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Help Shape How Seattle Grows

By 2031, it is projected that Seattle will gain at least 120,000 new residents and 115,000 new jobs.  Seattle needs to plan on how to leverage that growth to its advantage – responding to critical challenges such as climate change, building on major transit investments in recent years,… [ Keep reading ]

Seward Park Centennial Celebration, July 16 & 17

Seward Park celebrates its centennial the weekend of July 16 and 17 with a car parade and show, historic fashion show, a sale at the clay art studio, a home garden tour, a pie-eating contest, antique hydroplanes on display, and much more! Within the Seattle city limits, Seward park boasts… [ Keep reading ]

Grow food downtown this summer with Parks & Seattle Tilth

If you live near downtown Seattle and want to learn about growing food, this summer is your chance. Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation has teamed up with Seattle Tilth to help apartment and condo residents learn how to grow food in containers and even compost! Classes started in May… [ 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 ]

Water Saving Resources & Rebates

With all the cool weather lately, it can be easy to forget that Seattle summers are typically very hot and dry.  It makes sense to use smart watering practices in your yard to save water and money, since water rates are higher in the summer. And it helps the environment too, by… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Community Grant Portal

Have an idea to enhance your community? Need help with funding to make it happen? The City of Seattle may be able to help. It offers a wide variety of opportunities, including the Trees for Neighborhoods program, to support community projects. To make it convenient for community members to learn… [ Keep reading ]

Ballard Edible Garden Tour

Ballard’s 3rd annual edible garden tour takes place Saturday, June 25 from 10 am to 3 pm. Come get some inspiration for your home veggie garden. See examples of creative planting strips, containers, raised beds, fruit trees, berries, beehives, chicken coops and more! Visit a dozen gardens within walking distance… [ 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.