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Celebrate Earth Month with Washington Wild

Posted on Apr 1, 2023 in Conservation News, Events, Uncategorized, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild is excited to have a lineup of fun events and to announce several incredible partnerships, all in celebration of Mother Earth!


Hot Cakes’ Special of the Month: Salt of the Sound

Inspired by Seattle’s maritime history, deep cultural connection to salmon, and appreciation of the great outdoors, the pastry chefs at Hot Cakes are releasing a special cake for April called ‘Salt of the Sound’. The cake uses their classic dark decadence chocolate base filled with a salted caramel cream filling, paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream covered in an olive oil magic shell and a salted butter cookie.

In support of our mission, 10% of proceeds from sales of Salt of the Sound will be donated to Washington Wild. You can pop into either the Ballard or Capitol Hill location all month long to dig into this delicious cake. 

Ridwell’s ‘Save the Land, Fill the Bin’ Pledge

Ridwell came to life from a father-son project that started right here in Seattle and has now grown to over 80,000 members across six states. They’re making it easy to waste less by picking up your hard-to-recycle stuff—things like plastic mailers, styrofoam, old clothes, batteries, light bulbs, and more!—and getting it to local partners who can make sure it has a good new life. With over 12 million pounds already saved from the landfill, the Ridwell community is making a real impact on building a future without waste.

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Ridwell for Earth Month as part of their ‘Save the Land, Fill the Bin’ campaign! Here’s the deal: For every new member who signs up for a Ridwell membership—now through April 30th—Ridwell will donate $10 to Washington Wild. Learn more and sign up utilizing our special campaign link:

Schilling’s ‘Keep It Wild’ Campaign

After a wildly successful inaugural year in 2022, Schilling’s ‘Keep It Wild’ campaign is back! During the month of April, 5% of sales of every can and draft pour of Schilling’s Local Legend and Excelsior Imperial Apple hard ciders will be donated to Washington Wild. Last year, the Keep It Wild campaign raised $10,000 for Washington Wild, with the giant check hand delivered by nonother than the local legend themself, the elusive PNW sasquatch.

So head into Seattle’s Schilling Cider House for a pour (or two) of Local Legend or Excelsior Imperial Apple throughout Earth Month, in the name of protecting Washington’s Wild lands and waters. Cheers! 



‘Keep It Wild’ Kick-off Happy Hour

Join us at Schilling Cider House in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood for the ‘Keep It Wild’ campaign kick-off event! Happening on April 11th from 5-7 pm, swing by to try the newest Local Legend Keep It Wild flavor release, Sasquatch-themed treats, a selection of cool merch, and flash tattooing! Yup, you read that right—after all, we leave a mark on Sasquatch’s environment every day, it’s his turn to leave his mark on us.*
*Sasquatch tattoos are highly encouraged, but obviously not required… 

Dedicated bigfoot aficionados can also enter Schilling’s Keep It Wild sweepstakes (valued at $4,500) to win the Sasquatch Pro Camp Kit and ten Sasquatch Spotting Kits chocked full of must-have camp gear.

Bellevue College Earth Market

Washington Wild staff will be tabling at this year’s Office of Sustainability Earth Market in Courtyard C from 10am – 2pm on Tuesday, April 18th. This year’s theme is ‘Resilience in Action: Stronger Together’, focusing on the interconnectedness of people and the planet to create a thriving community and just future. There will be a diversity of local, sustainability-focused organizations including yours truly. There will also be a diversity of local businesses selling honey, soaps and body products, vinegars and oils, dog treats, and more! You can also start your garden with plants harvested from seeds right on campus courtesy of the plant start giveaway hosted by Bellevue College’s Grounds Crew.

Latona Pub Earth Day Party

Starting April 16th, you might spot several of our Brewshed® Alliance members walking, biking, sailing, skateboarding, or dog sledding their kegs across the city as part of Latona Pub’s Annual Handtruckin’ Earth Week. All week you will find beers on tap that have made it to the pub without the use of fossil fuels and can cheer to Mother Earth with a party at the end of the week on Saturday, April 22nd! Kicking off at 7 pm, there will be live music and an auction, all benefitting our Washington Brewshed® Alliance. 

Chuck’s Hop Shop Greenwood Fundraiser

Washington Wild staff will be hanging out at Chuck’s Hop Shop in Greenwood (corner of 85th and NW 8th Ave) on Thursday, April 27th from 4-9 pm. $1 from all pints will be donated to Washington Wild, with Chuck matching the proceeds up to $5,000! Swing by and enjoy a tasty craft beer from one of our Brewshed® members in support of Washington’s wild places and learn more about what we’ve been up to at our table.