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Seattle Hosts First Bloomberg Green Festival, Leaders Discuss Climate Solutions 

Seattle just hosted the first-ever Bloomberg Green Festival! The Office of Sustainability (OSE) was happy to join thousands of people from across the United States to learn about climate and sustainability solutions. Seattle’s Mayor Bruce Harrell was a keynote speaker and OSE Director Jessyn Farrell was named a “Green Champion”… [ Keep reading ]

An Interview with Resilience Hubs Advisor Bin Jung 

Resilience hubs are trusted community-serving facilities that support residents in everyday life. Resilience hubs help foster social cohesion and connection amongst community members to prepare for, respond to, and recover from climate change impacts happening now and in the future. These hubs include nonprofits, youth development centers, and faith-based organizations. … [ Keep reading ]

Join OSE and the City of Seattle at the Bloomberg Green Festival at Seattle Center from July 10th-13th With Discounted Tickets! 

Alongside world-renowned experts, the Bloomberg Climate Festival will engage attendees in solution-driven experiences around areas including sustainability, design, food, technology, and more. You can now purchase tickets with a 30% discount at the festival’s website by using the promo-code OSE30 at checkout. Tickets provide access to workshops, indoor and outdoor… [ Keep reading ]

Be a part of the City of Seattle’s First Youth Transportation Summit

This December, youth from across the city will come together to discuss and learn about transportation issues in Seattle at the City of Seattle’s first Youth Transportation Summit. Note: This event has passed. Event Details  The summit is on December 9, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at… [ 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 ]

King Conservation District (KCD) and OSE Announce 2023 Community Partnership Grant Program

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

Mayor Harrell and OSE Join Seattle Public Schools and Students for Special “Lunch with Leaders” Event

On Monday, Dec 5, Mayor Harrell and OSE staff joined Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Brent Jones at Denny International Middle School in West Seattle for a “Lunch with Leaders” event inspired by long-time Lunch Lady Doree Fazio-Young. The event showcased not only the importance of Seattle Public Schools’ (SPS)… [ Keep reading ]

June 16: Join OSE for the Second Building Performance Standards Online Open House

NOTE: This event has passed. Developing a successful Seattle Building Performance Standards (BPS) policy will require understanding and offering solutions to meet the challenges – technical, financial, operational, or otherwise – that building owners, managers, and tenants may face in making upgrades. OSE is committed to a collaborative effort to maximize… [ Keep reading ]

Exploring Building Performance Standards: A New Policy to Reduce Building Sector Emissions

In Seattle, buildings are one of the largest and fastest growing sources of climate pollution, responsible for more than a third of our City’s greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions pollute our air, accelerate climate change, and harm people’s health and the environment, disproportionately impacting communities of color and people with… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Releases Third Environmental Progress Report to Celebrate Earth Day

Today, the Office of Sustainability & Environment released the third update of Seattle’s environmental progress report showing that Seattleites continue to be leaders in environmental actions including taking transit, conserving energy, and reducing waste. First released in 2014, Seattle’s environmental progress report assembles key citywide environmental metrics in one place…. [ Keep reading ]