Washington Water Trust hosts the Seattle premiere of the 12th annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the SIFF Cinema Uptown (501 Queen Anne Ave. N.) on April 24th. Prepare to be amazed, motivated, inspired and wowed by a number of carefully-selected films, including The Strong People, a powerful documentary telling the story of the […]
Posted: April 23rd, 2014 under Community Connection, Greenspace.
Tags: events, nature films, washington water trust
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray today released Moving the Needle, an environmental progress report that pulls together Seattle’s key environmental goals and reports on their progress and achievements. “Seattle has been an environmental leader for years, with many laudable environmental goals throughout the city’s offices and departments. Until now, these have all been tracked separately,” said Murray. […]
Posted: April 22nd, 2014 under Climate change, Community Connection, Energy Conservation, food & urban ag, Greenbuilding, Greenspace, Renewable Energy, Transportation, urban trees, waste reduction, Water.
Free and fun for the whole family, the NW Green Home Tour 2014 is a self-guided tour featuring 35 healthy and green new homes and remodels in the Seattle area and beyond. Get inspired by projects in all shades of green, from kitchen remodels to cutting-edge new homes. Learn how to go solar, conserve water, […]
Posted: April 21st, 2014 under Community Connection, Greenbuilding, Greenspace, sustainable households.
Half of Seattle’s household greenhouse gas emissions are created in the areas of energy, transportation, diet choices and consumption habits. We know you’re all doing great work as individuals to reduce your footprint, but we are also fortunate to have so many community organizations out there promoting actions that address climate change. The City of Seattle […]
Posted: April 16th, 2014 under Climate change, Community Connection, Greenspace.
Tags: climate action, community, community climate projects, funding
For Earth Day this year, the City of Seattle and our partners invite you to participate in The Big Thing, an easy and fun way to show your commitment to our planet and our region’s health on Earth Day. Each of us has our own love and connection to Puget Sound – whether it be […]
Posted: April 14th, 2014 under Greenspace, Water, water quality.
Tags: earth day, puget sound, puget sound partnership, water quality
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 2014 rankings today for the top cities with ENERGY STAR-rated buildings. Seattle moved up the list from #17 in 2013 to #14 with a total of 127 buildings saving an estimated $23.6 million in energy costs (check out the map of the buildings with ENERGY STAR Rating in (and around) […]
Posted: April 10th, 2014 under Energy Conservation, Greenspace.
Tags: energy benchmarking, energy efficiency, energy star, EPA, rankings
Horizon House retirement community has made great strides in its efforts to lower its impact on the environment. The Conservation Committee works to find ways to save energy and other resources. Several years ago, one of the residents active on the committee asked her grandson Corey Weathers, a Principal at Catalyst 2030, to help them find the best […]
Posted: April 8th, 2014 under Energy Conservation, Greenspace.
Tags: case study, energy benchmarking, energy conservation, green facility
[Reposted from the Department of Planning and Development's (DPD) Building Connections blog.] DPD has implemented new requirements for Priority Green Expedited, a green building permitting incentive. In December 2013, DPD published the proposed changes and held an open house on the proposed changes on January 23, 2014. DPD received many comments at the open house, and […]
Posted: April 7th, 2014 under Greenbuilding, Greenspace.
Tags: green building, incentive, permitting
Seattle’s neighborhoods continue to come up with great ideas for projects that benefit the community and our environment. The latest Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple project awards were announced a week ago providing $346,000 to community recipients dedicated to improving life in Seattle. Here are a few examples of how the latest awards benefit […]
Posted: April 3rd, 2014 under Climate change, Community Connection, Greenspace.
Tags: community climate projects, funding, grants
The Office of Sustainability & Environment will be on hand at the Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit this Saturday to talk about your environmental questions. Get all the latest info on how we’re working to make Seattle a sustainable, vibrant community while building shared prosperity. Find the full event agenda here. Time & location details: Saturday, April 5 9am to 1pm […]
Posted: April 2nd, 2014 under Community Connection, Greenspace.