Environment

‘How will public transit survive?’ An examination in Seattle and Portland

What’s the future of public transit in our region? (🎨: Photo courtesy of TriMet / Bridgeliner illustration) Support Local Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change We are a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic support to cleantech entrepreneurs. Join us today.   This series is sponsored by VertueLab. VertueLab did not provide editorial input. Have […]

/ September 3, 2020


Recycling plastic isn’t easy — but the PNW has some ideas of how to fix that

Read on for how you can help. (📸: The Evergrey illustration) Support Local Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change We are a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic support to cleantech entrepreneurs. Join us today. This series is sponsored by VertueLab. VertueLab did not provide editorial input. Recycling is easy … right? Theoretically, yes, but […]

/ August 27, 2020


Black Lives Haven’t Always Mattered to the Climate Movement. Here’s How to Fix That.

(📸: Niklas via Pixabay) Support Local Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change We are a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic support to cleantech entrepreneurs. Join us today.   This series is sponsored by VertueLab. VertueLab did not provide editorial input. Black Americans are more likely to breathe polluted air, more likely to live near […]

/ August 12, 2020


Electric Cars Aren’t Living Up to The Eco-Friendly Hype. Here’s One Way to Change That.

(📸: Paul Brennan from Pixabay) Support Local Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change We are a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic support to cleantech entrepreneurs. Join us today.   This series is sponsored by VertueLab. VertueLab did not provide editorial input. It’s sad losing a hero.  For years, you think your hero is flawless, […]

/ August 5, 2020


Real Talk: Is it safe to swim in Lake Union?

(📷: Caitlin Moran) Lake Union is an iconic part of our local landscape and one of the easiest places for getting out on the water in Seattle. But swimming in the lake has traditionally been frowned upon due to the industrial activities that took place on the lake’s north end for several decades in the […]

/ September 10, 2019


A place to meet and eat fish, sustainably

The Seattle Aquarium is all about interacting with local sea life. You can watch it, you can touch it, you can … eat it? We thought that was a little strange too. So we met up with the aquarium’s executive chef, Molly De Mers, who is in charge of preparing food for the cafe as […]

/ August 28, 2019


Real talk: Is eating salmon bad for the orcas?

Salmon and other seafood for sale at Pike Place Market. (📸: Chris Light/Wikimedia Commons) Fresh, barbecued salmon is a summer treat that many Seattleites look forward to all year long. But growing concerns about starving orcas and dwindling chinook runs have made some local salmon lovers uneasy. Evergrey reader Ashley Mandel recently wrote in to […]

/ July 24, 2019


Equity, the environment, and you: a Q&A with Sara Cubillos

The Duwamish River in south Seattle (📷: Port of Seattle) Fighting climate change involves more than taking shorter showers and remembering your reusable grocery bags. It’s a systemic crisis that requires a systemic response, and it’s an issue that will affect different communities in disparate ways. That’s where people like Sara Cubillos come in. As […]

/ June 7, 2019


Gardening where the high rises grow

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining (sometimes), and JoJo Tran wants you to fall in love. Spring is the perfect time to begin a new romance…with your garden. JoJo has been planting and harvesting vegetables as a community gardener in Seattle’s Cascade P-Patch for 20 years. He’s seen plenty of changes in the […]

/ May 7, 2019


Want to join your local P-Patch? Here are 5 tips to get started

Green thumbs aren’t born; they’re made. (📸: Eric Keto) Always wanted to start a garden, but don’t have the yard space at home to give it a try? The city’s P-Patch community gardening program is here to help. What’s a P-Patch you ask? The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods manages 89 community gardens across the city, […]

/ April 22, 2019