Tag: Environment

City of Seattle Receives New Federal Grant for Weatherization

April 5th, 2011

Today in the Finance and Budget Committee we approved Council Bill 117131 to receive funding for weatherization projects. The Office of Housing (OH) received an additional grant from the United States Department of Energy to the tune of $2.5 million. This new grant has great implications for new environmentally friendly technologies in low-income housing. Specifically, […]

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Carbon Neutrality Initiative launches website!

July 27th, 2010

This morning the Council received a briefing on the Carbon Neutrality Initiative and our website went live! It’s still a little bare-bones, but we hope it will grow and soon become the hub for communications for folks helping Seattle become a carbon neutral city. In the interim we have created a Facebook Fan Page  and you […]

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Phone Book Update

July 20th, 2010

I wasn’t sure whether people would respond to my call to bring in their unwanted phonebooks, but respond you did!  People brought them in by the vanload and one at a time.  When the phone book industry representatives came to my office last week, there were over 600 unwanted phonebooks waiting for them.  Dex came […]

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Next Steps for Zero Waste – Join me at GreenFest tomorrow morning

June 4th, 2010

In 2007, under the leadership of my colleague Council President Richard Conlin, the Council passed resolution 30990, setting the goal of recycling 60% of Seattle’s Waste Stream by 2015, and 70% by 2025. The city has taken important steps along this path over the past two years, including expanding organic food waste service and and […]

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Walk Bike Ride

May 14th, 2010

This past Tuesday, Mayor McGinn launched the Walk Bike Ride initiative alongside Streets for All Seattle; I missed the kickoff because I was chairing the Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee. The initiative is a multi-year effort to fund projects and programs promoting walking, biking and riding transit in Seattle. This effort confirms what we’ve […]

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