pro sports http://www.kplu.org en M’s out to improve (enviro) average, change peanut packaging http://www.kplu.org/post/m-s-out-improve-enviro-average-change-peanut-packaging <p>The Mariners might not be topping their league for play this season. But when it comes to sustainability, they say they’ve got a winning team.</p><p>Right at the top of the lineup for dealing with trash is a chemical company that has a new formula for packaging the peanuts you buy at the ballpark. It's<a href="http://www.basf.com/group/corporate/us/en/about-basf/worldwide/north-america/USA/products-and-industries/packaging/sustainablepackaging"> BASF</a>. Remember the cassette tapes they used to make? The German chemicals giant is a big sponsor now of <a href="http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=sea">the Mariners</a>. Local compost producer<a href="http://www.cedar-grove.com/"> Cedar Grove</a> is also in on the deal. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:08:15 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6207 at http://www.kplu.org M’s out to improve (enviro) average, change peanut packaging Divers soar to get on Olympic team at Federal Way event http://www.kplu.org/post/divers-soar-get-olympic-team-federal-way-event <p>You might not be able to make it to London for the summer Olympics, but this week at the <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/recreation/parks/pools.aspx">Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center</a> in Federal Way, you can <a href="http://www.seattlesports.org/site579.php">watch some of the nation&rsquo;s top athletes</a> vie for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Diving team.</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:55:16 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5332 at http://www.kplu.org Divers soar to get on Olympic team at Federal Way event Preview: Sounders FC to host Vancouver http://www.kplu.org/post/preview-sounders-fc-host-vancouver <p>Another Major League Soccer regional rivalry match takes place Saturday at Qwest Field in Seattle, when the Sounders FC host the Vancouver Whitecaps. Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:45:35 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 1826 at http://www.kplu.org Preview: Sounders FC to host Vancouver Northwest sports teams commit to deepening green efforts http://www.kplu.org/post/northwest-sports-teams-commit-deepening-green-efforts <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959008.mp3</p><p>Major league sports teams in the Northwest have been recycling, composting food waste, cutting their power use and more.</p><p>Consider the Mariners. From 2006-2009, the team:</p><ul><li>reduced natural gas use by 60 percent</li><li>reduced electricity use by 30 percent</li><li>reduced water use by 15 percent</li></ul><p>Now, the Mariners and other teams from Seattle, Portland and Vancouver B.C. are forming a non-profit with the goal of spreading the green gospel to stadiums nationwide.</p><p> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:26:30 +0000 Liam Moriarty 1043 at http://www.kplu.org Northwest sports teams commit to deepening green efforts