The month of May is passing quickly and a lot of folks have been participating in the Bike to Work Commute Challenge (way to go!). Lots of other great opportunities are coming up to keep the momentum going. Have you heard about Seattle Neighborhood Greenways? It’s a growing volunteer coalition representing 19 neighborhoods (as of [...]
Posted: May 24th, 2013 under Greenspace, Transportation.
News Release For immediate release: May 22, 2013 Contact: Sara Wysocki, 206.233.7014 Seattle Discloses Energy Use of City-Owned Buildings City Leads by Example by Reporting Building Energy Use May 22, 2013 – The City of Seattle is providing the public a closer look at the energy use of City-owned buildings in a new report, [...]
Posted: May 22nd, 2013 under Greenspace.
re-posted from Bottom Line Understanding what your customers and neighbors really think about shopping and buying local can have a profound impact on the way a company does business – and help the company fine-tune its strategies to compete against non-local chains and corporations. As part of a new event series, Seattle Good Business Network [...]
Posted: May 20th, 2013 under Greenspace.
Tree-lined streets enhance our neighborhoods and the trees provide a host of benefits to our community, such as cleaner air and water. But trees that live along streets, or the “public right of way (ROW),” require some special care and protections. On April 29, 2013, City Council approved updated code requirements for maintaining trees in [...]
Posted: May 17th, 2013 under Greenspace, urban trees.
Tags: releaf, trees, urban forest
re-posted from SDOT’s blog SDOT is hosting a street party Sunday, May 19 along Alki. This free event opens the city’s largest public space – its streets – so people can walk, bike, roll, run, skip and shop – without having to watch out for cars! Participate in the West Seattle 5K Run/Walk in the morning, sponsored by West [...]
Posted: May 16th, 2013 under Greenspace.
By Maria Hines, chef and owner of Tilth, Golden Beetle and Agrodolce restaurants Imagine what it would be like if every day you woke up to a hungry family and knew you had to provide them with breakfast, lunch and dinner, but with only a budget of $6 a person? How heavy would your heart [...]
Posted: May 15th, 2013 under Greenspace.
re-posted from At Your Service, SPU’s blog… Peak residential water rates are in effect from May 16 through September 15 each year. Peak rates incorporate a three-tiered rate structure with progressively higher rates as water consumption increases. During warmer months, we depend on water stored in our mountain reservoirs to meet customer demand while leaving [...]
Posted: May 14th, 2013 under Greenspace.
Directs City departments to cut annual use of petroleum-based fuels by 1 million gallons by 2020 SEATTLE – Mayor Mike McGinn announced today that he has directed City departments to build on earlier “green fleet” efforts to meet the challenge of cutting the City’s annual use of petroleum-based fuels by 1 million gallons by 2020. [...]
Posted: May 13th, 2013 under Greenspace.
Looking for some relaxing ways to spend time with Mom for Mother’s Day? Here are some great ideas to get outside and experience some of our area’s natural beauty. Happy Mother’s Day! Low tides this weekend make for great beach walks, including ones lead by Parks naturalists at Discovery and Carkeek Parks. Have you ever [...]
Posted: May 10th, 2013 under Community Connection, Greenspace.
Tags: events, nature
Join Councilmembers and Puget Sound Regional Council staff at a brownbag discussion to identify key action strategies to make transit station-areas great places to live, work and play. WHAT: Growing Transit Communities Strategy brownbag discussion WHEN: Monday, May 13, 12 – 1:30 pm WHERE: City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave [...]
Posted: May 9th, 2013 under Greenspace.