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Seattle Confirms Six Members to the Urban Forestry Commission

The City of Seattle set the bold goal of achieving 30% tree canopy cover by 2037 to increase the environmental, social, and economic benefits trees bring to Seattle residents. The Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) is composed of thirteen members, six appointed by the Mayor, six appointed by City Council, and… [ Keep reading ]

Fresh, from-scratch meals with local ingredients are happening at a Seattle school near you 

School food heroes at Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Culinary Services are bringing exciting changes to school food programs! Led by director Aaron Smith and District Executive Chef Emme Collins and informed by feedback and input from youth leadership, parents, and the community, dozens of staff at Seattle schools regularly serve… [ Keep reading ]

New Resources: Understanding Your Building’s Path to Carbon Neutral

Buildings are one of the largest and fastest growing sources of climate pollution in Seattle, responsible for more than one-third of our greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions pollute our air, accelerate climate change, and harm people’s health and the environment, disproportionately impacting communities of color and people with lower incomes…. [ Keep reading ]

Fresh Bucks 2021 Report Highlights 12,100 Seattle Households Served, $5.6M in Benefits Distributed 

The Fresh Bucks program, administered by the Office of Sustainability and Environment, has released its 2021 Impact Brief. Fresh Bucks served as a critical resource during the ongoing pandemic, serving 12,100 Seattle households with $5.6 million in fruit and vegetable benefits. “Every family deserves access to local, healthy, culturally-relevant foods. That’s… Filed Under: GreenspaceTagged With: ,

Join the Green New Deal Oversight Board’s Online Listening Session on Monday, April 18

Seattle’s Green New Deal is moving our city toward becoming climate pollution-free while creating jobs and advancing an equitable transition to renewable energy by prioritizing investments in communities most harmed by economic, racial, and environmental injustices. Seattle’s Green New Deal Oversight Board (GNDOB), established through legislation, connects frontline community-led voices… [ Keep reading ]

Getting to Know OSE’s New Interim Director, Jessyn Farrell

We sat down with new Interim OSE Director Jessyn Farrell to ask a series of questions ranging from Seattle’s climate strategy to how OSE will continue advancing climate justice all the way to what’s your favorite donut shop. We’re excited for what’s to come at OSE and Seattle and are… [ Keep reading ]

Food Equity Fund now accepting proposals for funding

Department of Neighborhoods Funds available to support community-initiated projects working to advance food equity Seattle’s Food Equity Fund is now accepting applications for Tier Two grants that support community-based organizations working to address food education, access, and security. Grant funds will be prioritized for projects led by and for communities most… [ Keep reading ]

Exploring Building Performance Standards: A New Policy to Reduce Building Sector Emissions

In Seattle, buildings are one of the largest and fastest growing sources of climate pollution, responsible for more than a third of our City’s greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions pollute our air, accelerate climate change, and harm people’s health and the environment, disproportionately impacting communities of color and people with… [ Keep reading ]

Three Positions Available: Apply by 2/24 to Join the Urban Forestry Commission

The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for three positions on the Urban Forestry Commission, a 13-member body established to advise the Mayor and City Council around policy and regulations related to protecting, maintaining, and preserving trees and vegetation in the City of Seattle. There are three open positions:… [ Keep reading ]

Deadline 1/31: Apply to Join Seattle’s Green New Deal Oversight Board

Are you passionate about climate justice? Would you like to be a voice for communities and workers most impacted by climate change? Are you committed to mitigating the causes of climate change and improving our city’s resilience to it? The City of Seattle is seeking passionate individuals to join the… [ Keep reading ]