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OSE Director at C40 Climate Summit

Councilmember Mike O’Brien and Jill Simmons, Director of the Office of Sustainability and Environment, are representing Seattle at the C40 Summit in Sao Paulo.  The C40 Large Cities Climate Summit is a conference that brings together every two years mayors from all over the world to discuss actions and practices… [ Keep reading ]

Start watering your trees!

It’s hard to believe, but the rain is letting up and hopefully our gorgeous summer is around the corner. While this is good news to people, it can be bad news to a young tree. Seattle’s hot, dry summers are hard on young trees. To make sure your young trees thrive… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Farm Bill Principles resolution

On Monday, the Seattle City Council adopted resolution 31296, supporting the Seattle Farm Bill Principles as policy guidance to the Federal Government in the renewal of the 2012 Farm Bill. The policies, programs and funding included in the 2012 Farm Bill will affect how successful Seattle can be in achieving… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Seattle Summer Streets this Weekend!

Come to a party in the street! Imagine the possibilities. Summer Streets show how livable city streets can be when opened to people and bikes. There are two Summer Streets events coming up this weekend – one in Ballard and one on along Alki. For three hours… [ Keep reading ]

F5 Bike to Work Day – May 20

Looks like we’re going to have some great weather this Friday for F5 Bike to Work Day! F5 Bike to Work Day is a great day to ride for the first time, because no matter where you’re riding from, you won’t be alone. Commuter Stations and experienced riders along major… [ Keep reading ]

May 14 U-District Community Cleanup

This annual community event  is held around the week of  University District Street Fair. University District and neighboring communities and residents meet at University Heights Center to “Spring Clean” their neighborhoods. Cleaner-Uppers meet for breakfast, conversation and assemble teams to go out into designated areas for clean-up. After cleaning their area, cleaner-uppers return… [ Keep reading ]

Rebates to Upgrade Your Appliances

Reduce your energy use – which reduces your carbon footprint – by upgrading to energy-efficient appliances. Seattle City light offers rebates to help.

May 14 “Spring Into Bed!”

King County residents will gather as volunteers at farms and gardens throughout the county as part of the Just Garden Project’s second annual Spring into Bed! celebration. Volunteers will build gardens, work on farms and help to build a more robust and secure local food system. The idea behind this… [ Keep reading ]

Act Now to Opt-Out of Phone Book Delivery!

17,500 tons of unwanted paper—100 pounds per household—delivered each year! The City of Seattle now offers a free and simple online registry system that will allow Seattle residents and businesses to choose whether they receive yellow pages phone books.  But you need to act fast if you want to… [ Keep reading ]

May is Bike To Work Month!

Are you just a “sunny-weekend-days” biker but interested in increasing your miles pedaled per month total? Now is the perfect time to make that change! May is Bike To Work Month and the way to celebrate that is to participate in the 2011 Group Health Commute Challenge!