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Pike Place Market's Re-Team works on greening efforts at the Market year-round. These efforts create real results! In one year:

25,000 gallons of recycled cooking oil is converted to 22,500 gallons of bio diesel

1,950 cubic yards of food waste and other compostables are sent to Cedar Grove for composting

4,000 cubic yards of commingled recycling are removed from the Market's waste stream

250 tons of cardboard are recycled

1 million kilowatts a year are saved from the conversion of incandescent to CFL lighting

We want to celebrate Earth Day every day by taking steps to reduce, reuse and recycle at Pike Place Market. 

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Fighting Hunger at Pike Place Market

Posted March 17, 2014

I walk to Pike Place Market each day for work. I'm a month into a yearlong term as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer at the Market, working on projects that promote Food Access in our community. Rain trickles down the sides of towering buildings with clear windows that reflect black town cars, cabs and limousines. Sharp whiffs of wet concrete, coffee, and baked bread cut through the air. I stroll alongside people of many different lifestyles: snappy-dressers, hurried office workers, and those with empty pockets and stomachs. 

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Rachel the Piggy Bank, Pike Place Market’s beloved mascot and fundraiser, has her game face on. When she’s not raising money for the social services - like the Pike Market Food Bank- located in the Market, she’s preparing to storm the field on behalf of the Seattle Seahawks. Stop by and rub Rachel’s nose for luck and put a coin in her coin slot to help her in her mission to do good on the behalf of those who need it.