Northwest NEWS

December 9, 2002


Waste-Free Holidays
From King County’s Solid Waste Division
Waste-free Holiday Participants
Evergreen City Ballet
Pacific Northwest Ballet
UW Chamber Dance Company
UW World Series at Meany Hall
Music - Classical/Opera/Jazz/Concerts
Aronoff Chamber Music Series
Auburn Symphony
Earshot Jazz Society of Seattle
Federal Way Symphony
Issaquah Chorale
Northwest Chamber Chorus
Orchestra Seattle/ Seattle Chamber Singers
Seattle Chamber Music Society
Seattle Opera
Seattle Symphony
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
UW School of Music
UW Summer Arts Festival
Family Attractions
Argosy Cruises
Auburn Arts Commission
City of Enumclaw Arts Commission
Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center
Pacific Science Center
Seattle Children’s Theatre
Seattle IMAX Dome Theater
Seattle International Children’s Festival
Thistle Theatre
Village Theatre
Woodland Park Zoo
Sporting Events
and Instruction
Rivers, Inc.
Seattle Thunderbirds
Stevens Pass
Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Club
Museums/Visual Arts
Bellevue Art Museum
Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture
Center on Contemporary Art
Frye Art Museum
Nordic Heritage Museum
Tacoma Art Museum
Wing Luke Asian Museum
Bartending College
Kirkland Arts Center
Music Center of the Northwest
Music Works Northwest
Paradise Snowsports
Pratt Fine Arts Center
BB Magraw’s Sports Bar & Restaurant
Casa D’Italia Market and Café
Chez Shea
Coco’s Bakery Restaurant - Lake Forest Park
Etta’s Seafood
Hurricane Café
icon GRILL
Il Bistro Restaurant
Jet City Espresso
Julia’s of Issaquah
Julia’s of Wallingford
Julia’s on Broadway
Lombardi’s Cucina
Mae’s Phinney Ridge Cafe
McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside on Lake Union
Paragon Restaurant & Bar
Rest & Relaxation
Best Western Plaza by the Green
Float Zone
ACT Theatre
ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
Book-It Repertory Theatre
Kirkland Performance Center
Renton Civic Theatre
Seattle Shakespeare Company
SecondStory Repertory Theatre
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
Taproot Theatre Company
The 5th Avenue Theatre
UW School of Drama

Create memories and help the environment by giving experiences instead of more stuff with King County’s Waste-Free Holidays with 76 participating businesses and discounts of 15 to 50 percent.
Fill the family’s stocking with attractions like the zoo, IMAX, professional sporting events and museums. Take your sweetie for a night on the town and take advantage of discounts on restaurant gift certificates, theater tickets and musical performances. And, for the person who has everything, give them a new skill - discounts are available on a range of lessons from ballet to coffee roasting.
Participating businesses will offer the discounts through Dec. 31. Simply mention that you want to participate in Waste-Free Holidays at the time of purchase to receive the discount.
Giving experiences instead of stuff makes a big difference for our environment. Did you know:
• The average family of four in King County wraps and gives 30 packages each holiday season.
• Reducing that amount by half can save the packaging used on 11 million presents. If every family in King County used just two less feet of holiday ribbon, the 838,500 feet of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the base of Mt. Rainier.
If every family in the US did the same, the 38,000 miles of ribbon could tie a bow around the entire planet.
Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s than any other time of year. The average household generates an extra 85 pounds of waste.
For a list of Waste Free Holiday participants, see p. ?