Elizabeth Armstrong /The Herald/ Deanna Carveth, a hazardous waste chemist for the county, talks a little "trash" with Deanna Clark Willingham (left) and Tom Stowe at a meeting of the International Right of Way Association.
Employee spreads Green Know-How
Before long, Deanna Carveth will have to be fitted with a cape. It would be one woven using renewable materials, of course.
"I've packaged a lot of household hazardous waste, rendering people's garages safer from the toxic goo that lived within," Carveth said in her best superhero voice. "I get a cape."
Carveth is a hazardous waste chemist working for Snohomish County's public works department -- in other words, a chemical geek.
After years of tackling pesticides and paints elsewhere, she's been helping Snohomish County's environmental effort.
Her work earned her a big award. She was recently anointed a "Built Green Pioneer" by the Master Builders of King and Snohomish Counties, which represents the region's home building industry.