A bikeable city is one where people of all ages and abilities ride bicycles for any trip purpose because it is a convenient, fun, safe, and healthy transportation option. Over the next 20 years, Seattle will add approximately 100,000 new people and jobs within the city limits. One way to accommodate this growth will be […]
Posted: December 5th, 2013 under Greenspace.
Peter Dobrovolny, the Seattle 2030 District liaison for the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment, received a Lifetime Achievement award at 2030′s Vision Awards on November 14th, 2013. Peter received a standing ovation for his work as a co-founder of the Seattle 2030 District, during which time he also spearheaded the EPA Showcase […]
Posted: December 2nd, 2013 under Climate change, Energy Conservation, Greenbuilding, Greenspace.
[Reposted from the Seattle Public Utilities At Your Service blog.] Businesses all over Seattle are taking actions to become greener by joining our Get On The Map campaign – recycling and composting more, conserving water and reducing stormwater pollution to name a few. Now you can start saving some green at these green businesses. Just download the […]
Posted: November 19th, 2013 under Community Connection, Greenspace.
The City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment has just released a Resource Conservation Management Plan (PDF). The plan outlines the actions necessary to meet the City’s goal to achieve 20% energy savings by 2020 for existing buildings and provides a comprehensive strategy to guide energy efficiency and resource conservation investments across all City facilities. As […]
Posted: November 18th, 2013 under Energy Conservation, Greener Government, Greenspace.
Tags: carbon neutral, RCMP, Resource Conservation Management Plan, save energy
Seattle Farms is a pilot project to use land owned by the City of Seattle for commercial food production. This pilot project is part of Seattle’s Food Action Plan. The goals of Seattle Farms are to address the need for more opportunities to grow and sell food in the city of Seattle, and to establish […]
Posted: November 13th, 2013 under Community Connection, food & urban ag, Greenspace.
Walk Score, the organization who’s mission is to promote walkable neighborhoods, has released their 2014 Ranking of Most Walkable US Cities and Neighborhoods. (Press release). With an average score of 70.8, Seattle makes it into the Top 10. More information about Walk Score and their rankings is here.
Posted: November 6th, 2013 under Greenspace.
Did you miss the Center City Connector Open House? No worries – all open house materials are here – as well as a survey to share your feedback about streetcar options along 1st Avenue. Survey will be open until November 15. At the open house, SDOT presented options for running a new streetcar on First […]
Posted: November 5th, 2013 under Community Connection, Transportation.
This is a follow-up event to the successful workhop held in October. A light dinner will be served and RSVP’s are requested. Participants will dive deeper into developing community-oriented ideas to help support the Seattle Climate Action Plan. Thursday, November 7, 5:30 – 8 pm. Hub Co-Working space in Pioneer Square 220 2nd Ave S
Posted: November 4th, 2013 under Climate change, Community Connection, Greenspace.
Seattle is well known for its food scene. Fresh, local food never seems far away. But in some Seattle neighborhoods healthy food choices aren’t as easy to come by. And one in five children in King County does not always having enough to eat. The city of Seattle, through the actions identified in the Food […]
Posted: October 31st, 2013 under food & urban ag, Greenspace, Health.
Note: Below are Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s prepared remarks from the Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup public hearing on October 24. CM O’Brien testified on behalf of the City of Seattle, along with Mayor McGinn. The Workgroup is charged with recommending a state program of actions and policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, that if implemented would […]
Posted: October 30th, 2013 under Climate change, Greenspace.