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Note: Additional EcoConsumer media clips are on the KOMO4 news segment archives, the Seattle Times column archives, and the Green Holidays program's media page.

May 27, 2021
Eventos comunitarios de reparaciones gratuitas (Free community repair events) external link
(In Spanish/en español) Upcoming King County outdoor repair events, including June 19th in Kent external link . Story by news anchor/reporter Paula Lamas – KUNS Univision Seattle TV News.

May 1, 2021
Right to Repair external link
King County repair events program "fixer" Bill Roberts discusses repairability with host Niki Desautels – Deconstructing Design podcast.

April 22, 2021
King County 2021 Green Globe Awards Youtube
The South King Tool Library external link in Federal Way receives the Leader in Waste Reduction award (segment at 24:07) – King County TV YouTube channel.

April 20, 2021
Support a Sustainable Earth external link
King County's Jo Sullivan and Tom Watson are panelists for this Earth Week webinar – RainWise Seattle Vimeo channel.

March 31, 2021
For Earth Day, Make It an Earth Year external link
By King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson – AgeWise King County online newsletter.

Feb. 1, 2021
A Window Mask Could Help You - If Someone Else Wears One external link
By King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson – AgeWise King County online newsletter.

Dec. 29, 2020
Window Masks 101 Youtube
Virtual mini-workshop about making and using window masks. Sponsored by the King County EcoConsumer program window masks project – Zoom webinar recording, from the King County EcoConsumer YouTube channel.

Dec. 27, 2020
Bibliotecas de herramientas: la solución para realizar reparaciones sin gastar dinero (Tool libraries - the solution for making repairs without spending money) external link
(In Spanish/en español) How tool libraries can help during the pandemic. Featuring the Northeast Seattle Tool Library external link . Story by news anchor/reporter Paula Lamas – KUNS Univision Seattle TV News.

Nov. 2, 2020
¿Cuánto necesitamos para ser felices? (How much do we need to be happy?) external link
(In Spanish/en español) How to improve our quality of life by buying less. Featuring King County tool library resources, the Southeast Seattle Tool Library external link and the South King Tool Library external link in Federal Way – Eco-Lógica magazine.

Sept. 25, 2020
Obituary for Mark Boberg external link
Rest In Peace Mark Boberg, long-time King County repair events "fixer," who passed away on Sept. 17, 2020. These obituary pages include memories of Mark from King County's Tom Watson (in the Guestbook), and a photo of Mark at a 2018 repair event at the Muckleshoot Library – from Flintoft's Funeral Home & Crematory, Issaquah.

Aug. 5, 2020
Learning by Seeing — Window Mask Donations Make All the Difference to Speech Therapy Success
While repair events are postponed due to the pandemic, the King County EcoConsumer repair-events program is making special reusable, washable cloth masks for Valley Medical Center in Renton – Valley News, Valley Medical Center employee news.

July 13, 2020
Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Virtual Sustainability Expo Youtube
Featured speakers represented The Grange, Issaquah Highlands, InterConnection, Recology, the City of Issaquah, Bellevue College and the King County EcoConsumer program. Originally an in-person event scheduled for April, it was held on Zoom on July 9th after being rescheduled due to the pandemic – Issaquah Chamber YouTube channel.

April 22, 2020
Biggest Carbon Loser external link
In this "reality radio" contest and 10-part radio series, three Seattle-area residents competed to reduce their carbon footprint during February, 2020 (after establishing a baseline during January). King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson was the "carbon coach" for contestant Will Wilson (Tom has a role in the Feb. 26 segment). After nearly eliminating red meat, driving and flying from his usual high-carbon lifestyle, Will was judged to be the winning "Biggest Carbon Loser" – KUOW public radio.

April 21, 2020
Earth Day Youtube
(In Spanish/en español) What you can do at home, to observe the 50th Earth Day, during a pandemic. Recorded at his home, with social distancing, by Andrés Rodríguez, representing the EcoConsumer program, and presented by news anchors Paula Lamas and Jaime Méndez – KUNS Univision Seattle TV News.

April 20, 2020
DIY repairs, and King County repair events program – Part 2 Youtube
(In Spanish/en español) Roberto Amaral Jr., a "fixer" for the King County repair events program, talks about that program and gives tips on how to do your own repairs at home during quarantine — YouTube clip of the Zoom video recording of the radio interview with host El Pariente, on Bustos Media Seattle external link radio station La Gran D.

April 20, 2020
DIY repairs, and King County repair events program – Part 1 Youtube
(In Spanish/en español) Roberto Amaral Jr., a "fixer" for the King County repair events program, talks about that program and gives tips on how to do your own repairs at home during quarantine — YouTube clip of the Zoom video recording of the radio interview with host Gabriela Alcalá, on Bustos Media Seattle external link radio station La Zeta.

March 30, 2020
The 50th Earth Day—Bookended by Fear and Hope external link
Essay by King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson – AgeWise King County online newsletter.

Aug. 27, 2019
Free repair events help you fix household items and keep them out of the landfill external link
A visit to the home workshop of King County repair events "fixer" Bill Roberts – Connie Thompson segment on KOMO4 TV.

Feb. 5, 2018
Fix Your Stuff. For Free! external link
The King County EcoConsumer program's community repair events, aimed at keeping stuff out of the landfill and conserving resources, continue this year. The Kirkland Repair Café featured here was held at Lake Washington Institute of Technology on Oct. 21, 2017 – by John Prentice for the Seattle Refined show on KOMO4.

July 21, 2016
Swimming in stuff? Join our ‘Buy Nothing Month’ external link
Think about how not to throw anything away, as well as how not to buy anything – Sarah Stuteville's Seattle Globalist column in the Seattle Times quotes King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson.

April 4, 2016
Repair, Don't Toss, for Earth Day! external link
Learn how to embrace the rising repair movement in an article by King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson in the AgeWise King County newsletter.

March 29, 2016
Sustainability careers external link
The rewards and challenges of environmental careers - UW 360 TV program segment filmed at a recent University of Washington green careers event, featuring Alaska Airlines’ Jacqueline Drumheller, King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson and host Carolyn Douglas – from UWTV.

March 29, 2016
Fix it, don’t toss it, at free community repair events in Renton, Kent and Federal Way
Everyone knows the saying, 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,' but with Earth Day coming up soon, it’s a great time to embrace a fourth 'R', repair – King County press release.

Feb. 21, 2016
Eco Friendly Tips with Tom Watson Youtube
Mary Diggs-Hobson with AARTH, the African Americans Reach and Teach Health program, interviewed EcoConsumer Tom Watson in late 2015, for three segments for a Seattle area cable TV program.

Sept. 29, 2015
King County pushes to help limit waste external link
People are throwing away items that can easily be used again, in one form or another. These seemingly useless items can have a new purpose with the new "threadcyle" program – from KING5's New Day.

July 30, 2015
Decluttering Just Got Easier
Free home collection services for seniors are featured in an article by King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson in the AgeWise King County newsletter.

April 29, 2015
Book Review – “Climate Shock” by Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman external link
Review by King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson – Real Change newspaper.

April 22, 2015
Earth Day external link
Earth Day events and toilet-paper roll crafts! Kaci Aitchison and M.J. McDermott have fun with King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson – KCPQ TV.

April 22, 2015
Don’t let your food scraps go to waste: Consumer Minute for Earth Day external link
Herb Weisbaum talks to King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson – ran on KOMO Newsradio-1000AM and 97.7FM.

April 19, 2015
Earth Day: Hubbard Radio Public Affairs show external link
Gary Shipe’s interview with King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson – ran on KLCK-98.9FM, KQMV-92.5FM, KIXI-880AM and KKNW-1150AM.

Feb. 27, 2015
KOMO TV First News at 4 – Threadcycle Youtube
Kris Beatty talks to KOMO’s Mary Nam about Threadcycle—how torn, worn or even stained clothes, shoes and linens are okay to give for reuse and recycling.

Feb. 25, 2015
KCPQ TV – Threadcycle Youtube
Newscast reports on Threadcycle—that damaged clothes aren?t garbage anymore, and all clothes, shoes and linens can be given for reuse and recycling.

Feb. 24, 2015
KING TV Evening News – Threadcycle Youtube
Environmental reporter Gary Chittim speaks with Solid Waste Division’s Kris Beatty and reports on King County and Seattle thrift stores that want all clothes, shoes, and linens—not just those that are “gently used.”

Nov. 12, 2014
Book Review – “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate” by Naomi Klein external link
Review by King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson – Real Change newspaper.

Oct. 31, 2014
Recycled Halloween costumes external link
(In Spanish/en español) Halloween costumes made from reused and recycled materials, with news anchor Gabriela Alcalá. Students from the El Centro de la Raza after-school program model the costumes, accompanied by their teacher Maria Rico. The theme is plants and animals! – KUNS Univision Seattle TV News.

Sept. 8, 2014
Safer cosmetics external link
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson joins reporter/anchor Kaci Aitchison at Dr. Jen's House of Beauty in Seattle, highlighting health and environmental issues with many personal care products, and showing fun alternatives – KCPQ TV.

Aug. 12, 2014
Tool lending library starts up on Vashon Island external link
Story by Sarah Low – Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber newspaper.

July 30, 2014
Book Review – “American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival” external link
Review by King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson – Real Change newspaper.

May 14, 2014
Earth Day is Every Day: Local Solutions to Global Problems external link
The national ClimateMama climate change awareness blog features the King County EcoConsumer program's new videos.

April 30, 2014
Five Questions with Tom Watson external link
From the King County Employee News “Five Questions” series, answers from King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson.

April 22, 2014
KCPQ Morning News external link
Tom joins news anchors Bill Wixey and Kaci Aitchison for a fun live Earth Day segment about recycling plastic and reducing plastic in products.

April 21, 2014
Paint that doesn't have that terrible smell external link
Herb Weisbaum KOMO News article, which was also a brief radio report, with quotes from EcoConsumer Tom Watson.

April 21, 2014
Nonprofit Technology News – The Green Issue external link
Article about EcoConsumer Twitter feed and related project (scroll down to last item).

April 20, 2014
Climate change and more: Gary Shipe’s Public Affairs radio show external link
Interview with King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson for Earth Day – Hubbard Radio stations KLCK-98.9FM, KQMV-92.5FM, KIXI-880AM, KKNW-1150AM.

April 18, 2014
Local celebrities speak out on environment
King County EcoConsumer Earth Day campaign addresses climate change with action, fun – King County press release.

April 16, 2014
Book Review – “Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science” external link
Review by King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson for Earth Day – Real Change newspaper.

March 10, 2014
10 Creative Green Ways Families Can Save Some Green external link
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson shares easy tips to save cash and resources – from ParentMap.

Jan. 2, 2014
Best Recycling Advice: Don't Agonize Over It external link
How clean does your recycling need to be? Are plastic bags and lids okay? King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson answers recycling questions from host Steve Scher on "The Record" radio show – from KUOW 94.9 FM.

Sept. 4, 2013
KCPQ Morning News – "Green" back-to-school external link
News anchor Kaci Aitchison and King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson check out fun ways to conserve resources, reduce waste and save money by changing a few of your back-to-school purchasing practices and habits.

June 17, 2013
Green your summer – Weekday on KUOW radio external link
From grilling to lawn care, King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson shares tips and answers questions from listeners on Weekday with host Marcie Sillman. Click on "Listen." The EcoConsumer segment runs from 10:20 to 28:20.

April 24, 2013
USA Today: Clothes recycling goes curbside as demand rises external link
Ever toss a stained T-shirt in the trash? So many Americans do that 11.1 million tons of textiles end up in landfills each year. Wendy Koch of USA Today spoke with King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson.

April 22, 2013
KCPQ Morning News Youtube
For Earth Day, anchor Kaci Aitchison and King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson check out some fun and money-saving ways to reduce climate change at home.

April 19, 2013
KUNS Evening News Youtube
(In Spanish/en Espanõl For Earth Day, news anchors Jaime Mꯤez and Teresa Gonzalez talk to Lilian Hurn about how sharing services, such as car sharing and clothes swaps, can help us go green and save money. Lilian, a Renton resident who writes a national Spanish-language frugal living blog, tested a few sharing websites and services for the King County EcoConsumer program.

April 17, 2013
Book Review – “Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change” external link
Review by King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson for Earth Day – Real Change newspaper

Jan. 7, 2013
Sustainable Seafood ? KOMO AM/FM radio (MP3 audio file, 2.86 MB)
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson joins anchors Jane Shannon and Brian Calvert to talk about what the regional seafood industry is doing to protect fisheries, and what consumers can do.

Dec. 13, 2012
Five Questions for You external link
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson answers five questions from Ivan Vukovic in this Seattle-based blog.

April 21, 2012
Shoreline Area News external link
Coverage of the King County EcoConsumer "Supermarket Sweep" competition at Central Market in Shoreline.

April 21, 2012
Súper Baratísimo Gratis blog external link
(In Spanish/en Espanõl Coverage of the King County EcoConsumer "Supermarket Sweep" competition at Central Market in Shoreline, by blogger Lilian Hurn, one of the contestants.

March 21, 2012
Northwest Focus on KWPX external link
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson talks zero waste and shows host Erin Michael some innovative examples in this half-hour interview.

April 22, 2011
How to detox your home (external video)
Gary Chittim's Earth Day report on an Issaquah family’s efforts to reduce the toxics in their home and yard, with the help of King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson – from KING5.com

April 20, 2011
New Day Northwest on KING5 external link
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson and Margaret Larson look in the bathroom medicine cabinet and under the sink, for the EcoConsumer Earth Day Detox campaign.

April 18, 2011
The Marty Riemer Show podcast external link
Tom Watson talks about the EcoConsumer Earth Day Detox with KMTT radio host Marty Riemer on Marty’s independent podcast.

April 3, 2011
Dispose of household hazardous waste the safe way external link
Tom Watson's EcoConsumer column in The Seattle Times.

Oct. 20, 2010
King County’s new EcoCribz video makes green remodeling fun (MP3 audio file, 2.08 MB)
Herb Weisbaum’s weekly segment with King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson features info about the new video and the Eco-Cool Remodel Tool – audio file from KOMO radio.

Aug. 6, 2010
Following trash external link
A report on KCTS9 Connects takes a look at what’s in our garbage and where it goes. Featuring national waste reduction expert Annie Leonard, the story also includes King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, the landfill’s methane recovery system and a comment from landfill manager Dean Voelker. It’s followed by a panel discussion including Tom Watson, King County EcoConsumer – from KCTS9.org.

July 15, 2009
Teams pull pounds of recyclables from garbage external link
Nine Kent-area residents competed in sorting recyclables in a contest that promoted recycling and revealed common mistakes that consumers make – from The Seattle Times.

July 14, 2009
Trash talk: Garbage-sorting race spotlights recycling external link
From The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Feb. 18, 2009
Video: Inside the Northwest Flower & Garden show external link
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson and Ladd Smith from In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes show some cool props to reporter Tim Robinson – from KING5.com

Oct. 17, 2008
New hope, help to stop unwanted phone books external link
This weekly column by Shelby Wood in the Portland Oregonian (which is also an entry in her green blog) includes comments from King County Solid Waste Division's Tom Watson.

April 2, 2008
Do Yellow Pages have you seeing red? external link
National report includes interviews with Renton resident and King County's Tom Watson – from MSNBC.com

Aug. 6, 2007
Consumer Smarts: Calls go out to stop phone book waste
National efforts are under way to find a way to reduce phone book waste, and King County is at the forefront – from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Jan. 3, 2007
Trying to stamp out unwanted junk mail external link
It's not your imagination. Your mailbox is filling up faster with unsolicited missives – from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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