Beginning Tuesday, September 15, the City's contractor, Betschart Electrical Services LLC, will start construction of the Downtown Alley Lighting Project. Complimenting other City safety initiatives, this project will complete the installation of new LED lighting fixtures as well as the conversion of some existing lighting fixtures to LED in seven downtown alleys. The alleyways were chosen [...]
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Using water efficiently, even during the rainiest of Olympia months, is important to help protect our precious drinking water resources for generations to come. We are proud to report that Olympian's have exceeded our original 5% goal and have reduced their water consumption by almost 9% - that’s over 98 million gallons! If you haven't yet joined the efforts of [...]
The City of Tumwater is installing high efficiency light emitting diode (LED) streetlights. This is part of an energy savings project to replace 80% of the City's existing High Pressure Sodium streetlights. The high efficiency LED system saves electricity and reduces maintenance while providing significantly better light quality and has the added advantage of eliminating [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date of Release: April 1, 2015 Released by: Erin Conine, Water Conservation Program Coordinator 360.570.3793 [email protected] Pledge to Conserve City of Olympia Mayor, Stephen Buxbaum, is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water by taking part in a national contest aimed at [...]
ColdCa$h for POW&R to benefit propane, oil & wood-heated homes, plus rentals in Thurston, Grays Harbor, Mason, Lewis & Pacific January 9, 2015 – Thurston Energy has recently launched a new weatherization rebate, ColdCa$h for POW&R. Designed specifically for homes that are heated with propane, oil or wood, and/or are rental homes, this rebate can help property [...]
Thurston County Solid Waste is seeking input on the bag ordinances that took effect July 1 in the cities of Tumwater, Olympia and Lacey, and the unincorporated areas of Thurston County.
Waste Management, Plastic Bag Bans, and Food Storage Tips – Check out the Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter for more!
Intercity Transit Gets Prestigious ISO 14001 Certification Olympia, WA - Intercity Transit, the public transportation agency for Thurston County, recently received International Standards Organization (ISO) 14001 certification for its significant environmental and sustainability efforts.
Olympia/Thurston County, WA – Intercity Transit recently received a top honor for its significant green business practices. The award was given by the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce Green Business Designation program at the Chamber’s April Forum event. The public transportation agency won the Green Business Award in the government category. It was recognized for [...]
City of Olympia, Olympia School District, and Thurston County win 2014 recycling awards. Three out of the nine 2014 Washington State Recycling Association’s (WSRA) Recycler of the Year awards went to organizations here in Thurston County.