We’d like to take the time to welcome the Washington Toxics Coalition to the EJK circle. We’re eager to support WTC in their work to keep toxic chemicals out of our homes and workplaces, so that Washington can remain a clean and healthy place for us to live.
We especially dig their Clean and Healthy Waters campaign that is working to keep harmful chemicals out of everyday products that can contaminate our waterways and wildlife. This campaign wants to make sure our kids can enjoy the same healthy, thriving environment that we enjoy today. Whether snowboarding, sail boating, or biking- EJK staff love the great outdoors!
The Service Board will be hosting the Golden Boot Awards at Havana Social Club this Thursday from 6-8p. The evening will include free drink tickets, food from Marination Mobile, and a short program honoring some of tSB’s greatest contributors. Purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets to get in on the action.
See everyone there!
With fall here and school starting, parents and students once again begin the daily commute to and from school, more likely than not, in cars. According to research cited by Seattle-based non-profit and EJK client, Feet First, up to 25 percent of morning commuter traffic results from parents driving their children to school. That’s a lot of traffic!
Feet First, a 501(c3) organization focused on promoting walkable communities in the Puget Sound region and across Washington State, aims to change this by encouraging more students to walk and ride bikes—rather than ride in cars—to school. The benefits are clear—exercise, fewer cars on the road, safer streets, reduced carbon emissions and closer communities.
Among other initiatives, Feet First promotes Safe Routes to School (SRTS), including a pedestrian safety class, a walking audit and more. You can learn more about Feet First’s SRTS program and how to participate here.
In the spirit of Feet First’s mission and walkable communities, this fall, EJK’s staff has committed to walking, bicycle commuting or taking public transportation to work at least one day a week.
See you on the sidewalk!