The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, May 29, 2016 This Week's Paper
City’s Earth Day report highlights progress toward sustainable operations

In recognition of Earth Day, the City of Tacoma highlights its progress toward sustainable operations through reduction in paper, electricity and petroleum fuel in its Earth Day report found at www.cityoftacoma.org/sustainability.

"We take seriously our responsibility to reduce wasteful consumption,” said Environmental Policy & Sustainability Manager Kristi Lynett. “It benefits our citizens and our planet's finite resources."

Here’s a summary of how the City is reducing its environmental footprint:

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NO-WAKE Zones have been established in the Tacoma Harbor

Effective April 2013, Ordinance No. 28142 amends Section 4.10.130 of the Tacoma Municipal Code to establish no-wake zones in the Thea Foss Waterway and within 1,000 feet of any marine fueling dock. These changes to the Harbor code are designed to improve public safety and reduce spillage at marine fueling docks.

NO-WAKE Zones have now been established in the following areas:
The Thea Foss Waterway
The fueling docks located at the Foss Harbor Marina and Youth Marine Center is included within the Foss Waterway NO-WAKE Zone.

Within 1,000 feet of any marine fueling dock:
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On April 19, the fine folks of the Empowerment Center, a program of El Shaddai Christian Ministries in Tacoma, welcomed the Tacoma Weekly as guest of honor for the center’s first annual Volunteer Appreciation Night. In thanks to the Weekly for helping to bring volunteers to the center, and for publicizing the good works that Empowerment does through its extensive food bank operations and job coaching, founders and pastors Jimmie and Lawanna Lee presented managing editor Matt Nagle with an engraved plaque. The staff of Tacoma Weekly, pictured here, is thrilled to have received such an… Read More

Help bring Weird Al to Dorky’s Arcade


This just in from Dorky’s Bar Arcade, where the staff is on a mission to get Weird Al Yankovic to stop by while he's in Tacoma on Sunday for his show at The Pantages:
Everyone knows Weird Al is going to be in town this Sunday. We, the DORX of Tacoma, are making a plea to have him stop in for a visit to Dorky's Bar Arcade only a block away. There are over 1,000 people on our event page who agree.Dorky's was made for people like Weird Al who think outside the box. We think he would love it!!!!
Dorky's is one of the most interesting and fun things you… Read More

View the winning entries in the City of Tacoma’s annual Earth Day art contest

More than 150 Tacoma students entered this year’s EnviroChallenger/EnviroKids Earth Day art contest.

Elementary students illustrated ways they practice earth-friendly activities at home, outside, at the park or while playing/watching sports and other positive environmental behavior that they’ve learned from the city’s EnviroChallenger educators. View the winning works of art at www.envirochallenger.com.

Earth Day art contest winners
Grades K-1 Division
First place: Sabine Reyns, Geiger Montessori
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