Why Local Jobs Are Critical to a Sustainable Pierce County

Jobs and Sustainability, Pierce County Jobs and Sustainability
Pierce County is growing fast and that news comes with mixed emotions for many people in this community. We have watched as King County has struggled with growth challenges like affordable housing, traffic, and increased pressure on natural areas. This same sort of growth is coming to Pierce County and how we prepare for that change will largely determine the sustainability of Pierce County into the future.  Pierce County has a Jobs Problem  Roughly 40% of our non-miltary working residents travel out of the county every day to go to work. It is why you can sit on I-5 for up to 2 hours in the morning to get to Seattle and why many of the park and rides are full by 6 am for the Sounder. I have often said that every job created in Pierce County is…
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February Sustainability Newsletter…Don’t Drip and Drive

February Sustainability Newsletter…Don’t Drip and Drive

Water Quality
            Ever hear someone talk about how the roads are slippery because it hasn't rained in a while? We all understand that cars and trucks leak oil because we see it on the ground every time it rains. Every year, more than 7 million quarts of motor oil drips out of vehicles onto streets and parking lots and makes its way to lakes, rivers, streams and Puget Sound. Most of this toxic pollution comes from small drips from cars and trucks.    [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_oU5mn4yfE[/embedyt]   To get your free vehicle inspection visit www.fixcarleaks.org and find Pierce County shops in Bonney Lake, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Puyallup, Sumner, Spanaway, Tacoma and University Place that are offering free visual inspections for vehicle leaks in 2017. Clover Park Technical College is offering free leak workshops here.…
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