Environment & Sustainability

Governor Jay Inslee (Courtesy of Governor's Office)

Inslee Releases 2020 Legislative Proposals on Homelessness, Transportation, and Climate

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On Wednesday, Governor Jay Inslee (D-Washington) released his proposed budget for 2020. The budget is supplemental to the one that the state legislature approved...

Data Shows Beacon Hill’s Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station Lightly Used

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Six individual users accounted for a full one-third of all sessions where electric vehicle (EV) users charged their cars at Seattle's only public EV...

Seattle Should Lead on Mass Timber–and Solve Our Housing Crisis

It is a little known fact that one of the biggest drivers of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is the construction of new buildings....
King County Metro buses on Third Avenue during rush hour. (Bruce Englehardt)

The Case for Making Transit Free (and How to Pay for It)

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As a community, Seattle has been struggling with numerous issues like income equality, our world-class congestion, and the regressive nature of our tax system....

Jump In Traffic Volumes Points To An Uphill Climb To Reduce Emissions

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Seattle's average daily vehicle volumes increased by the largest amount in more than a decade in 2018, the most recent year of data available....

Seattle’s Salt Addiction

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Treating roads with salt has many negative environmental impacts. Why are SDOT and the City of Seattle so proud of how much salt is...

Homestead Pioneers a Carbon Neutral Model for Affordable Housing

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With Willowcrest Townhomes, Homestead Community Land Trust is striving to create "a replicable model" for permanently affordable net zero energy housing. Since the 1960s,...

Washington Developing Bike/Ped Plan, Early Analysis Shows High Stress on State Highways

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has been working on a statewide active transportation plan this year that could reshape the state's highway...