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Plenty of Ways (and Days) to Celebrate Earth Day in Seattle

April 22 is known around the world as Earth Day, but in environmentally minded Seattle, there are great activities throughout the month so it’s easy to celebrate “Earth Month”. While the list of activities happening throughout the Seattle is quite extensive, we have taken the liberty to round up the Earth Day/Earth Month activities that […]


Join Us for “Livability Night Out”

Join us for a “PechaKucha” style word slam about the livability of our city.  We will have local talent to entertain and an opportunity to find out what many City programs are up to. HALA will be featured and you can find out what is in store for Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda in the city. […]


Engaging Mainstream Environmental Organizations in Race & Social Justice Work

Seattle is widely known for its environmental leadership—a long held source of pride for our city. However, Seattle, like all other cities, still has much work to do in ensuring environmental benefits are shared equally among all residents. Typically, the communities who shape and benefit from our environmental policies, approaches, and outcomes are primarily white […]


Drive Clean Seattle – Leading by Example

Several weeks ago, at the Climate Leadership Conference, Mayor Murray announced a major new initiative to tackle climate change at the local level and take meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A sector-wide transportation initiative, Drive Clean Seattle is a key piece of the City’s climate action agenda, is one of the most comprehensive […]


Safe & Connected: The Future of Bike Share in Seattle

reposted from Sally Bagshaw’s Blog Over the past few weeks, my office has heard from a significant number of community members about Pronto and City acquisition of our bike share system. I have appreciated the rigorous analysis taking place on all sides of this issue and want to share my rationale for supporting the legislation to move forward […]


Mayor Murray Engages with Youth at Equity & Environment Initiative Storytelling Workshop

The Equity & Environment Initiative (EEI) in partnership with The Seattle Globalist piloted an innovative series of free storytelling workshops. There were two purposes for these workshops. One was to support the community’s needs, giving community members the skills and training to share and lift up their community stories while connecting those stories to the work […]


Seattle Adopts Progressive Energy Legislation

Earlier this month, City Council passed building energy legislation that propels Seattle into an elite group of cities with progressive policies aimed at driving energy efficiencies and reducing climate impacts. At the direction of Mayor Murray, OSE developed the new policies to keep Seattle on track to meet Seattle’s GHG emissions reduction goal in the […]


Mayor Murray launches Drive Clean Seattle

Initiative to electrify Seattle’s transportation system among most comprehensive in the nation Today at the Climate Leadership Conference, Mayor Murray announced a bold new initiative focused on leveraging Seattle’s clean electricity across the transportation sector. Drive Clean Seattle is a comprehensive plan to accelerate and increase the use of electric vehicles to move people, goods and […]


Center City Connector Streetcar recommended for $75 million grant

re-posted from the Mayor’s blog Last week the City of Seattle’s Center City Connector Streetcar Project was recommended for a $75 million grant in President Obama’s 2017 Budget. The project would link the existing South Lake Union and First Hill Streetcar lines, creating a system that would connect over a dozen Seattle neighborhoods in Seattle’s Center […]


Green Stormwater Infrastructure – A Key Tool to Cleaning Our Waterways

Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) is a term being used more frequently in Seattle and the Greater Puget Sound area—and that’s a good thing. GSI is the use of natural drainage systems like rain gardens and cisterns to slow, capture, and clean polluted runoff before it harms our lakes, rivers, and streams. By mimicking the way forests […]

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