Mickey Blake, co-founder of Floral Soil Solutions, designs “for the next life first.” Her company, which focuses on sustainable product design, manufactures a 100% bio-based, non-toxic alternative to phenol formaldehyde foam for the floral industry, made from just 3 simple ingredients. The idea, she says, was the culmination of many years spent examining systems and […]
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Six young climbers and filmmakers to inspire the next generation of environmental advocates By Cassie Maylor Six friends embark this summer on a journey. Leaving June 15th and climbing 12 of the Cascade Volcanoes over the course of one month, these adventurous gentlemen will be filming a documentary to bring awareness of the shrinking […]
Join Seattle Public Utilities and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for a series of lunchtime discussions with adaptation practitioners as we explore ways to address the environmental, economic, and social impacts of climate change in the Pacific Northwest and abroad. Thursday, May 21, 12 noon to 1 pm: Scoping the U.S. Climate Services Gap John […]
Recently, Sustainable Seattle (S2) conducted a constituent survey in which you were invited to participate. You may also have stopped by our research table at the Awards dinner in January. If you participated in either or both initiatives, our warmest thanks for your contribution to the strategic planning process. Here are some key findings from […]
By Elise Pletcher Cascadia Consulting Group works with many different clients in the Puget Sound region to create solutions for the growing number of environmental challenges we face. Laura Blackmore, who was a Sustainable Leadership Award nominee, works with the water resources vector. The large project she has recently been working on is the […]
Over the past three years we have been calling attention to expected climate impacts in our region. Through a panel event in 2012 we kicked the topic into high gear, leading to a conference the following year, Climate Change and the Bottom Line. Last fall, on October 2nd we took the topic to the next […]
Mariners 1st Major League Ball Park to use LED lights The latest move in green sports… Our Sustainability Leadership Award Winner, the Mariners baseball team, is the first to do the switch – from energy hogging metal halide bulbs to LEDs. It’s a courageous move, not because of the sustainability factors which bring many […]
Hip Hop Green Dinners Bring Healthy Food & Healthy Planet Events to Youth Across the Nation One of the things Sustainable Seattle quietly does behind the scenes is sponsor “startup” nonprofits by taking on the role of finance department for them until they are able to grow and obtain their own nonprofit 501(c)3 […]
Session Highlight: Stakeholders Improving our Regional Resilience: Proactive Innovation to Combat Disruption We live in an interconnected world where disruption and dramatic shocks are a fact of life. Wind storms, floods, mudslides, rising seas, changing bio-systems, and wildfires are the most recent systemic disturbances here in the Pacific Northwest. How will these disruptions continue to […]
Are you ready to pitch? We are highlighting organizations that are at the forefront of building a more socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable world.Kitsap Bank will be there to tell you about their competition for a $20K cash prize through their edg3 fund that will support entrepreneurs dedicated to growing our community economically, socially or […]