E-Cycle Washington, the state’s electronics recycling program, has been in operation for nine years, collecting more than 345 million pounds of electronic devices and keeping them out of the landfill. In 2016, E-Cycle collected more than 36 million pounds of TVs, computers, monitors, e-readers, and portable DVD players for recycling. Recycling saves energy and conserves [...]
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The City of Olympia, LOTT Clean Water Alliance and the Port of Olympia are in the preliminary stages of creating a response plan to protect Downtown Olympia and the Port peninsula from the impacts of sea level rise. Creating a response plan is consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan and is a priority action in [...]
A record number of businesses applied for a Thurston Green designation this year and the community celebrated those businesses at the Chamber's April Forum on Wednesday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hotel RL Olympia. The luncheon included Earth Day remarks by Congressman Denny Heck, a keynote address by Providence St. Peter’s Keith Edgerton and [...]
Olympia Residents: Saturday Drop-off Site Opens for the Season The City of Olympia’s Saturday Drop-Off Site opens for the season on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The site is located at 1000 10th Avenue SE. The site is open every Saturday through November 18, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We accept scrap metal, yard [...]
What started as a pilot project in 2008, to see if Olympia businesses were interested in compost collection, turned into a successful Commercial Organics Program. The City of Olympia offers businesses within the city a different way to dispose of organic waste and the opportunity to save money. Collected materials are turned into compost and [...]
Every year, Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) Small Business Energy Efficiency and Outreach teams partner with local communities across the service area to help small businesses save energy and money. This past June, PSE partnered with the City of Olympia, the Olympia Downtown Association, and the Thurston County Chamber’s Green Business Program to offer free energy [...]
One way to green your business is to identify ways to be more efficient with your outdoor water use. Some steps that business owners can take include efficient landscape design, efficient outdoor maintenance, minimizing turf areas and evaluating your sprinkler system. Your business may also want to hire a water efficient landscaping professional. Don’t forget [...]
Olympia, WA – The LOTT Clean Water Alliance partnered with artist Carrie Ziegler of Earth Art to create an engaging and educational art piece about water for the WET Science Center. Ziegler teamed up with LOTT and more than 1,200 Thurston County students and adults to create the new piece titled “One Water – The [...]
ON March 28, 2016, The Evergreen State College launched a new partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, to offer a Zipcar car sharing program on campus, bringing Zipcar to Olympia for the first time. The convenient transportation option is now available at an affordable rate 24 hours a day, seven days a [...]