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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 ]

Building a Greener Emerald City 

Green jobs are essential for creating healthy communities. By investing in the skills of the future and prioritizing sustainable workforce development, cities can provide well-paying and accessible employment opportunities to ensure Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and women have access to living wage jobs while reducing emissions and meeting climate… [ Keep reading ]

SPU Ask 1.5 Million People to Use Less Water to Stretch Region’s Water Supply

While Seattle’s regional water supply has looked good throughout the summer, SPU is asking its 1.5 million customers to voluntarily reduce their water use to help stretch our region’s water supply until there is enough rain this fall. This is a necessary step to stretch the region’s water supply until… [ 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 ]

One Duwamish Valley: Celebrating Community Resilience and City Investments

Note: This event has passed. Come to the South Park Pump Station grand opening event to recognize the completion of the pump station and to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of the Duwamish Valley Action Plan! Seattle Public Utilities will present information about the upcoming wet weather season and what you… [ 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)

Note: This application is now closed. 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… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fresh Bucks Launches New Blog Series Featuring Small, Independently-owned Business Partners

Fresh Bucks is a healthy food program that helps Seattle residents afford the fruits and vegetables they need to thrive, and the program recently launched a new blog series that explores the vibrant local businesses that participate in the Fresh Bucks program and make healthy, fresh produce accessible to all… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Public Schools Partners with Muckleshoot Tribe to Serve Locally Sourced Salmon School Lunch with Support from OSE’s Healthy Food in Schools Program

On May 25, Seattle Public Schools Culinary Services program continued its mission of serving freshly cooked, locally sourced, and culturally relevant food in school meals. All 109 Seattle Public Schools (SPS) served students a freshly prepared salmon alfredo pasta dish with 3,000 pounds of sustainable, local salmon purchased from Muckleshoot Seafood Products…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transportation Plan | Working with the Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association to gather feedback on addressing climate change 

Note: This game is now closed. Summary  In partnership with young people in the Duwamish Valley and the Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association (DVSA), we are introducing the Seattle Climate Game. Using the game, you can tell us how you’d like to contribute to a sustainable Seattle. Elements of the game… [ Keep reading ]