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Mayor Harrell Signs Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS) Legislation into Law 

Bold policy is one of the most impactful actions Seattle can take to reduce emissions, and follows significant stakeholder engagement and climate analysis Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed a Seattle Building Performance Emission Standard into law – a bold policy to address the climate crisis and create cleaner… [ Keep reading ]

Be a part of the City of Seattle’s First Youth Transportation Summit

This December, youth from across the city will come together to discuss and learn about transportation issues in Seattle at the City of Seattle’s first Youth Transportation Summit. Note: This event has passed. Event Details  The summit is on December 9, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Transmits Updated Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS) Policy to Council 

Bold policy proposal is one of the most impactful actions Seattle can take to reduce emissions, and follows significant stakeholder engagement and climate analysis Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell transmitted legislation to the City Council for the Building Performance Emission Standard – a bold policy to address the climate… [ Keep reading ]

Duwamish Valley Program – Mid-Year Update 2023 

This year marks a big year for the Duwamish Valley Program. In June of 2018, the City released the Duwamish Valley Action Plan, which has been our north star as we coordinate City investments in South Park and Georgetown. This summer, the Action Plan celebrated its 5th year anniversary of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Forest Week: A Celebration of the Urban Forest  

The City of Seattle’s urban forests are not only a beautiful part of our City but also play a crucial role in combating the impacts of climate change. To celebrate and protect this vital resource for our City, Seattle Forest Week returns this year from October 28 to November 4,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Green New Deal is Building an Equitable Clean Energy Economy  

Green jobs are good jobs. But according to the recent Seattle Jobs Initiative’s report, the Construction and Building Operations sector is primarily white and male, with all occupational levels except helpers being at least 70% white. As we transition away from fossil fuels, we must diversify the clean energy workforce… [ Keep reading ]

Building a Greener Emerald City 

Green jobs are essential for creating healthy communities. By investing in the skills of the future and prioritizing sustainable workforce development, cities can provide well-paying and accessible employment opportunities to ensure Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and women have access to living wage jobs while reducing emissions and meeting climate… [ Keep reading ]

The Mayor’s 2024 Mid-Biennial Budget Update continues Seattle’s dedication to community-driven initiatives for climate justice. 

By Jessyn Farrell, Director of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment  Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell is releasing the 2023-2024 Proposed Mid-Biennial Budget Adjustments. This budget reflects Mayor Harrell’s continued commitment to, and investment in, bold actions that address urgent needs of our communities and advance our One Seattle priorities. Mayor… [ Keep reading ]

One Duwamish Valley: Celebrating Community Resilience and City Investments

Note: This event has passed. Come to the South Park Pump Station grand opening event to recognize the completion of the pump station and to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of the Duwamish Valley Action Plan! Seattle Public Utilities will present information about the upcoming wet weather season and what you… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle awarded $12.9 Million to plant trees, create jobs, advance climate justice, and restore forested places near schools, parks and low-income housing

Seattle – Recognizing the City’s leadership on advancing tree equity and a healthy canopy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service recently awarded $12.9 million to the City of Seattle to plant and maintain trees where people live, learn, and play to combat extreme heat and climate change, improve access to… [ Keep reading ]