Tag: Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE)

CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2050: CLIMATE ACTION PLAN UPDATE APPROVED

June 20th, 2013

On Monday, June 17, the Council unanimously adopted an update to Seattle’s Climate Action Plan that sets Seattle on a course towards our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. I proposed adopting the ambitious ‘Carbon Neutral by 2050’ goal as a Council priority in 2010, and legislation accepting the goal was approved by the […]

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DISTRICT ENERGY A KEY STEP FOR THE CLIMATE AND OUR ECONOMY

October 19th, 2011

District energy systems are one of the most effective ways to provide affordable and clean energy for heating and hot water.  Generating energy in a central location and distributing it to nearby areas is much more efficient than having separate heating units in each building. Seattle is one of the fortunate cities around the world […]

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MAKING COMMUNITY TREE PLANTING WORK

June 28th, 2011

Seattle residents love planting trees, and Seattle has been helping them to do so for many years.  We have an array of tree planting programs scattered among different Departments, without either central coordination or dedicated oversight to ensure that trees are planted in a coherent fashion and are maintained and retained after planting.  On Monday, […]

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