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City Awards $2.24 Million Toward Equitable Access to Clean Energy Training and Career Pathways

The City of Seattle is investing over $2.24 million to recruit, train, and place workers from communities who have experienced economic and environmental injustices into competitive paying construction and clean energy jobs.   The investment represents a continued commitment by Mayor Bruce Harrell through the Payroll Expense Tax legislation for the… [ Keep reading ]

OSE @ ONE Seattle Day of Service

OSE staff joined thousands of volunteers on May 18 in support of Mayor Harrell’s One Seattle Day of Service. Staff rolled up their sleeves and worked alongside community partners at several locations: Sunny Ysa (Climate Justice Data & Finance Program Associate) volunteered with folks from REI Tacoma, United Way of… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Awarded Nearly $3.2 Million to Support Residential and Small Businesses Transition from Fossil Fuels to Clean, Energy Efficient Appliances.

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced a $3.2 million funding award to the City of Seattle as part of the state’s Home Electrification Appliance Rebates (HEAR) grant program. The funding will augment the City’s existing programs that help households and businesses transition from fossil fuels like oil and natural… [ Keep reading ]

Perfil destacado de un beneficiario del Fondo para la Justicia Ambiental: Braided Seeds (una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a la educación y las actividades recreativas al aire libre)

En todo Estados Unidos, la raza de la persona es el factor de predicción más significativo de vivir cerca de aire, agua o suelos contaminados. Fue por esto que en 2017 se creó el Fondo para la Justicia Ambiental de Seattle (Fondo EJ) con el fin de apoyar esfuerzos que… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]