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Environmental Justice in Action: Greening Concord Elementary School

This article is part of the series: “Seattle Environmental Justice in Action” — highlighting projects and organizations that are advancing environmental justice in our city. In 2017, the City of Seattle and the King Conservation District (KCD) to support projects that advance environmental justice along with improving natural resources in… [ Keep reading ]

Conservation Grant Applications Now Being Accepted!

The King Conservation District (KCD) – Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program is requesting applications from non-profit organizations and community groups committed to making natural resource improvements and advancing environmental equity. Organizations and groups are encouraged to apply for projects that meet at least one goal of the City of Seattle’s Equity… [ Keep reading ]

GSI Summit Focuses on ‘Getting Growth Right’

The Office of Sustainability & Environment is pleased to again be sponsoring and serving on the host committee for our region’s 2nd annual day-long Green Infrastructure Summit, taking place on Thursday, February 16th at the Mountaineers Club. The Summit, convened by Stewardship Partners, will bring together  thought leaders from government,… [ Keep reading ]

Working to restore our urban forest

re-posted from the Parkways blog Awe-inspiring forests are part of the heritage and appeal of our city. They make our lives better by providing places to play, rest and contemplate. Half of Seattle’s city parkland is forested natural areas. Helping to care for Seattle’s urban forest is the Green Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Green Infrastructure Can Help Save Our Salmon

Salmon are a cornerstone of our cultural identity in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Salmon are vital to our economy, our environment and our sense of place. The health of our native salmon runs has been identified as an indicator of the overall health of Puget Sound and local… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s equity and environment agenda aims to flip the script for social justice

Reposted from Resource Media April 25, 2016 The Duwamish is Seattle’s only real river. It is also the city’s only Superfund site, and it’s a doozy, a complex mishmash of contaminated mud and sediment from years as Seattle’s main industrial artery. People live along the Duwamish, lots of people. 60… [ Keep reading ]

Online Resources, Photos and Talks from GSI Summit

This past February the City of Seattle was pleased to join Stewardship Partners, The Nature Conservancy, Washington Environmental Council, Washington State University, MIG-SvR Design, Boeing, Vulcan, and many other collaborators and sponsors to co-host the first Puget Sound Green Infrastructure Summit. Resources, photos and talks from this Summit are now… [ Keep reading ]

Green Stormwater Infrastructure – A Key Tool to Cleaning Our Waterways

Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) is a term being used more frequently in Seattle and the Greater Puget Sound area—and that’s a good thing. GSI is the use of natural drainage systems like rain gardens and cisterns to slow, capture, and clean polluted runoff before it harms our lakes, rivers, and streams…. [ Keep reading ]

Recruiting New Members for the Urban Forestry Commission

The City of Seattle is looking for two new members to serve on the Urban Forestry Commission. The positions available are: Position #3 – Natural resource agency or university representative Position #8 – Development community or Non-City Utility Representative The Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) advises the Mayor and City Council… [ Keep reading ]

Reducing water pollution with green approaches

Polluted stormwater runoff is the leading water quality threat to Puget Sound, the City has released a draft citywide Green Stormwater Infrastructure Strategy, outlining plans to accelerate green approaches for preventing this type of water pollution. Rainfall rushing off hard surfaces like roads and parking lots can overwhelm our piped drainage… [ Keep reading ]