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Updates on Seattle’s Clean Transportation Electrification Blueprint

Transportation is the primary contributor to greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change in Seattle. Pollution from transportation degrades air and water quality, all of which disproportionately harm our Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities. Seattle City Light is committed to reducing climate pollution in the transportation sector. To accomplish… [ Keep reading ]

Now Available: 2023 Food and Environment Grant Opportunities in Seattle

The Environmental Justice Fund, Duwamish River Opportunity Fund, Food Equity Fund, and the King Conservation District Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program are now accepting applications for community-led projects focused on environmental and/or food justice. Environmental Justice Fund The Environmental Justice Fund is managed by the Seattle Office of Sustainability &… [ Keep reading ]

King Conservation District (KCD) and OSE Announce 2023 Community Partnership Grant Program

Note: This application is now closed. King Conservation District (KCD) and Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) are excited to announce that the 2023 Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program is now accepting applications! Applications are due Wednesday, August 9th, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. The King Conservation District (KCD) Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Environmental Justice Fund and Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Applications Are Now Open!

Environmental Justice Fund Note: This application is now closed. Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) is excited to announce that the Environmental Justice Fund is now accepting applications. This year, there are two funding options available. The first option offers grants ranging from $10,000 to $40,000, with a total… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Introduces New Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS) to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 27% from Existing Buildings 

Policy continues Seattle’s decades-long legacy of national climate leadership and innovation to meet the urgency and scale of the climate crisis Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell today announced a bold new proposal to reduce emissions for existing large buildings. Applying to existing nonresidential and multifamily buildings greater than 20,000 square feet, the Building Emissions Performance Standard… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Justice Committee Application 2023 

Note: This application is now closed. The Environmental Justice Fund (EJ Fund), a program of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment, is seeking six community members to serve on the Environmental Justice Committee through December 2024. Members of the Environmental Justice Committee will have a chance to make a meaningful… Filed Under: Climate Action, Grants and Community Investments, GreenspaceTagged With: ,

Washington Launches Statewide Partnership for Tree Equity, Aiming to Expand Canopy Cover and Promote Healthier Communities 

On Thursday, April 13, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and OSE Director Jessyn Farrell joined the Department of Natural Resources and American Forests at Roxhill Park to launch the Washington Tree Equity Collaborative, a statewide partnership to achieve Tree Equity across Washington State by expanding and fortifying neighborhood tree canopy cover. … Filed Under: Climate Action, Greenspace, Protecting Seattle's TreesTagged With: , , ,

Welcoming OSE’s 2022 New Hires

OSE is thrilled to have added seven new talented staff members in 2022, including our Director, Jessyn Farrell! We are excited to have these new members on board and look forward to working together to bring our city toward a more sustainable, equitable, and carbon-neutral future. Take a moment to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Fresh Bucks Program Releases 2022 Impact Report, Serving 12,000 Households and Expanding Small Retailer Network 

Seattle’s Fresh Bucks program, administered by the Office of Sustainability and Environment, released its 2022 Impact Report.   Fresh Bucks partners with a network of local partners to serve 12,000 Seattle households, redeeming $4.6 million in fruit and vegetable benefits. Enrolled Fresh Bucks participants receive $40 in benefits in their Fresh… Filed Under: Food Policies and Programs, GreenspaceTagged With: , , , ,

Watch: Digging in to the Tree Canopy Cover Assessment

The City of Seattle released the final 2021 Tree Canopy Assessment showing Seattle’s 2021 tree canopy cover is 28.1%, down from 28.6% in 2016. Seattle’s goal is to achieve 30 percent citywide canopy cover by 2037, distributed equitably, as well as to improve tree health and resilience to climate change. Watch this… [ Keep reading ]