Issaquah Kiwanis Environmental Committee – What do we do?
by: Sherry Dietz
We are a committee of the Issaquah Kiwanis club focused on environmental projects within the greater Issaquah community that provide opportunities for Kiwanis and affiliated clubs to restore and enhance the environment in alignment with the club mission. We also hold ourselves accountable to demonstrate efficiency by guiding the club to be more efficient in all operations.
We start at home – in our Building and Operations
We are working toward increasing efficiency of the Gibson hall to retire fossil fuel at every opportunity and to prepare to participate in the use of renewable energy. This transformation is being kicked off with the replacement of a 32-year-old water heater. We will be performing a PSE energy assessment to help prioritize future projects. The committee is also researching options for purchasing renewable energy for the building. A few of the options are the PSE Green Power Program or Arcadia Renewable Energy. READ MORE!
Clerk's Memory Etched in Metal and in Students' Lives...
Metal is refined through a crucible. Linda Ruehle’s memory is refined not only in the metal of a striking and whimsical statue on Sunset Boulevard, but also in a Kiwanis Scholarship fund aptly named the “Linda and Jeff Ruehle Scholarship.” Here is Linda’s crucible: Her only son, Jeff, died in a Motorcycle accident right before his senior year in Issaquah High School...READ MORE