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Did You Know: Street Trees 101

Seattle’s public rights-of-way along our streets provide an excellent opportunity to add trees to our city. Street trees can help calm traffic, give neighborhoods beauty and character, and even increase the value of homes. The City of Seattle encourages residents to plant trees along public streets. But there are some special requirements you may not […]


Free and Discounted Water Saving Toilets

(re-posted from SPU’s blog) Free Toilets (Income-qualified only) Seattle Public Utilities, in partnership with Minor Home Repair, is providing free toilets and installation for income-qualified homeowners. For example, a family of four earning less than $4,905 per month may qualify. Homes must be located in Seattle and have existing toilets installed before 2004. For more information, […]


Duwamish River Festival, Aug. 23

Come celebrate Seattle’s river this Saturday, August 23, at the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition’s ninth Duwamish River Festival! Bring friends & family for music, dance, food, boating, information, and urban water connections. This is a FREE event! The event is still looking for volunteers – sign up and give a little time to support this amazing community […]


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 […]