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Posted on: January 27, 2016

Milestone reached in Puyallup Valley farmland conservation

PCC Farmland Trust has announced that Puyallup Valley’s Shelstad Farm and Harman Farm are preserved in perpetuity, joining five other working farms in the area that have been conserved by the organization.

PCC Farmland Trust will celebrate the conserv...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2015

Pierce County to reduce water usage in response to drought

Pierce County government will be taking steps to reduce water usage by at least 10 percent.

“I am asking staff to reduce the irrigation of lawns and landscaping at our facilities until further notice,” said Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy. “We ar...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2014

Pierce County government moves to 100 percent recycled paper

In honor of Earth Day, Executive Pat McCarthy announced that Pierce County is moving to 100 percent recycled paper in support of its ongoing sustainability efforts.

Pierce County is also making double-sided printing the new default for all printers cap...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2013

Pierce, Kitsap counties compete to cut costs in “Energy Challenge”

Pierce County battled it out with Kitsap County to see which could reduce energy use the most in May. Both counties pitted their courthouses against each other in a friendly challenge to raise awareness about energy conservation, save taxpayer dollars, an...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2013

Turn off, unplug and scale back: Pierce County challenges Kitsap County over energy reduction

May 1 marks the kickoff of Pierce County’s courthouse energy reduction challenge against Kitsap County.

We are going head-to-head with Kitsap County’s courthouse campus to see which building can save the most energy over the next 31 days. In support o...Read on...

Posted on: February 15, 2013

New compactors reduce waste and increase efficiency at Pierce County facilities

Image of solar trash can

In an ongoing effort to support sustainability and resource conservation, Facilities Management has installed solar powered trash compactors and recycling units at two Pierce County facilities.

The units are powered by a solar panel, which utilizes a ...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2013

After remodel, Sprinker center cuts energy use in half

Sprinker ice rink

Sprinker Recreation Center, which serves thousands of visitors every year, has won Pierce County’s “Biggest Energy Loser” award for 2012 by cutting its energy use in half.

The 35-year-old ice rink was remodeled in 2011. The remodel consisted of upgradi...Read on...

Posted on: November 27, 2012

County's energy conservation guidelines put practice into policy

Pierce County has adopted an energy conservation policy to lower operating costs and conserve energy at all county-owned buildings.

The new policy contains a background of Pierce County’s sustainability goals for energy conservation, as well as guidin...Read on...

Posted on: April 30, 2012

April showers bring more than May flowers

Monday Apr 30 2012 9:35 AM

Did you know that runoff flows over hard surfaces like parking lots, picking up pollutants along the way? Most runoff is not treated before it travels into our streams, rivers, lakes and Puget Sound.

Since this is the last...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2012

Pierce County's sustainability efforts save $1.3 million

Thursday Apr 19 2012 12:28 PM

Pierce County saved more than $1.3 million in 2010 and 2011 by reducing its use of energy, water, fuel and office supplies, according to its second Annual Sustainability Index.

The report, issued April 19 by the Pierce ...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2012

Rethink and re-energize your habits on cleaning and trash

Monday Apr 09 2012 11:13 AM

Many Pierce County employees are in the midst of spring cleaning. As you clear out your closets and tackle the paper piles on your desk at work, you may already be thinking about the three "Rs" - reduce, reuse and ...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2012

Pierce County saves big on energy - you can too

Wednesday Apr 04 2012 12:38 PM

Pierce County is celebrating Energy Conservation Week by helping you conserve energy at work and home.

Here's what to expect this week:

Energy Conservation GiveawaysPierce County is partnering with Tacoma Public ...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2012

Pierce County's 'Biggest Losers' cut energy consumption

Pierce County has reduced energy use by 12.4 percent since 2009, saving taxpayers $858,000.

Staff in three Pierce County buildings have done exceptionally well with reducing energy and will receive the "Biggest Energy Loser" award for 2011. ...Read on...