Posts for 'Environment'

Seattle – Carbon Neutral by 2050

May 23rd, 2011

This morning the Council received a briefing on the technical analysis of what a carbon neutral scenario would look like for Seattle. The Office of Sustainability and Environment, in partnership with the Stockholm Environment Institute presented their analysis.  They had three primary goals: 1)      Define the carbon neutral goal; 2)      Develop and emission reduction scenario […]

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Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways Worth Emulating

March 9th, 2011

Last week we joined our fellow Councilmembers, the Mayor, and several local business leaders on a trip to Portland to learn more about their transportation system. One of our favorite parts – and not just because we got to ride our bikes – was a tour of Portland’s “Neighborhood Greenways.” Portland has connected specific neighborhood […]

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Energy Group Materials from Carbon Neutral Community Forum

September 20th, 2010

Did you miss the carbon neutral community forum? You can watch it here! Here are the materials for the Energy group: 10-09-14 Energy of the Built Environment FINAL Energy Carbon Neutral,  Slideshare, Sept 14 2010 Energy Carbon Neutral, PowerPoint, Sept 14 2010

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Youth Group Presentation Materials

September 20th, 2010

In case you missed the carbon neutral community forum on September 14, you can view it here! Here are the materials that were presented. Youth Carbon Neutral white paper Seattle Youth Committee, Slideshare, September 14,2010 Youth Carbon Neutral, PowerPoint, September14, 2010

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Food Systems Presentation and White Paper from 9/14 Community Forum

September 20th, 2010

In case you missed the carbon neutral community forum last week, here are the presentation materials for the Food Systems group! Food Carbon Neutral white paper Food Carbon Neutral on Slideshare, September 14 Food Carbon Neutral on PowerPoint, September 14

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Carbon Neutrality Community Forum Video Link

September 16th, 2010

Just a quick note to let you know the video of Tuesday night’s community forum is posted on the Seattle Channel. Click here to view: http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=2331058 Thank you to everyone who attended or contributed to the success of this event! We have quite a bit of work ahead of us, and I look forward to […]

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Recycling Report released today

September 2nd, 2010

The punchline: We are doing well, but we still have a way to go to meet 60% goal in next two years. 2009 Recycling Rate Report Recycling Report Press Release

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Know A Good Idea When You See It?

August 25th, 2010

by Gene Homicki The Neighborhood workgroup needs to rapidly sort almost 150 ideas on how to improve Seattle neighborhoods while kick-starting us down the path toward carbon neutrality.   Would you like to see more local mom & pop shops within walking distance?  How about better infrastructure for electric bicycles and other vehicles?  Perhaps you’d like […]

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Community Ideas

August 25th, 2010

The Council recognizes there is a wealth of projects and initiatives happening in our community today that are enabling our city to reach its climate protections goals. To highlight and support this existing good work, and to gather ideas from a broad set of residents, the Council is seeking recommendations from community members on what Seattle is and should be doing to continue on the path towards carbon neutrality.

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Join us at the Community Forum, September 14

August 25th, 2010

In January of this year, the Seattle City Council announced that that achieving carbon neutrality was one of its priorities. In May, Van Jones came to Seattle and spoke about the incredible opportunity Seattle has to make history and to continue to make opportunities for other cities to do the right thing.

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