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Mayor Harrell Signs Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS) Legislation into Law 

Bold policy 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 signed a Seattle Building Performance Emission Standard into law – a bold policy to address the climate crisis and create cleaner… [ 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 ]

The Mayor’s 2024 Mid-Biennial Budget Update continues Seattle’s dedication to community-driven initiatives for climate justice. 

By Jessyn Farrell, Director of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment  Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell is releasing the 2023-2024 Proposed Mid-Biennial Budget Adjustments. This budget reflects Mayor Harrell’s continued commitment to, and investment in, bold actions that address urgent needs of our communities and advance our One Seattle priorities. Mayor… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle awarded $12.9 Million to plant trees, create jobs, advance climate justice, and restore forested places near schools, parks and low-income housing

Seattle – Recognizing the City’s leadership on advancing tree equity and a healthy canopy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service recently awarded $12.9 million to the City of Seattle to plant and maintain trees where people live, learn, and play to combat extreme heat and climate change, improve access to… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces New Pilot Program to Incentivize Heavy Duty Truck Electrification (Deadline Extended to November 6)

City seeking drivers operating in the Duwamish Valley to apply for 40% rebate to apply to the cost of electric drayage truck SEATTLE (August 16, 2023) — Mayor Bruce Harrell and the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) today announced a new Electric Trucks Pilot aimed at supporting local… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Environmental Justice Fund Awards $750,000 in Grants for 13 Projects Led by and Benefiting Those Most Impacted by Climate Change

The City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) is pleased to announce $750,000 will be awarded through the Environmental Justice Fund (EJ Fund) to 13 community-led projects designed to benefit those most impacted by environmental and climate inequities, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, immigrants, refugees, people with low… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Releases 2020 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report Showing Pandemic-Spurred Declines in Building and Transportation Sector Emissions

Seattle’s 2020 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory finds a marked decrease in greenhouse gas emissions since the prior 2018 report, the majority of which are likely temporary and primarily attributed to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Seattle GHG inventory tracks emissions over three key sectors: transportation, buildings, and waste…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle awards $250,000 for environmental justice projects

The Environmental Justice Fund will support seven projects in 2020 Contact: Ximena Fonseca-Morales, Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment, 206.386.1130 The Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment, through the Environmental Justice Fund, awarded $250,000 to seven community-based projects to improve environmental conditions and respond to impacts of climate change. Funding… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Benchmarked Buildings Reduce Emissions Nearly 5%

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:              Sara Wysocki, Office of Sustainability & Environment, sara.wysocki@seattle.gov   Seattle’s Benchmarked Buildings Reduce Emissions Nearly 5% City’s largest buildings are using less energy and reducing climate pollution   SEATTLE (Sept. 26,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s equity and environment agenda aims to flip the script for social justice

Reposted from Resource Media April 25, 2016 The Duwamish is Seattle’s only real river. It is also the city’s only Superfund site, and it’s a doozy, a complex mishmash of contaminated mud and sediment from years as Seattle’s main industrial artery. People live along the Duwamish, lots of people. 60… [ Keep reading ]