Celebrate Earth Month in Issaquah!
Join the City of Issaquah as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!
Earth Day is about environmental protection and community. This year, Earth Day Northwest is asking people and organizations to commit to your #Next5 actions toward sustainability. Actions and resources to support these efforts are in the areas of Clean Energy, Zero Waste, Clean Air and Waters, Clean & Equitable Transportation and Health & Sustainable Food.
Families and individuals can also celebrate the day or month by engaging in these fun activities, rather than gathering at larger public events this year.
- Plant a garden.
- Take a hike! Check out these maps and resources from the Issaquah Alps Trails Club.
- Pick up Trash! The Downtown Issaquah Association’s Spring Clean-Up Day is canceled, but individuals can still help while observing proper social distancing.
- Go for a walk or bike ride around town.
- Build a birdhouse.
- Visit Lake Sammamish State Park.
- Donate to a local environmental non-profit.
- Read a book about climate change or environmental issues.
- Sign up to volunteer with the Green Issaquah Partnership.
- Make crafts from recycled products.
- Buy Green Power from Puget Sound Energy.
- Learn a new skill like sewing that can help keep materials out of the landfill.
- 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.
- 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 when they re-open. Items include electronics, small appliances, textiles, paint and more. All Recology stores are currently closed due to COVID-19.