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 The Pacific Northwest Resilience Challenge Summit

When it happened: Oct 2

Where: The Husky Union Building at the University of Washington

Wow, what a day! We and a whole community of people from diverse sectors come together and launch the PNW Resilience Challenge! Our panels of regional leaders were incredibly inspiring.

KEY MESSAGES:

1) Resilience can't wait. Act now to get plans in place and prepare (from Susan MacLaughlin who was in New Zealand during the Christchurch earthquake)

2. It is MUCH less expensive to prepare your infrastructure before an event happens, so do it upfront. (from Jan Whittington who has advised on the economics at the international level)

3. There is a huge business opportunity for those that can think ahead. (Jim Hanna, Starbucks which is working with coffee farmers on plants and techniques that can withstand warmer climate conditions)

4. More than 70 of the 149 attendees have signed up for Action Groups, committed to moving the needle on our regional resilience.

5. More to follow! Keep in the loop, join our email lists.

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Sustainability Leadership Awards January 23rd, 2015!

Send in Your Nomination

On January 23rd, we'll be hosting our region's largest celebration of sustainability accomplishments! Coming soon, we'll be accepting nominations for our yearly Sustainabililty Leadership Awards. These awards recognize the achievements of our local community organizations, businesses and a Sustainability Hero! Keep in mind who you'd like to nominate! 

Want to support this community event? Click here for sponsorship inquiries.

 



Our Green Blocks Blue Sound project adds a Depave event!

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Neighbor power! - Who can imagine people volunteering to come out and dig up asphalt? That's what happened at the first ever DePave Day in King County in partnership with Stewardship Partners! Now that asphalt parking lot is a beautiful community courtyard complete with permeable pavers, rain gardens, native plantings and more. Learn more about the project here. We also have ongoing projects where we bring community together to plant rain gardens like the beautiful one above so volunteer with us this summer!

Questions?  Contact Hannah.

We're Moving Green Infrastructure Forward at The Port of Seattle!

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On April 21, we kicked off a pilot project at The Port of Seattle to reduce the amount of polluted runoff reaching Puget Sound.  The Port is hosting a two-year study site for two Splash Boxxes, unique metal boxes which will bloom into rain gardens and help reduce pollutants.  This project is led by Gealogical, LLC in partnership with King Conservation District, Sustainable Seattle, and Splash Boxx LLC.   Learn more about the "Rolling Gardens at Port of Seattle" from King 5 News.  And the news spread across the country! Maritime Executive was one of the outlets that shared the writeup. A great blog article about the adventures of getting the project this far can be found on Gealogica's website.

 

 

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Sustainable Seattle
220 2nd Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

 

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