July 2011 
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WalkBikeRideWin Great Prizes in the Walk Bike Ride Challenge  

Switch to walking, biking and transit with SDOT's Walk Bike Ride Challenge and you could win great prizes. Become part of a community making a difference and receive encouragement via weekly tips to help you get around. Track your individual impacts and the effect of the entire program online. Prizes for the July/August challenge include:

Forty percent of all trips in Seattle are less than two miles! Try taking these trips using walking, biking or riding and help reduce pollution.

Register for the program today.


WaterRebatesWater Saving Resources & Rebates 
Cover of Smart Watering Guide

With all the cool weather lately, it can be easy to forget that Seattle summers are typically very hot and dry. It makes sense to use smart watering practices in your yard to save water and money, since water rates are higher in the summer. And it helps the environment too, by causing less runoff of pesticides and fertilizers into waterways.


Check out the Smart Watering Guide and other information available on the Seattle Public Utilities site. If you're interested in an automated sprinkler system, there are rebates available for those as well. Everyone wins when we water smart!

GreenSportsAllianceSeattle Center Hosts Green Sports Alliance 

In June, Seattle Center hosted the quarterly meeting of the Green Sports Alliance. The Alliance is a recently formed non-profit organization with the mission of reducing the environmental impact of professional sports and to inspire fans to join in these efforts. Founding members and sports venues include the Seattle Mariners/Safeco Field, Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders/Qwest Field, Seattle Storm, KeyArena at Seattle Center, Portland Trail Blazers/Rose Garden, and Vancouver Canucks/Rogers Arena. Additional sports teams and venues are joining the Alliance almost weekly. 


The Green Sports Alliance will be hosting a Green Sports Summit in Portland August 1-3. For more information on the Alliance and the Summit visit http://www.greensportsalliance.org.


GrantPortalFrom OSE's Blog...  

Seattle Community grant portal launched. All city-offered grants in one place! 


The purpose of this newsletter is to keep you informed about the city's environment and sustainability programs, partners, and initiatives. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for future issues at ose@seattle.gov.