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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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The Student Conservation Association Northwest »SCA is a national nonprofit, non-advocacy organization dedicated to the conservation of America's natural resources and the environmental education and personal development of its youth.
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Transportation Choices Coalition »Auto dependent transportation policies have wreaked havoc on our environment and on our personal and social health. Transportation is now the largest contributor to global warming pollution in Washington.
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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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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.
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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.
Puget Sound contains the 3rd busiest port in the United States and generates 80% of the tourism revenues for Washington.
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Climate Risks and Carbon Prices: Revising the Social Cost of Carbon
The U.S. government’s estimate of the social cost of carbon is flawed, according to this Economics for Equity & Environment (E3) Network report.
Our Housing, Our Community: Addressing Seattle’s Needs
This 2008 report examines the state of housing in the city of Seattle.
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.
The Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment
An assessment of climate change impacts on Washington state through the development of updated climate change scenarios for Washington state and assessment of the impacts of climate change across sectors.
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.

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