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Open House Event for Environmentally Critical Areas

(re-posted from DPD’s blog) Seattle has five environmentally critical areas such as wetlands and wildlife habitat areas. How do we protect these environmentally critical areas (ECAs)? DPD is hosting an open house event for the update to our ECA regulations on Wednesday, February 25, 5:30-7:00pm in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at City Hall.   […]

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Graduate Internship Opportunity – Sustainable Building Program

Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) is seeking a graduate intern beginning Spring quarter to conduct background investigations and assist with stakeholder engagement to support the development of building energy efficiency and GHG reduction policies. The work is part of OSE’s larger effort to implement the City of Seattle’s Climate Action Plan, which outlines how […]

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Job Opportunity – New Equity & Environment Program Manager

From recycling to energy efficiency, Seattle is widely known for its environmental leadership and innovation. However, the Seattle community faces many of the same challenges as the broader US environmental movement: those who shape and benefit from environmental policies, approaches, and outcomes are primarily white, upper-income communities. To realize Seattle’s commitment to undoing institutionalized racism […]

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Seattle a Finalist in the WWF Earth Hour City Challenge

Cleveland, Evanston, and Seattle are finalists in World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour City Challenge, a year-long challenge recognizing cities responding to the threats of climate change and reducing their carbon footprint. The cities were chosen by WWF and global management consultancy Accenture for transitioning their communities toward a climate-friendly future. One of these cities will […]

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What Have We Learned After 20 Years of Urban Villages?

On Wednesday, January 28, Peter Steinbrueck will present the results and achievements of the Urban Village strategy, which was implemented with the Comprehensive Plan of 1994. Part of the Seattle Sustainable Neighborhoods Project (SSNAP), Steinbrueck will share on what he believes has worked and how we can improve the Comprehensive Plan with the Seattle 2035 […]

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White House Recognizes Seattle as a Climate Action Champion

The White House recognized Seattle as a Climate Action Champion on Wednesday, one of just 16 local and tribal governments that demonstrated a strong and ongoing commitment to actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance climate resilience. “This is a tremendous honor that adds momentum to our innovations on climate action and community resilience,” […]

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Seattle Apartment Buildings First to Earn New ENERGY STAR Certification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that three Seattle apartment buildings are among the first 17 existing multifamily housing properties to earn ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance. The recognition signifies that these pioneering properties are more energy efficient than 75 percent of similar properties nationwide, and that they are among the […]

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Opportunity to Participate in Community Solar Project on Capitol Hill

Seattle City Light just announced its latest community solar project — a 26 kilowatt system on the roof of the Holiday Apartments, an affordable housing building owned by Capitol Hill Housing (CHH).  CHH provides low-income housing to over 1700 Seattle residents and actively works to create equitable and sustainable communities in central Seattle. CHH also […]

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Seattle’s Urban Forestry Commission Position Opening

The City of Seattle is looking for a new Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) member to fill Position #4. This position is for a hydrologist or similar professional, preferably with expertise in the study of natural drainage, climate or air quality, or a combination. This position is appointed by the Mayor, and confirmed by City Council, for […]

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Making Progress in Food Policy

Obesity, hunger, and food insecurity all affect Seattle residents. How we grow food has an impact on the environment, and food-related businesses are a key sector of our economy. Given the many benefits of creating a healthy food system, Seattle adopted a Food Action Plan in 2012. Last week, the Office of Sustainability & Environment’s […]

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