environmental education http://www.kplu.org en Millennials: The Greenest Generation Or More Of The Same? http://www.kplu.org/post/millennials-greenest-generation-or-more-same <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150980552&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="33%"></iframe><iframe frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150980554&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="33%"></iframe><iframe frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150980546&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="33%"></iframe></p><p>When she was much younger, Tacoma high school senior Lauren Budd had no trouble convincing her parents to start recycling. But more recently, swaying them to eco-friendly light bulbs was another story.</p><p>"No, it costs too much," Budd, 17, remembered her parents saying. "And I'm like, 'It won't, in the end for, like, our power bill.'"</p><p>Budd doesn't always win with her&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">parents, who still throw away a soft drink can on occasion,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">but</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;it's clear she's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">not the only teen to grasp the importance of these small, cross-generational battles.</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Kyle Stokes 16616 at http://www.kplu.org Millennials: The Greenest Generation Or More Of The Same? Deconstruction jobs – not just for literary theorists http://www.kplu.org/post/deconstruction-jobs-%E2%80%93-not-just-literary-theorists <p>A job training program in south Seattle is giving 130 people a ticket out of poverty with skills in the growing field of deconstruction or the carefully dismantling homes and buildings to preserve reusable materials.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 16:51:10 +0000 The Associated Press 2034 at http://www.kplu.org Deconstruction jobs – not just for literary theorists Whale skeleton being processed for assembly, display in Tacoma http://www.kplu.org/post/whale-skeleton-being-processed-assembly-display-tacoma <p>The skeleton of a gray whale that died last year in Seattle is taking shape in Tacoma.</p><p>Highline Community College marine biologist Rus Higley, staff and volunteers are bleaching and assembling the skeleton for display in later this year. (Photo gallery inside)</p><p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 21:45:31 +0000 Jake Ellison & The Associated Press 1969 at http://www.kplu.org Whale skeleton being processed for assembly, display in Tacoma Pier Peer: Discovering the Creatures of the Night http://www.kplu.org/post/pier-peer-discovering-creatures-night <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-960222.mp3</p><p>What with theaters, concerts and clubs, Seattle has a pretty lively night life. But as a group of people gathers after dark at a marina on Elliot Bay, they&rsquo;re looking for a completely <em>different</em> kind of thrill.</p><p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 16:05:46 +0000 Liam Moriarty 1078 at http://www.kplu.org Pier Peer: Discovering the Creatures of the Night