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City Awards $2.24 Million Toward Equitable Access to Clean Energy Training and Career Pathways

The City of Seattle is investing over $2.24 million to recruit, train, and place workers from communities who have experienced economic and environmental injustices into competitive paying construction and clean energy jobs.   The investment represents a continued commitment by Mayor Bruce Harrell through the Payroll Expense Tax legislation for the… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Awarded Nearly $3.2 Million to Support Residential and Small Businesses Transition from Fossil Fuels to Clean, Energy Efficient Appliances.

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced a $3.2 million funding award to the City of Seattle as part of the state’s Home Electrification Appliance Rebates (HEAR) grant program. The funding will augment the City’s existing programs that help households and businesses transition from fossil fuels like oil and natural… [ 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 ]

City of Seattle Announces New Pilot Program to Incentivize Heavy Duty Truck Electrification (Deadline Extended to November 6)

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

Seattle’s Green New Deal Wins Global Recognition and Award at the C40 World Mayors Summit

On October 19, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell accepted an award from C40 Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies for the critical work Seattle is doing to advance community-driven, tangible climate action and justice through the Green New Deal. Seattle was nominated for “Building a Climate Movement” alongside other projects reflecting ambitious city-led… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell’s Proposed 2023 Budget 

Proposed 2023 budget furthers Seattle’s commitment to community-led environmental and climate justice action By Jessyn Farrell, Director Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment Dear Friends and Partners, On Tuesday, September 27, Mayor Bruce Harrell released his 2023-24 Proposed Budget. This budget reflects Mayor Harrell’s continued commitment to bold action on… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle “Clean Buildings Accelerator” Program Launching Summer 2022

Clean buildings are essential for meeting City and State energy, climate, and equity goals. The Washington State Clean Building Performance Standards law seeks to lower energy costs and climate-polluting emissions from existing buildings and provides incentives to encourage building owners to improve energy efficiency. The City of Seattle Office of… [ Keep reading ]

Great Time to Solarize!

If you live or work in southwest Seattle or Burien and are interested in installing a solar system on your home or business – now is a great time for you to explore that idea through Solarize Southwest. Northwest SEED has teamed up with Seattle City Light and a coalition… [ Keep reading ]