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Recognizing Milestones and Renewing Commitments to Improve the Quality of Life in Seattle’s Duwamish Valley

The Duwamish Valley Program is celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Duwamish Valley Action Plan! A shared City-community vision for environmental justice and equitable development, we are proud to be part of five years of coordination, collaboration, and the implementation of City projects informed by community to improve the quality… [ Keep reading ]

2024 Earth Month Wrap-Up 

At OSE, Earth Day is every day! We are grateful to have had the opportunity to connect with communities hand in hand on Earth Day and throughout Earth Month in continued progress towards our environmental goals while supporting organizations in their own endeavors in climate justice and equity. Here’s a… [ Keep reading ]

Transportation Electrification Blueprint Brought Electric Regional Busing, EV Charging Stations, Greener Streets, and more to Seattle in 2023 

Transportation is Seattle’s leading cause of climate pollution, accounting for nearly two thirds of the City’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Unsustainable transportation pollutes air and water ways and disproportionately affects Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) populations. In 2021, the City of Seattle released the ambitious Transportation Electrification (TE)… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Environmental Justice Fund Awards $1 Million in Grants for 17 Community-Led Projects, Largest Amount Ever Granted 

Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Awards Additional $271K to Organizations That Improve the Health and Quality of Life of Duwamish Valley Residents Seattle, WA – The City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) is excited to announce $1,000,000 will be awarded through the Environmental Justice Fund (EJ Fund) to… [ Keep reading ]

OSE is Hiring!

From passing landmark new legislation to reduce climate pollution from Seattle’s largest buildings to collaborative efforts to equitably grow and protect Seattle’s tree canopy cover, 2023 was a great year for advancing climate action in our city. For an even better 2024, OSE is hiring for three new positions that… [ Keep reading ]

Year One Progress on the Transportation and Climate Justice Executive Order

It’s been just over a year since Mayor Bruce Harrell signed the Executive Order directing City departments to work together to prioritize and expand actions that equitably reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) within the transportation sector. Since then considerable progress has been made to advance the 23 actions… [ Keep reading ]

KCD-Seattle Community Partnership Program Awards $413,000 to 7 Organizations in 2023

Original post by Jessica Saavedra from KCD King Conservation District (KCD) and the City of Seattle announce the recipients of the 2023 KCD-Seattle Community Partnership grant awards. This program invests in community-led initiatives that enhance natural resources and are developed, led by, and benefit people most affected by environmental and climate inequities…. [ Keep reading ]

2023 Climate & Sustainability Highlights 

For the latest news and updates from OSE, be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. It was a busy year for the Office of Sustainability and Environment, and we’re excited to share some of our accomplishments and highlights from 2023. From reducing buildings emissions to supporting community-led environmental justice… [ Keep reading ]

The Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board (CAB) releases 2022 Annual Report

This blog post was contributed by the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board, which is supported by the Office of Sustainability & Environment. The Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board (CAB), supported by the Office of Sustainability & Environment, is pleased to release its 2022 Annual Report marking the fifth… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Clean Buildings Accelerator program is BEPS-ready! 

Buildings remain one of the largest sources of climate pollution in Seattle, responsible for more than one-third of our greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why when Washington State launched new Clean Building Performance Standards in 2019 to reduce building energy usage, the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) began… [ Keep reading ]