Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.- Ralph Bicknese

Seattle Bicycle Expo this Weekend

seattle-bike-laneIf you’re a four-wheeled commuter looking to dive into the world of biking, or you’re an experienced pedlar looking to surround yourself with a group of like-minded people, you could try checking out the Seattle Bike Expo this weekend, being held this year in the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91. The event will feature presentations tailored to those interested in biking more often as well as guest speakers, bicycle acrobats(!), and opportunities to turn bike parts into art. For a full list of what’s going down, you can find the event schedule here.

Capitol Hill Sustainability Walk

ullittIf you’ve recently had an urge to engage in one of the most sustainable modes of transportation there is whilst checking out the new sustainable features of Capitol Hill, you’re in some very particular luck. Sustainable Seattle is hosting a sustainability walk around Capitol Hill this Saturday, with tours starting at 5, 5:30, and 6:00p.m. Continue reading

How Much Plastic Is In Your Life?


How many plastic items can you reach out and touch right now? One certain item would be the screen you are reading this on. For me, I can also count my keyboard, my phone, my reusable coffee cup, my tape dispenser, and my belt. The more I look around, the more plastic I embedded into my daily life.

Continuing the dialogue following the plastic bag ban in Seattle, the Burke Museum takes a closer look at our relationship with plastic in its ongoing exhibit “Plastics Unwrapped.” Located on the University of Washington campus, this exhibit explores plastic’s interactions – both positive and negative – with human life, and how plastic technology is changing global culture.
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