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The Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board (CAB) releases 2022 Annual Report

This blog post was contributed by the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board, which is supported by the Office of Sustainability & Environment. The Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board (CAB), supported by the Office of Sustainability & Environment, is pleased to release its 2022 Annual Report marking the fifth… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Forest Week: A Celebration of the Urban Forest  

The City of Seattle’s urban forests are not only a beautiful part of our City but also play a crucial role in combating the impacts of climate change. To celebrate and protect this vital resource for our City, Seattle Forest Week returns this year from October 28 to November 4,… [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 Releases 2021 Tree Canopy Assessment Showing Slow Decline in Canopy Cover Between 2016 and 2021

Seattle, WA – The City of Seattle today released the final 2021 Tree Canopy Assessment showing the city has lost 255 acres of tree canopy since 2016 (an absolute decrease of .5% and 1.7% relative decline), an amount roughly equal to the size of Green Lake. Seattle’s 2021 tree canopy cover is… Filed Under: Climate Action, Greenspace, Protecting Seattle's TreesTagged With: ,

Two Positions Available: Apply by 2/17 to Join the Urban Forestry Commission 

Commission meetings are held twice a month on the first and third Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Meeting participation options include joining remotely via Webex application (with access via either phone or computer) or in-person at the Seattle Municipal Tower.  The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for… Filed Under: Climate Action, Greenspace, Protecting Seattle's TreesTagged With: ,

City of Seattle and Residents Respond to Unprecedented, Climate Change-Fueled Flooding in South Park

The climate crisis – and its consequences – are not just a future challenge but clearly felt right now in Seattle as heavy rains have pushed the Duwamish River over its banks and flooded numerous homes and businesses in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. South Park is a frontline community for… [ Keep reading ]

Be Ready Be Hydrated Water Bottle Giveaway at Rainier Beach High School

On December 7, the City of Seattle joined S’well water bottles and Lonely Whale to give away hundreds of free, reusable water bottles to Rainier Beach high school students to support new water bottle filling stations that were just installed at the school. This was a joint effort between us, Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Serving the Community: Seattle’s COVID-19 Emergency Food Response

The City of Seattle recently released a report about the emergency food response during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and thanking the many partners involved in supporting our residents. Since the beginning, food security has been a top concern as the unprecedented health and economic crisis dramatically increased… [ Keep reading ]