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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 ]

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 ]

Welcoming OSE’s 2023 New Hires

OSE is excited to welcome a crew of new talented staff members on board in 2023! We are looking forward to working together to build a more sustainable, equitable, and carbon-neutral future for our city. Take a moment to get to know our new team members by reading their bios… [ 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 ]