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Your thoughts on less waste

Did you know that the City’s current goal is to reach 70 percent recycling in the residential sector by 2025? Could we reach that goal by 2022 instead? Now’s your chance to let Seattle Public Utilities know what you think of the draft update to the Solid Waste Management Plan…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle and C40 Cities Carbon Emissions Report

The C40 is comprised of 40 of the world’s largest cities leading together on taking action to combat climate change. For the first time in history, half of the world’s people live in cities and roughly 12 percent of the world’s carbon emissions are produced in our metropolitan areas. This… [ Keep reading ]

Feedback Wanted on Climate Change Actions!

OSE will be updating the Seattle Climate Action Plan starting this fall. The City is committed to doing its part to significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in order to take us further down the path of a healthier, more sustainable Seattle. In order to achieve this goal, we need… [ Keep reading ]

New Electric Cars Join City’s Fleet

Mayor McGinn was joined on July 13 by City Councilmember Jean Godden, City Light Superintendent Jorge Carrasco, and Greg Smith, founder and CEO of Urban Visions and owner of Stadium Nissan to introduce the first five all-electric Nissan Leafs to the City’s fleet. Seattle is one of a handful of… [ Keep reading ]

Energy Innovation Forum Event – July 22

Check out City Club’s latest event in their Environment and Sustainability luncheon series:  “The Once – And Future? – Promise of Energy Innovation” on Friday, July 22. How can we continue to make progress on attaining a renewable energy future and how do we get there? Speakers include Councilmember Hilary Franz, Bainbridge… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Becomes Founding Member of Seattle 2030 District

Today, the City of Seattle joined local businesses to form a unique public-private partnership to increase energy efficiency of commercial buildings, the Seattle 2030 District. The Seattle 2030 District is an effort of more than 40 civic leaders including building owners and professionals, utilities, Architecture2030, the City of Seattle, and King… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Solar Day, June 19

This Sunday is Seattle Solar Day, a free event open to all! Learning workshops, high school project demonstrations and more happening from 10 am to 3 pm at the Seattle Convention Center. Come find out how a solar installation can benefit your home or business.

Seattle Featured in BetterBuildings Case Study

BetterBuildings, a program of the Department of Energy, provided the funding for Seattle’s multi-sector energy efficiency program, Community Power Works. CPW was recently featured in a BetterBuildings case study to highlight the great work Seattle has done so far to launch the program and engage a wide variety of partners in… [ Keep reading ]

Top 10 Climate-Ready Cities in the U.S.

In this article just out today, Seattle was ranked second in a list of 10 U.S. cities taking action to combat climate change and prepare for its impacts. The ranking is based on a variety of factors, including leadership, transit and green buildings.

OSE Director at C40 Climate Summit

Councilmember Mike O’Brien and Jill Simmons, Director of the Office of Sustainability and Environment, are representing Seattle at the C40 Summit in Sao Paulo.  The C40 Large Cities Climate Summit is a conference that brings together every two years mayors from all over the world to discuss actions and practices… [ Keep reading ]