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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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Coastal Watershed Institute »CWI's goal is to promote science, student, and citizen collaborations that foster understanding and long-term ecosystem based wise management of our natural systems.
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NatureBridge »NatureBridge is a nonprofit organization providing experiential and inquiry-based educational programs that expose youth to the natural environment while enhancing school-based curricula.
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National Wildlife Federation, Seattle »NWF has three strategic drivers: confronting global warming; protecting and restoring wildlife; and connecting people with nature.
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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
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.
Seattle ranks 2nd in the country in its percentage of "super green" consumers--those who engage in the highest amount of environmentally friendly activities.
Stay Informed:

Puget Sound Facts
The Puget Sound Partnership's Resource Center for a variety of facts about Puget Sound.
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.
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.
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.

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