Celebrate Earth Month in Issaquah!
Join the City of Issaquah as we celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of Earth Day!
Earth Day is about environmental protection and community. The EarthDay.org theme of this year’s Earth Day is: “Invest in Our Planet.”
There is lots of work to be done, both individually and as a community, to improve the way we live and work in order to curb global warming and ecosystem degradation.
We hope you can join the City and our partners in celebrating Earth Month together.
Families and individuals can also celebrate the day or month by engaging in these fun activities.
- Join the Climate Action Challenge!
- Plant a garden. (Steps to starting a garden) Visit our local nursery and garden stores to pick out plants that attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
- Take a hike! Check out these maps and resources from the Issaquah Alps Trails Club.
- Go for a walk or bike ride around town.
- Build a birdhouse or bat house.
- Take the Water Pledge to save water and for a chance to win prizes! Residents from different cities around the country compete to reduce the most amount of water.
- Visit Lake Sammamish State Park.
- Check out a book from the library on climate change or environmental issues. To get you started, Earth.org released a list of the 20 Best Books on Climate Change and Sustainability.
- Sign up to volunteer with the Green Issaquah Partnership.
- Make crafts from recycled products.
- Sign up for Green Power from Puget Sound Energy.
- Learn a new skill like sewing that can help keep materials out of the landfill. Here are some simple tips on repairing clothes.
- Take the Food: Too Good to Waste Challenge to learn how much food you are throwing away.
- Write an email or letter to an elected official about your environmental concerns. This District Finder will help you find your state representatives.
- Clean out your house for any hard-to-recycle items and set them aside to bring to the Recology Store in Gilman Village for free. Items include electronics, small appliances, textiles, paint and more. The City will also host a collection event for hard to recycle items on June 18 (9 a.m.-3 p.m. Issaquah High School) and for hazardous waste in November. More information coming soon!