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Making the Most of Urban Fruit Trees

It’s late summer and that means harvest time for lots of fruit trees, including apples, pears and plums. This bounty can sometimes go to waste when fruit doesn’t get picked when it’s ripe, or there’s just too much fruit for one family to use when things ripen all at once. Luckily, there’s help if you […]


Sat. 8/16 – Beacon Hill Volunteer Work Party

Renew our urban landscape!  Come join the Seattle Tree Ambassadors in renovating the traffic triangle at 15th Ave and Beacon Ave S. Join your neighbors and help us take the first steps towards creating a wonderful landscape that all will enjoy by helping us pick-up trash, weed, and mulch. Meet at the Shell Station on Beacon Ave […]


Great Time to Solarize!

If you live or work in southwest Seattle or Burien and are interested in installing a solar system on your home or business – now is a great time for you to explore that idea through Solarize Southwest. Northwest SEED has teamed up with Seattle City Light and a coalition of local community groups, including […]


Paid Sustainability Internship Opportunity – Building Deconstruction

Maximizing the reuse and recycling of building materials is important in reducing our carbon footprint — help Seattle continue this effort.   The Seattle Department of Planning and Development is seeking a paid intern to assist in improving the incentives for the deconstruction of buildings. The internship includes working with the Priority Green Program Manager to […]


Join the Pop-Up Park Revolution! Apply by Aug 29

(re-posted from SDOT’s blog) PARK(ing) Day is September 19—just two months away—and we’re accepting applications. This is your chance to have a little fun in the street and create a pop-up park for a day! Haven’t heard of PARK(ing) Day? It’s an international event on the third Friday in September that helps to raise awareness […]


Living Up to the Emerald City Name

The environmental benefits of trees are pretty well-known (better air quality, reduced stormwater runoff, support for wildlife), but did you know that research has also shown there are significant social and economic benefits to trees as well? Trees help reduce workplace stress and increase worker productivity, business districts enjoy better sales if they have significant […]


Tips for Greener Summer Travels

Summers in Seattle are awesome – makes Seahawks game withdrawals so much easier! With the nice weather, you can hop on a bike and tour the city with a theme: pie, ice cream, beer, food trucks, ice cream food trucks…oh, sorry, you want to do something besides eat? Right! There are plenty of free things […]


Now Recruiting Urban Forest Educators

Do you have a love of all things green and want to share that passion with others? Seattle Parks & Recreation is looking for you to be part of their Urban Forest Educators team. Urban Forest Educators  - a branch of the Seattle Volunteer Naturalist Program – work with a team of professional naturalists, school […]


New Tools for Food Services & Restaurants to Reduce Food Waste

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. And Rethink! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a free new resource to reduce food and packaging waste. Because wasted food means wasted money, along with significant environmental and social impacts, the Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging Toolkit helps restaurants, grocers, caterers, and other commercial kitchens reduce food waste. Understanding the amount, type […]


Free Trees Available Soon!

Seattle reLeaf will soon be opening the application process for its Trees for Neighborhoods program – Monday, August 4 at 10 a.m. – where households can receive up to four free trees. The Trees for Neighborhoods program helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes. Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has planted over 4,000 trees in yards and […]