Posts for category ‘Energy’

Local Business Garners BetterBricks Award for Energy Efficiency
denisegl | February 23, 2011 | 9:17 am

Snohomish County Public Utility District today recognized the exceptional efforts of CDi Engineers, based in Lynnwood, which was honored with a 2011 BetterBricks Award for Read more »

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Electronic e-waste e-vent at Old & New Again. It’s e-tastic.
denisegl | January 27, 2011 | 6:53 pm

Bring your old, broken, used, obsolete, or end-of-life electronics for recycling to the New and Again Thrift Shoppe Supporting Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County store’s back lot.  Drop off for FREE: TVs (any size), computers, monitors, laptops, and cell phones. Other electronics, small recycling fee applies.  Event happens Saturday, February 5, 2011 at  3116 Rucker Ave Everett, WA 98201 10am-3pm. For more information, call 425-239-4118 or email

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Volunteers of America Welcomes Robert Reese as Regional Vice President
denisegl | January 20, 2011 | 5:17 pm

Volunteers of America Western Washington recently welcomed retired Brigadier General, Robert “Bob”Reese as its Regional Vice President for Snohomish County. Besides integrating Volunteers of America’s services across the county, he is responsible for Read more »

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Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Workshops
Steve | January 16, 2011 | 6:41 pm

photo by Mike Weston

USDA Rural Development is sponsoring five two-part Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency workshops. The work¬shops, which are FREE, will include information about the funding and technical assistance available to farms and small businesses through the USDA’s Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP). Eligibility requirements and sample project proposals will be discussed. The 9007 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program can provide guaranteed loans, grants for a combination loan and grant to eligible applicants for eligible projects and costs. Eligible projects for renewable energy Read more »

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PUD Offers Tips for Protecting Water Pipes in Cold Weather
Steve | January 9, 2011 | 10:38 pm

Don’t let this year’s winter weather catch you unprepared. Snohomish County Public Utility District reminds its water utility customers to take steps to prevent of frozen pipes.
BEFORE Freezing Weather
• Never leave a garden hose attached to the faucet in freezing weather. Disconnect and drain hoses.
• Winterize irrigation systems.
• Insulate backflow devices and outside faucets with newspaper, rags or other insulating material. Cover them with plastic and secure with string or wire.
• Cover foundation vents with foam blocks or cardboard. Read more »

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