Seattle – Councilmember Richard Conlin has been honored as a “Sustainability Trailblazer” by the Seattle-based Sustainable Path Foundation. The Foundation recognized Councilmember Conlin’s commitment to sustainability through his accomplishments, including his creation of the Zero Waste Strategy, the Local Food Initiative and his shepherding of 37 neighborhood plans through the Seattle City Council.
“I am honored to receive this award from Sustainable Path Foundation,” Councilmember Conlin said. “Sustainability has been my passion since co-founding Sustainable Seattle more than 20 years ago, and it continues to be the guiding principle for my work on the Council.”
The Mission Statement of the Sustainable Path Foundation is to promote sustainability and health in our region through collaborative approaches informed by scientific understanding and systems thinking. The Sustainable Path Foundation envisions a sustainable future based on scientific understanding and respect for the interconnected nature of our world.
Gretchen Garth, Paul Brainerd, Chris Jordan, Cathy Tuttle and Kathleen O’Brien were also named “Sustainability Trailblazers.” More information about each of the six honored recipients, including a full description of Councilmember Conlin’s credentials, is available at the Seattle Path Foundation’s website.
“Richard Conlin, Seattle City Council member, is our sixth Trailblazer,” read the Foundation’s announcement. “Richard is being recognized for blazing a trail of sustainability through ensuring that the city values and practices environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, social justice, and community in its every day operations. Thank you Richard Conlin!”