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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Northwest Environmental Grantmakers
The Seattle Foundation organized and hosted the quarterly meeting of the Northwest Environmental Grantmakers. As an educational forum, the group heard from regional environmental leaders about current legislative trends around environmental issues.
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.
Over the past century, the Puget Sound region warmed at a rate more than double that of average global temperature.
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Environmental Justice Network in Action (EJNA) is a partnership between Seattle Public Utilities, community based organizations (CBO), nonprofit and government agencies.
The Cascadia Scorecard is the Pacific Northwest's sustainability report card. It tracks seven trends that are crucial to the region's future: health, economy, population, energy, sprawl, wildlife, and pollution.
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.
Sound Health, Sound Future: Protecting and Restoring Puget Sound
The Puget Soiund Partnership was given a 10-month assignment to “develop recommendations for preserving the health and ecosystem of Puget Sound, and to help educate and enlist the public in achieving recovery of the Sound by 2020.” This document outlines those recommendations.