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KCD-Seattle Community Partnership Program Awards $413,000 to 7 Organizations in 2023

Original post by Jessica Saavedra from KCD King Conservation District (KCD) and the City of Seattle announce the recipients of the 2023 KCD-Seattle Community Partnership grant awards. This program invests in community-led initiatives that enhance natural resources and are developed, led by, and benefit people most affected by environmental and climate inequities…. [ Keep reading ]

2023 Climate & Sustainability Highlights 

For the latest news and updates from OSE, be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. It was a busy year for the Office of Sustainability and Environment, and we’re excited to share some of our accomplishments and highlights from 2023. From reducing buildings emissions to supporting community-led environmental justice… [ Keep reading ]

Duwamish Valley Program – Mid-Year Update 2023 

This year marks a big year for the Duwamish Valley Program. In June of 2018, the City released the Duwamish Valley Action Plan, which has been our north star as we coordinate City investments in South Park and Georgetown. This summer, the Action Plan celebrated its 5th year anniversary of… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

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

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 can do to help prepare… [ 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 ]

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 ]