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Sustainable Seattle is acknowledged worldwide as a leader in the development of regional sustainability indicators based on citizens’ values and goals for their communities.  Redefining Progress, an independent organization, surveyed over 170 sustainability projects around the country and found that at least 90 of them used Sustainable Seattle as a model for their own initiatives.  In 1996, the Sustainable Seattle Indicators were recognized by the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements with an “Excellence in Indicators Best Performance” by the Community Sector, awarded at the Habitat II Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.   Sustainable Seattle also received the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Vision 2020 Award.

In 1993, Sustainable Seattle issued the first set of regional sustainability indicators. You can learn more about our first set of indicators here.

In 1995, we issued our second set of regional sustainability indicators.You can learn more about our second set of indicators here.

1998 saw issuance of our third set of indicators.

B.Sustainable.org is Sustainable Seattle's fourth iteration of regional indicators for sustainability. You can learn more about the development of our fourth regional sustainability indicators here.



In 2012, The Happiness Initiative broke out into their own 501(c)3. Find more about how the project grew as a project of Sustainable Seattle here.


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