From snow-capped mountains to lush forests and rocky shorelines, the Puget Sound region is characterized by magnificent natural resources and an enviable quality of life that sustains our region.
|Environmental Science Center »ESC's programs are designed to spark and nurture an interest in science, math and environmental stewardship for all residents of south King County. Friends of the Earth »We work to improve federal policies and corporate actions as they relate to the environment and human health. Sightline Institute »Since 1993, Sightline Institute has worked to help build an inspired and informed citizenry—equipping Northwest leaders with the information and practical tools they need to advance long-term solutions to our region’s most significant challenges.
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Recent Foundation Activities
The Foundation's latest mission-related investment
The Seattle Foundation's latest mission-related investment is a $1,000,000 investment to MacDonald-Miller Energy Capital Solutions (MECS), providing loan capital to commercial building energy efficiency retrofits.
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.
Puget Sound contains the 3rd busiest port in the United States and generates 80% of the tourism revenues for Washington.
|Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Despite widespread interest in the size of the renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE&EE) industries and the number of jobs these industries create, until now no one had conducted a comprehensive study of these industries.
Making Sustainability Legal
Sightline Institute's "Making Sustainability Legal" project is working to remove outdated rules that stop affordable, green solutions.
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.
Puget Sound Facts
The Puget Sound Partnership's Resource Center for a variety of facts about Puget Sound.