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Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces New Executive Order at COP26 Climate Summit to Drastically Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Executive Order directs City departments to implement new carbon-based building performance standards, expand transit access and Healthy Streets, and advance clean energy workforce development GLASGOW (November 1, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced a new Executive Order directing City departments to accelerate action toward net zero emission buildings, healthy and… [ Keep reading ]

White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory Visits Seattle to Talk Buildings and Climate

The buildings we live and work in are responsible for more than 1/3rd of Seattle’s climate pollution, primarily due to the on-site burning of fossil fuels such as fracked gas and oil for heating, hot water and appliances. OSE’s Buildings & Energy team works to develop and implement policies and programs… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Fresh Bucks Program Launches Electronic Benefits to Offer a More Equitable Shopping Experience

Over 12,000 Seattle residents enrolled in Fresh Bucks can now shop with their Fresh Bucks Card or app, eliminating the need for paper vouchers and improving customer and retailer experiences. Fresh Bucks, a healthy food program that provides monthly cash assistance to eligible and enrolled Seattle residents so they can… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Proposes $1.7 Million in 2022 Budget to Fund Oil-to-Electric Heat Pump Conversions for Low-and-Middle-Income Households

Investment supports efforts to reduce pollution to meet climate goals, prevent soil and groundwater contamination, and improve air quality In her 2022 budget address, Mayor Durkan announced $1.7 million to support residents in converting from dirty and expensive heating oil to clean electric heat pumps, including funds to provide no-cost heat pumps for approximately… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces More Than Eight Million in Investments To Support The Duwamish Valley In 2022 Budget Proposal

Community members joined Mayor Durkan and City staff at the Duwamish Waterway Park to announce and celebrate these investments On Friday, September 24, 2021, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced more than $8.5 million in proposed 2022 budget investments to support the Duwamish Valley neighborhoods of South Park and Georgetown.    Investments will center around expanding youth leadership… [ Keep reading ]

The Fresh Bucks 2020 Impact Report is Here!

The Fresh Bucks program, administered by the Office of Sustainability and Environment and funded by the City of Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax, has announced the release of its 2020 Impact Report. During an exceptionally challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fresh Bucks was there to help Seattle residents stretch… [ Keep reading ]

Serving the Community: Seattle’s COVID-19 Emergency Food Response

The City of Seattle recently released a report about the emergency food response during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and thanking the many partners involved in supporting our residents. Since the beginning, food security has been a top concern as the unprecedented health and economic crisis dramatically increased… [ Keep reading ]

Dangerous Heat Coming to Seattle

The Seattle region will be undergoing a record-breaking heat wave starting Friday and into early next week. There will be little to no relief from the heat overnight and a high to very high risk of heat-related impacts/illness for much of the population, especially those who are heat sensitive and… [ Keep reading ]

Remembering Abdullahi Jama

The Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) and Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) released the following statements regarding the passing of Abdullahi Jama: Statement from the Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE)“Abdullahi Jama will be remembered fondly for his kindness, generosity of spirit and commitment to the communities… [ Keep reading ]

Apply to Join the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board

The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for three positions on the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board, an 11-member body that makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on programs and services to fund with the Sweetened Beverage Tax revenue. Beginning in 2018, the City of Seattle… [ Keep reading ]