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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.

 

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Improve the health of the Puget Sound
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Save Habitat and Diversity of Wetlands »SHADOW partners with local organizations to provide educational and recreational opportunities to the community, and to conduct projects in wetland and forest restoration.
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The Trust for Public Land »The Trust for Public Land is committed to helping protect and create a nationwide system of parks and open space that spans the American landscape.
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Washington Green Schools »The mission of Washington Green Schools is to challenge students and communities to create a sustainable region through educational experiences that transform school environments.
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Recent Foundation Activities
$370,000 in GiveTogether Grants Awarded
The Seattle Foundation announces $370,000 in grants have been awarded to 12 local organizations working to connect youth to nature.
Success Story
Got Green Creates Access to Green Jobs in Low-Income Communities
In South Seattle, Got Green organizes young adults of color to create equal access to sustainable, green jobs in their low-income communities. The organization works to develop a new generation of leaders for economic and social justice movements.
Only 18% of people of color who live in King County say the environmental quality in their neighborhood is excellent, compared to 40% of Caucasians.
Stay Informed:

Household Emissions Calculator
You can use this online calculator from the Environmental Protection Agency to get a rough “ballpark” estimate of your personal or family’s greenhouse gas emissions and explore the impact of taking various actions to reduce your emissions.
Valuing the Puget Sound Basin
This report by Earth Economics finds that nature as an economic asset delivers a flow of benefits of between $9.7 and $83 billion in economic value to people every year.
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.
The Problem of Polluted Runoff in Puget Sound
People for Puget Sound provides an overview of the problem of polluted runoff in the health of the Puget Sound.
Puget Sound Facts
The Puget Sound Partnership's Resource Center for a variety of facts about Puget Sound.

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