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Environmental Sustainability 

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Preserving the natural assets of our community and balancing the many interests of a rapidly growing region will allow growth to both nurture the environment and promote economic vitality.

 

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tactics for giving to support environmental sustainability
  • Support campaigns highlighting connections between the region’s environmental health, transportation and land-use planning
  • Support programs addressing transportation and land-use planning as a regional approach
  • Support organizations working on research, data gathering and community education around climate change policy
The Seattle Foundation evaluated organization
The Puget Sound region's population is expected to double to 10 million- the size of about 15 present-day Seattles- by 2100.
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Coalition Connects Transportation, Health and Climate Change Issues
Transportation Choices Coalition brings citizens, businesses and public agencies together to help improve Washington’s transportation system to meet the state’s growing needs. The coalition educates the public on transportation issues, policies, and projects and makes the connections between transportation, health and climate change.
Stay Informed:

The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse
This study concludes that, when comparing buildings of equivalent size and function, building reuse almost always offers environmental savings over demolition and new construction.
Seattle 2030 District
The Seattle 2030 District is an interdisciplinary public-private collaborative working to create a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Seattle.
Low-Skill Workers' Access to Quality Green Jobs
This brief discusses strategies for improving access to green jobs among those with low skill levels, particularly jobs that can help improve workers’ economic standing and better support their families.
Climate Risks and Carbon Prices: Revising the Social Cost of Carbon
The U.S. government’s estimate of the social cost of carbon is flawed, according to this Economics for Equity & Environment (E3) Network report.
Puget Sound Partnership's Publication Resource Center
The Puget Sound Partnership is a community effort of citizens, governments, tribes, scientists and businesses working together to restore and protect Puget Sound.

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