April 2013

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CCPNow Accepting Proposals for Community Climate Projects
The Office of Sustainability & Environment is interested in supporting efforts that will help residents reduce the climate impacts of personal and household choices. Focus areas are transportation, home energy use, food/diet and personal consumption. Deadline for proposals is Monday, April 22, 5 pm.  More information here.
SCLNew LED Products Added to Twist & Save Program

Seattle City Light has added several light-emitting diode (LED) products to its Twist & Save discount program for energy efficient light bulbs and fixtures.Through the program, City Light offers up to a $10 instant discount on select ENERGY STARŪ qualified LED light bulbs and fixtures, in addition to discounts already offered on compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL).


There are many LED bulbs out on the market, however Seattle City Light is providing an instant discount only on frequently used bulbs such as the traditional A-lamp, reflector type bulb and PAR bulbs, that have the same brightness (lumen output) of an incandescent and which are dimmable. Residential customers may purchase a maximum of 10 LED bulbs and 4 LED recessed can fixtures. Discounted products are designated with the Seattle City Light logo. More info, including participating retailers, can be found here.

CBCOSE Director Featured Guest at April 11 City Business Casual

The theme for April's gathering is What's Next for Green Business. Jill Simmons, Director of the Office of Sustainability & Environment and Denis Hayes, President and CEO of the Bullitt Center and co-chair of the Green Ribbon Commission are among the featured guests this month. Full line-up here.  

City Business Casual events are monthly, informal gatherings to provide the Seattle business community with regular, direct access to business-focused city officials, including influential city leaders and key department heads and representatives.

No pre-registration for City Business Casual is necessary. The sessions do not include a formal program, but instead focus on giving business owners and advocates a chance to ask questions, suggest ideas, and troubleshoot specific issues in an informal and relaxed setting.

OpenHouseCity Hall Open House is April 6 - A Family Friendly Event
Mayor McGinn with some young constituents
Join Mayor Mike McGinn, City Council and City Attorney Pete Holmes on Saturday, April 
6 for the City Hall Open House. Every city department will be staffing a table and this is a great opportunity for residents to connect with city staff and elected officials in a more casual environment. The Open House will have entertainment, food and the opportunity to adopt some lovable furry critters!  
City Hall Open House - Saturday, April 6
10 am - 2 pm
Seattle City Hall - 601 Fifth Ave 
(enter through 5th ave. doors) 
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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 - contact Sara Wysocki.