King County welcomes Spiritwood at Pine Lake to its list of best Workplaces for Waste Reduction and Recycling. An assisted living community on the Sammamish Plateau, Spiritwood at Pine Lake serves and cares for their residents in all aspects of life including dining, activities and care services. This year they introduced their green program that includes recycling and composting in all staff departments and residential areas of the community. Colored bins and instruction posters are now located throughout the community to make being green easy and accessible to all residents and staff members. Staff and resident guidance is on-going daily. With the implementation of this program, residents and staff have reduced Spiritwood’s garbage collection by half. They are very proud of what they have achieved so far and plan to continue to expand their green program.
Advice to others: “You are never too old to be green!”