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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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Cascadia Green Building Council »Cascadia's mission is to lead a transformation toward a built environment that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.
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Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability »Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability (NBIS) programs bridge industries and sectors to engage business leaders in addressing crucial regional and global issues through innovative business practices.
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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.
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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.
Puget Sound Facts
The Puget Sound Partnership's Resource Center for a variety of facts about Puget Sound.
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.
Seattle 2030 District
The Seattle 2030 District is an interdisciplinary public-private collaborative working to create a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Seattle.
An Overview of Potential Economic Costs to Washington of a Business-As-Usual Approach to Climate Change
Building on a 2006 study, the University of Oregon issued an updated report in 2009 detailing the economic costs in Washington state of a “business as usual approach to climate change.”

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