sustainability

Snohomish County Kickoff for NW Sustainability Challenge March 3 at EvCC

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Starbucks Director of Environmental Affairs Jim Hanna will join Snohomish County businesses and Everett Community College students March 3 to discuss sustainability and celebrate the start of the NW Sustainability Challenge. Free to enter, the NW Washington Sustainability Challenge is a regional competition for businesses and students designed to inspire innovative sustainability products and provide support for entrepreneurs in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island and San Juan counties. “So many entrepreneurs have an idea, but are not sure how to begin acting on it. The challenge is an opportunity to try out an idea for a business and get assistance from experts,” said Diane Kamionka, executive director of NW Innovation Resource Center, which sponsors the challenge. “Entrepreneurs at every level are encouraged to participate.”

Press Release

Release Date: Feb. 13, 2015

Contacts: ​Molly Beeman, EvCC Administrative Services Manager/Resource Conservation Manager, 425-388-9070; mbeeman@everettcc.edu 
Andrea Gabriel, Project Manager, NW Washington Sustainability Challenge, 360-255-7870, agabriel@nwirc.com

EvCC Employees Turn Recycled Bottles into Children’s Greenhouse

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A group of Everett Community College employees turned 1,500 donated plastic bottles into a greenhouse for kids at EvCC’s Early Learning Center. The 2-liter bottles, donated by Safeway Bottling, are the new greenhouse’s walls. The greenhouse will be used for the children to grow vegetables, fruit and herbs. “This is a great way to show children ways in which something we typically think of as trash might be used to improve the environment and promote sustainability,” said Holly McFaul, director of the Early Learning Center, which provides care for children ages 1 to 5 years old.

Press Release

Release Date: May 23, 2014

Contact: Eugene M. McAvoy, EvCC Dean of Communications and Social Sciences, 425-388-9031; emcavoy@everttcc.edu  

EvCC Employees Turn Recycled Bottles into Children’s Greenhouse