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Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell’s Proposed 2023 Budget 

Proposed 2023 budget furthers Seattle’s commitment to community-led environmental and climate justice action By Jessyn Farrell, Director Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment Dear Friends and Partners, On Tuesday, September 27, Mayor Bruce Harrell released his 2023-24 Proposed Budget. This budget reflects Mayor Harrell’s continued commitment to bold action on… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs $6.5 Million in 2022 Green New Deal Opportunity Fund

The City of Seattle’s Green New Deal reached a critical milestone on Thursday September 22 as Mayor Bruce Harrell signed into law $6,491,539 in 2022 Green New Deal Opportunity Fund investments that will accelerate the City’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build community resilience to climate change, and increase… [ Keep reading ]

In its fight for food justice, Young Women Empowered displays its admiration for the Earth

By Carol Aragon, Environmental Justice Storytelling Youth Intern Across the United States, race is the most significant predictor of a person living near contaminated air, water, or soil. It is for this reason that Seattle’s Environmental Justice Fund was created in 2017 to support efforts that benefit and are led… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces $6.5 Million in 2022 Green New Deal Opportunity Fund to accelerate Seattle’s transition off fossil fuels while building community resilience to climate change

On September 7, the City of Seattle’s Green New Deal reached a critical milestone as Mayor Bruce Harrell released a funding proposal that would invest $6,491,539 in 2022 toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, supporting community resilience to climate change, and increasing net zero affordable housing. These investments are the first set… [ Keep reading ]

If You Care About Climate Change, Weigh in on the One Seattle Comprehensive Plan

By Edie Gilliss, Citywide Climate Initiatives Coordinator Seattleites have a rare opportunity to help set the stage for climate action in Seattle: the One Seattle Plan, which will determine how the City accommodates housing and job growth over the next 20 years, covering policy areas ranging from zoning and infrastructure… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle “Clean Buildings Accelerator” Program Launching Summer 2022

Clean buildings are essential for meeting City and State energy, climate, and equity goals. The Washington State Clean Building Performance Standards law seeks to lower energy costs and climate-polluting emissions from existing buildings and provides incentives to encourage building owners to improve energy efficiency. The City of Seattle Office of… [ Keep reading ]

June 16: Join OSE for the Second Building Performance Standards Online Open House

Developing a successful Seattle Building Performance Standards (BPS) policy will require understanding and offering solutions to meet the challenges – technical, financial, operational, or otherwise – that building owners, managers, and tenants may face in making upgrades. OSE is committed to a collaborative effort to maximize benefits to building owners and… [ Keep reading ]

King Conservation District Seattle Community Partnership Programs Awards $761,000 to 13 Organizations

King Conservation District (KCD) and OSE are continuing their longstanding collaboration to invest in natural resource improvements that are led by or in deep partnership with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. KCD received 35 applications from amazing community organizations requesting over $2.4 million dollars in funding. The program… [ Keep reading ]

Listening to Community Priorities to inform Critical Climate Investments

Green New Deal Oversight Board to present budget 2022 and 2023/24 budget recommendations in early June. On April 18th, the Green New Deal Oversight Board held a public listening session to create a space for community input, build connections, and inform future priorities of the Green New Deal. The Green… [ Keep reading ]

Overcoming Challenges & Building Opportunities Together

2021 Duwamish Valley Program Update & Progress Report By Alberto J. Rodríguez (OSE) & David W. Goldberg (OPCD) It is no secret the last couple of years have been extremely challenging. But, due to the incredible grit, perseverance, and community leadership, we have overcome many challenges and built opportunities —… [ Keep reading ]