October 2011 
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SeaCAP  How do YOU think Seattle should tackle climate change?
On October 3, the City Council unanimously passed a resolution that put Seattle on a path toward reducing our net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by the year 2050. Seattle is one of a handful of cities in the world to formally adopt carbon neutrality as a goal. The Office of Sustainability & Environment is responsible for updating the Climate Action Plan in the coming year and the plan will include strategies for reducing greenhouse gas reductions in the transportation, building energy and waste sectors.

As we start this work however, we need to hear from you. What are your ideas for how we can get to carbon neutral in the future? What strategies would you support?

Please take the Climate Action Plan survey  now. It only takes 10 minutes and it's important for us to hear from as many people as possible! 
CPWNew Incentives For Energy Efficiency Upgrades 

Great incentives this fall make it even easier to upgrade your home and save energy this winter! Up to $1,000 (in addition to existing incentives) for homeowners who sign up for the pro     gram before Thanksgiving.

  • Fall Bonus: $500 off the cost of an energy upgradeCommunity Power Works logo 
  • Loan Fee Waiver: Waive $400 loan fee for people who receive the CPW Home Energy loan 
  • Energy Performance Score Refund: Reimbursement of $95 EPS cost for homeowners who have electric heat.

    For more information on the Community Power Works program, visit www.communitypowerworks.com
FoodDayFood Day is October 24!
Eat Well Guide and Food Day The first ever "Food Day" celebration is coming up later this month. Food Day is your chance to participate in events that promote healthy, affordable and sustainable food for the whole community. 

Seattle is lucky to have a host of events happening - from special school menus to the annual Local Food Now dinner - and there are many events happening throughout our region and from coast to coast. Click here for more info on Food Day. 

If you want to learn more about the great work going on in city of Seattle to create a vibrant local food system, check out the new food site we launched in September. The site covers everything from urban agriculture to local economic benefits and health impacts of the food system.


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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.