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Mayor Murray Engages with Youth at Equity & Environment Initiative Storytelling Workshop

The Equity & Environment Initiative (EEI) in partnership with The Seattle Globalist piloted an innovative series of free storytelling workshops. There were two purposes for these workshops. One was to support the community’s needs, giving community members the skills and training to share and lift up their community stories while connecting… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Murray launches Drive Clean Seattle

Initiative to electrify Seattle’s transportation system among most comprehensive in the nation Today at the Climate Leadership Conference, Mayor Murray announced a bold new initiative focused on leveraging Seattle’s clean electricity across the transportation sector. Drive Clean Seattle is a comprehensive plan to accelerate and increase the use of electric vehicles… [ Keep reading ]

The Community Partners Steering Committee: Shaping Seattle’s Environmental Justice Work

Last year, Mayor Ed Murray launched Seattle’s Equity & Environment Initiative (EEI), a partnership of the City, the community, several city departments, and local and national foundations to deepen Seattle’s commitment to race and social justice in environmental work. One of the key principles of equity and environmental justice is… [ Keep reading ]

West Coast Mayors Pledge to Work Together for Bold Climate Action

On December 10 and 11, Mayor Murray and four other West Coast Mayors (from the cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and Eugene) met for a two-day summit to discuss pressing issues facing each of their cities: homelessness, housing, and climate action. At the conclusion of the summit, the… [ Keep reading ]

Smart Growth + Housing Affordability = Climate Action

The choices Seattle makes today about how to grow and operate will deeply affect the health of our communities and the sustainability of our natural environment for decades to come. As a city of outstanding creativity, commitment to our neighborhoods, and appreciation of the natural environment, Seattle can set an example… [ Keep reading ]

Two Projects Announced to Help “Green” Georgetown

At Seattle’s Arbor Day celebration a few weeks ago, the City celebrated the 30th anniversary of being a Tree City USA. Cities receive a Tree City USA designation for meeting high standards on tree care. Mayor Murray was on hand to reaffirm that Seattle is committed to maintaining and growing… [ Keep reading ]

City Designing Support for Extreme Heat Events

Climate change is increasing the frequency and duration of extreme heat events in the Pacific Northwest. This will affect the health of many of our residents including the elderly, the very young, and people with allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Living in areas where the air quality is poor… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Participates in First Ever U.S. – China Climate Summit

Mayor Murray was among a dozen U.S. mayors and governors who joined a delegation of Chinese subnational leaders making climate commitments and agreements at the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit in Los Angeles on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Summit is the first official gathering of U.S. and Chinese leaders under the Climate Change… [ Keep reading ]