The City of Seattle expanded on its history of progressive climate action by enacting the Green New Deal Resolution to help create jobs and advance an equitable transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy by prioritizing investments in communities historically most harmed by economic, racial, and environmental injustices.
Seattle City Council voted to form the Green New Deal Oversight Board (CB 119604) to advance the work of establishing a Green New Deal for Seattle. The Seattle Green New Deal Oversight Board is composed of representatives who are passionate about advancing an equitable transition to a clean energy economy, centering frontline communities and workers most impacted by climate change.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in collaborating with a team of community leaders working on bold and transformative solutions to climate change and racial and economic inequity, we encourage you to APPLY HERE by April 16.
The Oversight Board will work towards developing a workplan that includes:
- A definition of what constitutes a policy, program or project that advances a Green New Deal for Seattle
- Proposals for new policies and programs to advance the Green New Deal for Seattle;
- Support in planning and implementation of City actions to make Seattle climate-pollution free by 2030;
- City budget and legislative recommendations;
- Engagement with departments and existing committees, boards, and commissions.
The Green New Deal Oversight Board will be made up of 19 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council for a renewable, 3-year term.
- Eight positions designated for community representatives directly impacted by racial, economic, and environmental injustices (including two tribal members and two individuals between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of their appointment).
- Four positions designated for representatives of labor unions.
- Three positions designated for representatives of environmental justice organizations.
- Three positions designated for representatives with experience in greenhouse gas reduction and climate resiliency strategies relevant to cities.
- One position designated for an individual specializing in workforce training.
APPLY HERE by April 16.