Nearly 40 city planners, engineers, leaders and interested citizens attended our free Complete Streets training on June 28.
Ben Franklin Transit hosted us in their headquarters, Castle Catering delivered a scrumptious healthy lunch, and much relevant information was shared by all. These community partners joined forces to make the training happen:
Check out the training presentations on the Benton Franklin Council of Governments site:
Why should we care about this? Dr. Ghan will discuss the likely outcome and profound human impacts of the continued depletion of the world’s frozen water, and will offer concrete and effective suggestions on how the global ice melt can be prevented.
The conference for today’s environmental,
operations, and sustainability professionals.
– Environmental Protection & Compliance
– Sustainable Business Management
– New Technologies & Services
– Current & Emerging Policy Issues
Featuring the Northwest’s largest environmental trade show.
Our October 23 community forum, Tri-Cities 20/20 Looking Beyond Tomorrow, gave attendees an opportunity to hear and speak to the perspectives of relevant experts in the realm of sustainability in eastern Washington. Two panels of local leaders representing a variety of sectors brought their valuable perspectives to the conversation as well.
Don Schjeldahl, site selection expert, returned to Tri-Cities to follow on his work as part of the TADZO team hired by TRIDEC to conduct a New Economy Market Analysis reported on last March. He opened the forum by posing the questions:
What is sustainability?
Why does it matter?
Review Schjeldahl’s presentation The Business Case for Community Sustainability.
Dave Andersen led the second half of the forum, accompanied by a different set of panelists. As the Eastern Regional Manager for the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Growth Management Services office, Dave applied his deep appreciation for the usefulness of the GMA (Growth Management Act) to the conversation at hand.
Review Andersen’s presentation Competitiveness & Sustainability: The Role of Place
The Green Recognition Program is an opportunity for Richland businesses, schools, organizations, groups and individuals to showcase their environmental efforts. The city widely recognizes honorees and encourages community sharing of knowledge and lessons learned.
The City of Richland is proud to announce the 2014 winners:
Timbers Apartments is Richland’s 2014 Green Business of the Year.
The Green Program of the Year award went to PNNL for its Sustainable Campus program.
Richland’s Excellence in Environment Stewardship was awarded to Friends of Badger Mountain.
A special award for Outstanding Environmental Commitment was presented to Jim Langdon, Badger Mountain Trailmaster.
Others honored included Buckwheat Bottoms Cloth Diapers, Go Green Tri-Cities, Paragon Corporate Housing and Superior Wash, mobile truck and car wash service.
Artists of all ages who create art work by reusing an old or used item are invited to display them at the 10th Annual Richland Green Living Awards on Thursday, October 16th. Art pieces will be displayed throughout the Riverside Room in the Richland Community Center during the awards program, including on the stage and as table decorations. Artists will be recognized for their work during the event, in the printed program, and on the website.
To submit your recycled art project for review, or for more information contact the Richland Community & Development Services office at 942-7583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.