August 2012 
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CAP2Learn More About How Seattle Will Get to Carbon Neutral! 
Over the past year, the Office of Sustainability and Environment has been working with stakeholders and community members to develop the Seattle Climate Action Plan. We are now nearing the end of the drafting process and would like to offer more detailed information to the community. 


Staff are available to come out to your community group and talk in more detail about the draft recommendations. We are willing to tailor a presentation to fit your group and comments on these recommendations are encouraged. If you would like to schedule a presentation for your community group, please contact Sara Wysocki.
TreesFree Trees for Your Yard! 

Seattle reLeaf's 2012 Trees for Neighborhoods program is underway! Want to beautify your home and neighborhood? Build a healthy community? Here's your chance!   

Trees for Neighborhoods provides up to 4 trees per household to plant in residential yards. In addition to free trees, participants in the program receive free watering bags, training on proper planting and care of trees, and ongoing tree care support.

Street tree applications will be due September 1 and yard tree applications will be due October 21. However, many species do sell out quickly, so submit your application as soon as possible. To check out the beautiful tree species available and application information click here.  

BenchmarkingNEW Proposed Deadlines for Energy Benchmarking Program

On July 24, 2012, Seattle City Council's Environment and Energy Committee was briefed on a proposal to extend the reporting deadline for non-residential and multifamily buildings 20,000 to 49,999 SF to April 1, 2013 and make reporting voluntary for buildings less than 20,000 SF. Multifamily buildings 50,000 SF or larger still need to report by October 1, 2012. This proposal also simplifies the enforcement and penalties. Visit the website for more details

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