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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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Seattle Aquarium »The mission of the Seattle Aquarium is Inspiring Conservation of our Marine Environment. To do so we must help citizens learn about the interconnectedness of human behavior, the ocean, and climate change.
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Washington Water Trails Association »Washington Water Trails Association (WWTA) preserves public access to Washington Waters. WWTA's advocacy programs increase the public's ability to get on and off the water safely and legally.
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Washington Native Plant Society »The Washington Native Plant Society has provided educational opportunities and conservation advocacy in Washington for over 30 years.
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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.
Seattle ranks 2nd in the country in its percentage of "super green" consumers--those who engage in the highest amount of environmentally friendly activities.
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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.
Green For All
Green For All is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. 
More Jobs, Less Pollution: Growing the Recycling Economy in the U.S.
This study provides strong evidence that an enhanced national recycling and composting strategy in the United States can significantly and sustainably address critical national priorities including climate change, lasting job creation, and improved health.
Our Housing, Our Community: Addressing Seattle’s Needs
This 2008 report examines the state of housing in the city of Seattle.
Sightline Institute
Sightline Institute, Cascadia's sustainability think tank, provides research and tools to help create a healthy, lasting prosperity in the Northwest.

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