So Fresh and So Green
Here in Shoreline we know a healthy environment equals healthy people. And we do this in more ways than just recycling (ahem, 2012 Recycler of the Year by the state Recycling Association). Our summer farmers market is part of our Healthy City Strategy, connecting Shoreline residents and visitors to fresh offerings from local farmers and artisans. And we’re really excited about our new director, Teri Wheeler, former rockstar Market Master of the Pike Place Market just down Aurora.
We’re also home to the Shoreline Solar Project, founded over a decade ago for the purpose of promoting and supporting the development and expansion of renewable energy technology. Every July we host Northwest Solar Fest, the premier renewable energy and sustainable living event in the state.
Year after year, we’re setting the green tone and winning awards for leadership in the green space, from sustainability measures to urban forestry. We’ve had pesticide free parks since 2008, and in 2013 King County recognized the City of Shoreline as a leader in pesticide reduction and awarded it the Green Globe Award. In 2013, Shoreline was awarded the designation of Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Tree City USA is a program that supports the enhancement and preservation of urban forestry management in communities that understand the value of an urban forest canopy.