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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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American Farmland Trust »Since 1980, AFT has been the nation's leading conservation organization dedicated to preserving America’s farm and ranch lands.
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EarthCorps »EarthCorps' mission is to build global community through local environmental service.
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Climate Solutions »Climate Solutions is a dynamic regional and national leader in developing solutions to climate change by building a thriving clean energy economy.
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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.
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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.
Our Housing, Our Community: Addressing Seattle’s Needs
This 2008 report examines the state of housing in the city of Seattle.
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.
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.
Making Sustainability Legal
Sightline Institute's "Making Sustainability Legal" project is working to remove outdated rules that stop affordable, green solutions.

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