Sustainable Seattle Programs
Sustainability Leadership Awards Program
Each year we recognize outstanding achievements that individuals, organizations, and businesses have made during the year to make the Puget Sound Region a more sustainable and livable place. Leadership awards in several categories are given from a pool of nominees submitted by community members. Our winners and all nominees are truly inspiring in their out-of-the-ordinary accomplishments.
In Seattle’s neighborhoods, we convene and educate community members around a broad range of topics, including rain gardens and other green infrastructure, energy management, water resources, and urban gardening. In doing this we are building dynamic community networks in the process. We collaborate with local groups that are making great strides in improving their communities and highlight their successes in our bi-monthly newsletters. Topics range from building sharing networks for tools to cultivating community gardens to growing community through discussion. In showcasing these best practices we enable everyone to be involved in making their neighborhood and own lives more sustainable.
Sustainable Business Programs
Our Tools for Tomorrow Series, brought to the community in partnership with Bainbridge Graduate Institute, hosts workshops, roundtables, and twice-a-year high profile speakers to provide training and networking for business and working professionals interested in the area of sustainability. We connect businesses that would like to move towards a more sustainable footprint with experts who can give solid guidance on how to proceed. In a vibrant format these events provide professionals with tools, resources and leading-edge information, tapping into the collective experience of our area’s experts.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Accomplishments in 2012
- Recognized individuals and organizations with nine awards at our Sustainability Leadership Awards Dinner in November with 250+ people attending, more than double the size of the prior year's event. Celebrated the evening with the Mayor providing a welcome and an inspiring talk by Chris Rogers introducing the Bullitt Center to the audience.
Sustainable Seattle currently needs funding for communications which is all-important to our mission of bringing people together to build a sustainable community.