Entries by chas

City Technology Matching Fund Grants Open Now, Two Workshops Feb. 10, 12

The City of Seattle is inviting community organizations and nonprofits to apply for nearly $500,000 in funding to increase digital equity. The Technology Matching Fund awards are matched by the community’s contribution of volunteer labor, materials, professional services or funding. “As a city, Seattle is known for technology and innovation, yet too many residents do not […]

Energy Blog: Alternative Approach to Climate Change Negotiations

by Andy Silber This winter leaders from across the world will meet in Paris for the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) with the objective to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate from all the nations of the world. I predict that they […]

EPA Releases ‘Record of Decision’ On Duwamish Cleanup Proposals

The Environmental Protection Agency’s final “Record of Decision” regarding the clean-up of the Duwamish River is here!  Due to the advocacy work of Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Ggroup and input from the communities, the final plan includes a 25% increase in permanent toxic waste removal over the proposed plan.  Now is your opportunity to […]

Train for Challenge Course Leadership, Parks Offering Courses @ Camp Long

Seattle Parks and Recreation worked with Washington State University Extension 4-H to build a “challenge course” in the trees in West Seattle’s Camp Long. In 2015, interested members of the public are invited to join other educators and counselors in learning how to use adventure education to promote team building and personal development in their […]

Washington Department of Ecology Publishes 2014 Tacoma Smelter Plume Annual Report

Washington State Department of Ecology has published the Tacoma Smelter Plume 2014 Annual Report, which is available here. What is in the annual report? This 20-page report describes how the Department of Ecology is using the $94.6 million Asarco settlement to clean up the Tacoma Smelter Plume. It provides an update on cleanup progress and efforts […]

Neighborhood Match Fund Grant Schedule Announced: Apply for $1,000 up to $20,000

Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods has posted information about the 2015 grant programs. Small and Simple Fund The Small and Simple Fund provides awards from $1,001 up to $25,000 to support community members in building community relationships around a project. Deadline for the Small and Simple Fund for this round is February 2. Visit this website for more information regarding the fund http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htm or […]

Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board Seeks 3 New Members for Two-Year Terms

The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is accepting applications for new members to help make walking in Seattle safer and easier.  The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1993, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project […]