Find Sustainable Eastside happenings here at EcoMaven’s newest resource page.

Seattle’s reputation as the greenest city on the West Coast has had an impact on surrounding areas including “the Eastside” (the nickname for the eastside of Lake Washington). Cities such as Kirkland, Redmond and Bellevue are all working with their communities, businesses and civic representatives to green up the Eastside.

The conversation includes a look at water resources, land planning, transportation, green jobs and education, energy, waste management, and food production and preparation to list a few of the key topics in the arena affecting our collective communities. Lend your voices by attending events, participating in conferences or commenting on blogs.

Our goal at EcoMaven is to featureSustainable Eastside (SuS Eastside) initiatives and events as well as these resources listed below: .

Places to find “greens” on the Eastside:

Eastside Greendrinks – professionals gather monthly at various venues to socialize and share sustainability stories, a free event but typically donations are collected to offset the costs of light snacks and refreshments

Grassroots organizations and part of SCALLOPS
Sustainable Kirkland
Sustainable Redmond
Sustainable Bellevue

Green Building

Built Green – residential green building resource and offering educational programs serving King and Snohomish Counties

Eastside LEED Users Group, ELUG – monthly meeting featuring a wealth of speakers targeting professionals in the AEC industries

King County Green Tools – resources and support for green building in King County

Farmers Markets
Kirkland Wednesday Market – locally grown produce, special events and specialty food vendors
Redmond Saturday Market – locally grown produce as well as craft vendors
Issaquah Saturday Market – located at Pickering Barn
Bellevue Farmers Market – open Thursdays and Saturdays

21Acres – sustainable farm with wonderful educational offerings and a newly designed Sustainable Living Center, Woodinville, WA
Full Circle Farms – certified organic and Salmon Safe / Carnation, WA
Jubilee Biodynamic Farm – family run farm in Carnation, WA
Dog Mountain Farms – enjoy a farm dinner when you visit, Carnation, WA

Parks and Trails
King County Parks – over 25,000 acres of parks to enjoy in the greater Seattle area

Environmental Stewardship
Green Kirkland – volunteer to tackle those invasive species and work on restoration projects
August 13th Cotton Hill Park Volunteer Event / Kirkland

Mercer Slough Enviro Learning Center – enjoy an incredible outdoor adventure in Bellevue that your family can enjoy

Waste Management
Cedar Grove Composting – waste management company offering products, services and education

Local Green Business Certifications

Kirkland Green Business– a public / private partnerships to encourage businesses to go green

Green Book Clubs
KCLS.org’s Redmond Library hosts a monthly Sustainable Futures book club

Green Education
EcoWiz – Washington State online community showcasing green educational undergraduate and graduate programs

Green Transpo
Zipcar Bellevue location – use a car only when you need it

Do you have an Eastside organization or event that you would like listed here? Please contact us via email, info@eco-maven.com and add Eastside Ecomaven in your subject line.