Sustainable Seattle was founded in 1991 by a dedicated group of citizens who came together out of concern for our long-term community well-being. We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, federal ID # 31-1580932; all donations are tax-deductible.
Sustainable Seattle is focused on long-term sustainability, equity and resilience in the Puget Sound Region. The organization spearheads the PNW Resilience Challenge, a cross-sector initiative to enhance regional resilience in the face of urban growth and increasing threats from climate change, earthquakes, and other threats to our community. Our on-the-ground work reflects these goals, engaging governments, businesses and residents in effective solutions for a future that will be greatly influenced by climate change.
We value collaboration, stewardship, and social justice.
Sustainable Seattle works to build a thriving future through initiatives that deliver environmental, economic and community benefits, promote equity, and build resilience.
OUR 2020 VISION:
Seattle anchors a region in which all residents, organizations and businesses are engaged, empowered and collaborating to secure a sustainable, equitable and resilient future.
HOW WE DEFINE SUSTAINABILITY:
We define sustainability as long-term social, economic and environmental vitality that meets the needs of the present without compromising the health of future generations.