“Since 1906 Neighborhood House has been helping children and families in neighborhoods throughout Seattle and King County. It is in these neighborhoods where we find huge capacity and potential for people to work together to build stronger and healthier communities.” — Mark Okazaki Executive Director, Neighborhood House “The International District is special. It’s important everyone […]
Confused about composting? — Here’s what you need to know to avoid fines and help our environment
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly If you weren’t aware, starting January 1, 2015, all residents and businesses are required to compost. So yes, you should already be composting now! And starting next year residents could be fined $1 if there is too much food waste or food-soiled paper in their garbage. Apartment owners and businesses […]
In memory of … Ticiang Diangson: A legacy of environmental justice
A pioneer in the field of environmental justice, Ticiang Diangson died peacefully on Jan. 29 at her home on Beacon Hill. The legacy of her work lives on in Seattle and in cities throughout the nation. Born in Chicago in 1941 during the pre-civil rights era, Diangson experienced extensive racial intolerance as a half Polish, […]
Control (and compost) your garbage — New regulations take effect in 2015
Starting January 1, 2015, the City of Seattle will no longer allow food or compostable paper, including pizza boxes, paper napkins and paper towels, in the garbage.
Ticiang Diangson honored with Seattle Management Association award
Ticiang Diangson Ticiang Diangson, director of Seattle Public Utilities Environmental Justice and Service Equity (EJSE) Division of the Human Resources and Service Equity Branch, was awarded the 2011 Management in Race and Social Justice Award by the Seattle Management Association (SMA) on Dec. 8 at the Columbia Tower Club.
Vietnamese salon goes green through SPU’s Get on the Map program
Going green pays off for Fancy Nails and Spa, a popular beauty salon frequented by the residents of Lake City. Since enrolling in Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) newly launched Get on the Map program, the salon has received a variety of free marketing tools and cost-saving tips that have resulted in a surge of new […]
ID alleys beware: compost bins are moving in and taking over
Owners of 25 restaurants and businesses are kicking the stink of communal dumpsters by enrolling in the City of Seattle Compost Collection service. Food scraps are collected in 60-gallon, 8-yard containers and hauled to Cedar Grove Organics Recycling, LLC for composting.
With tennis in the blood, brothers open dream courts
Roger Mark, a tennis coach, and Byron, his younger brother and business partner, started playing tennis when they were 9 years old. At the time, tennis was considered a rich white man’s sport and Asian American players playing at private clubs was unheard of. However, Roger and Byron Mark recently gained ownership of their own tennis club.