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

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 like characters and choices you can… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Downtown Activation Plan Envisions a Greener, More Resilient City Center

The landscape of Downtown, with breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, is a beautiful reminder of the Emerald City’s connection to nature, and the commitment we have to protecting it for all to enjoy. As we work to bring people and vibrancy back Downtown, Seattle will… [ Keep reading ]

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

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 Community Partnership Grant Program invests in… [ Keep reading ]

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

Environmental Justice Fund 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 funding of $250,000. The second option… [ 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 

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 impact in advancing environmental and climate… Filed Under: Climate Action, 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 ]