Tag: carbon neutrality

ZERO WASTE: ON THE CRITICAL PATH FOR CARBON NEUTRALITY

August 17th, 2010

A key strategy that contributes to Seattle’s carbon neutrality work was approved by the Council in 2007, when my Zero Waste Initiative was adopted as City policy.  The things we throw away not only generate carbon as they decompose — they also carry the embedded carbon that was used in creating them.  Zero Waste is […]

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Reducing Carbon Emissions: Seattle Takes the Lead

May 17th, 2010

As the City Council begins the work on developing a carbon (climate) neutral Seattle, we can build on ten years of past efforts to reduce Seattle’s carbon footprint. Seattle has a proud record of recognizing and addressing climate change.

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Seattle Commits to Sustainable Future: Plans Carbon Neutrality Goal

April 8th, 2010

On Monday, February 22, the Seattle City Council announced that a Carbon Neutral Seattle was one of our 2010 priorities. We knew this was about as ambitious a goal as you could imagine. But we also knew that reality demands no less.

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