April 2012 
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CallForProjectsCall for Community Climate Action Projects 
Seattle residents are passionate, committed and creative when to comes to making Seattle-and the world-better places. As individuals and as a community, Seattleites have helped our community become a national and international leader in sustainability. And, we know the community has more great ideas about how we can continue to be leaders by taking action at the neighborhood level to address climate change.

The City of Seattle is seeking community partners to help residents and businesses take action for the climate. We will be awarding contracts up to $7,000 for the projects and will be providing on-going project design support.

If you have an idea about how to inspire your community to make positive choices that support the environment, we want to work with you to make it happen! Deadline for proposals is April 27. More information on the program here. 

Next50Celebrating "The Next 50" at Seattle Center 
April 21 is the kick-off to the Next 50 and a focus on Sustainable Futures
Using culture, history, family entertainment, exhibits, speaking forums, demonstrations, workshops, competitions and more, the Next 50, a six month celebration at Seattle Center, reintroduces our region to the world and challenges our community to engage in eight areas of importance to our regional leadership and future development. Starting on April 21 and running through the end of May, the celebration will spotlight creative conservation, new energy sources and big, bold ideas that will help us meet the critical challenges facing our environment. More information can be found here. 

TreeAmbassadorsLooking For a Few Good Tree Huggers!
The Seattle reLeaf program is currently accepting applications for Tree Ambassadors. The Tree Ambassador program empowers residents to become stewards of the urban forest and serve as resources for their local community. Tree Ambassadors will be trained in the basics of urban forestry, leadership and community organizing. Tree Ambassadors will work in teams to develop neighborhood projects such as tree walks, invasive species removal workdays, and/or tree plantings. Application deadline is April 16. More information can be found here. 

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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.