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Go Green Tri-Cities highlights green businesses, organizations, resources, and events in the Tri-Cities, WA. It was created using funds raised for environmentally related activities and events in the Mid-Columbia under the direction of the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Network. The purpose is to promote eco-friendly living by presenting options available in the area, including information on a variety of businesses that offer green products and services. Sponsors this year include City of Richland, Energy Northwest, Tri-City Herald, Battelle, Benton County Solid Waste, City of Pasco and KURION, Inc. Read More...
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Food Swap at the Food Hub
Sept. 17, 2014
The NW Regional Food Hub is excited to be hosting its first food swap. What is a food swap, you ask? It's a trend that has become popular for foodies in big cities, and is catching on here too! Members of a community get together to share homemade, homegrown, or foraged foods with each other. Swaps allow direct trades to take place between attendees (say, a loaf of bread for a jar of pickles or a dozen backyard eggs). These events are a delicious way to diversify the homemade foods in your pantry and redistribute your own surplus, all while getting to know members of your local food community. To learn more, go to the Food Hub Face Book page.
Location : 603 Goethals Dr., Richland
Contact : 509-943-0220
National Drive Electric Week Event
Sept. 20, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Drive Electric Week, Sept. 15-21, 2014, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Find out more at the largest ever gathering of electric vehicles in the Mid-Columbia Region.
Franklin PUD, 1411 West Clark Street, Pasco
WA State Dept. of Ecology
Aug 15 - Sept. 22, 2014 Public Comment period
is seeking input on a draft water quality improvement plan to reduce temperatures in certain portions of upper Yakima River tributaries.
Warm summer water temperatures cause many streams connecting to the upper Yakima River to fall short of Washington's water quality requirements. Fish such as salmon, steelhead and bull trout use the upper Yakima River tributaries as important migration routes and as spawning and rearing areas.
This water quality improvement plan describes sources of warm water pollution in a water body and how much heat the waters can accept and remain healthy. The plan also offers solutions to reduce pollution.
The public is invited to comment on the plan, which can be reviewed online. https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/publications/1410037.pdf
Copies of the plan can be requested by calling 509-454-7860.
Aug. 6 - Oct. 6, 2014
PCB Chemical Action Plan (CAP)
The Public Involvement Calendar is designed to engage the public in our decision-making process. We encourage you to read the FAQ's about effective public commenting: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/summarypages/0307023.html
September 2 through October 20, 2014