th, 2014 under Community Connection, food & urban ag, Health, sustainable households.
Majestic awe-inspiring trees are what make Seattle a great place to live and work. Our urban trees make our streets friendly to walk and bike; soak up rainwater to keep our streams, lakes, and Puget Sound clean; calm traffic, helping to avoid accidents; build community by creating pleasant spaces for neighbors to be outside and […]
Posted: July 7th, 2014 under Greenspace, urban trees.
Seattle’s stormwater code protects people, property and the environment by controlling how rain water runs off of streets, buildings, and parking lots. Stormwater is the main source for pollutants in our creeks, lakes, bays and other waterways. Urban areas that collect stormwater runoff in municipal separate storm sewers and discharge it to surface waters must have […]
Posted: July 7th, 2014 under Greenspace, stormwater, Water, water quality.