Funding for Community Climate Projects – Apply Now!

Half of Seattle’s household greenhouse gas emissions are created in the areas of energy, transportation, diet choices and consumption habits. We know you’re all doing great work as individuals to reduce your footprint, but we are also fortunate to have so many community organizations out there promoting actions that address climate change.

The City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) wants to support grassroots organizations that engage the community in climate action. OSE will award contracts of up to $10,000
for projects that address household choices in one of the following areas:

  • Home Energy Use
  • Getting Around
  • Food Choices
  • Buying Stuff
  • Waste

Applications are due April 22 for large project funding (up to $10,000) but are accepted all year round for small projects (up to $500). Learn more and get your application going, it’s easy! 

City Light Addresses Strategic Plan Updates on KUNS-TV (Univision) Sat., March 29 at 6 p.m.

Univision hosts Teresa Gonzalez (left) Jaime Méndez (middle) welcomed City Light’s General Manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco (right) to a TV town hall to talk about the Strategic Plan Update.

Tune in Saturday, March 29, at 6 p.m. to KUNS-TV (Univision) and learn about Seattle City Light’s Strategic Plan Update. Jorge Carrasco, City Light’s general manager and CEO, served as a special guest joining a “Community Conversation” for 30 minutes entirely in Spanish. Community involvement is a founding element of City Light’s Strategic Plan. Carrasco leads by example by reaching out to our Spanish-speaking customers to provide them with important information about our programs and goals for the future.

The Strategic Plan is a blueprint for making informed decisions to meet customers’ current and future needs and the Strategic Plan update is an opportunity to gather further community input, reflect current conditions and incorporate necessary adjustments.

City Light proudly exceeded expectations in the second year of its six-year Strategic Plan and ambitiously raises the bar for years to come. By 2018, City Light’s goal is to reduce baseline costs by an ongoing $18 million per year, aggressively improve its safety record, expand community engagement and environmental leadership, and strengthen our ability to meet customer’s electricity needs.

“Most importantly, the Strategic Plan is about fulfilling our commitment to transparency and accountability.” said Carrasco. “This blueprint outlines our path forward and is also our report card to the community on how we are doing.”

Stay informed and learn more this Saturday on KUNS-TV (Channel 51) and read about our Strategic Plan Update.