Going Green

APRIL Tour de Coop

Backyard chicken coop tour eggs on wannabe beak owners

Tour De Coop event on April 21 offers scoop on a dozen coops Annette Pederson scooped up the fluffy yellow chicks that had just arrived at Kennewick’s Basin Feed and Supply to start her first foray into raising chickens. “I’m looking forward to fresh eggs, recycling all my food scraps, bug control and fertilizer,” the…

Home2 Suites by Hilton Richland

Richland hotel caters to travelers seeking more sustainable amenities

Hilton Home2 Suites focuses on eco-friendly options throughout facility Richland’s new Hilton Home2 Suites appeals to travelers’ increasing environmental consciousness and desire for more sustainable amenities. The Queensgate area hotel’s sales manager, Berenice Trevino, said she’s interacted with guests who specifically seek out Home2 Suites for this reason and said hotel reviews often mention the…

APRIL Chaplaincy Repeat

Chaplaincy opens second thrift store in Richland Uptown

The successful launch of Chaplaincy Health Care’s new thrift store in Kennewick last year prompted the opening of a second store in Richland. The nonprofit, which provides hospice, palliative and grief care and behavioral health services, opened a second thrift store — also called Repeat Boutique — in the Richland Uptown Shopping Center in March.…

Moving toward sustainability at work or home begins with one step

By Gail Everett All this talk about sustainability only widens the gap between those who get it and those who are too overwhelmed to start. In general, being sustainable means doing your best to avoid the depletion of our natural resources and reducing your adverse impact by being careful stewards of the resources you are…

Dan Easton, left, owner of Easton Construction, and Mike Walker, owner of Walker Homes, work together on building projects like this eco-friendly home in Inspiration Estates in Kennewick. Last year, the Built Green program certified 270 eco-friendly homes in the Tri-Cities.

Demand for sustainable homes growing but more awareness needed, officials say

270 eco-friendly homes certified in Tri-Cities last year compared to 1,000 in Seattle The owner of Easton Construction’s model home in the Inspiration Estates neighborhood in Kennewick looks like most custom-built homes — a wide and open interior floor plan bringing together the living room, dining room and kitchen with white cabinets and white quartz.…

Tesla Motors has eight electric car-charging stations available for customers at the Kennewick Fred Meyer store.

Tri-City alliance forms to explore charging stations for e-vehicles

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to fix Karen Miller’s title. Tri-City interests are looking at the possibility of installing charging stations for electric vehicles in the Mid-Columbia. Right now, that possibility is in the initial brainstorming stage. The Franklin County and Benton County public utility districts, Energy Northwest and other local entities are…

Pacific Steel & Recycling warehouse customer service specialist Shawn Jackson sends cans up the conveyor to be weighed. The company accepts an average of 400 to 500 pounds of cans per day.

Metals market sees an upswing as economy improves

Pacific Steel & Recycling customers include food processing, construction, towing companies Long before Jackie Koleber became the manager of Pacific Steel & Recycling’s Kennewick location, she was a customer. [blockquote quote=”People don’t realize they can recycle a dishwasher or a hot water heater or Christmas lights.” source=”Jackie Koleber, manager at Kennewick’s Pacific Steel & Recycling”…

Biocrude oil, produced from wastewater treatment plant sludge, looks and performs virtually like fossil petroleum.

Fuel from human waste, algae could be lucrative sources for biofuels

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland is looking at a couple of potentially lucrative sources for biofuels. Poop and algae. The poop approach will be tested on a full scale soon in Vancouver, B.C. The algae approach is eventually headed for tests at an Arizona facility. Biofuels refer to a wide range of fuels created by…

Palencia Wine Co. ‘bottling’ with eco-friendly, recyclable totes

Local winemaker ‘bottling’ with eco-friendly, recyclable totes

By Wine News Service Palencia Wine Co. plans to put 500 cases into the totes this year A Walla Walla winemaker who is relocating part of his business to the Tri-Cities also is doing everything he can to reduce his carbon footprint. [blockquote quote=”I’ve seen first-hand how much waste can be generated with traditional bottlings.”…

Jeff Clark, Vice President of Support Services for Kadlec Regional Medical Center, stands next to one of the electric car-charging stations offered at Kadlec's new five-story parking garage. Charging is free.

Electric car charging station numbers on the rise, giving drivers more options

By Jeff Morrow Jeff Clark knew the new five-story, 663-space parking garage at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland was going to need some electric-car charging stations. “There is a growing interest in electric vehicles,” said Clark, vice president of support services for Kadlec, at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony for the garage. The garage…

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