MAY 2013

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Seattle Climate Action Plan Submitted to City Council

With the ambitious goal of carbon neutrality as its guide, the 2013 Seattle Climate Action Plan lays out a coordinated strategy for reducing our community's impact on climate change, as well as for preparing for the likely climate impacts. The Climate Action Plan strategy focuses on City actions that reduce climate pollution in the transportation, buildings, and waste sectors while also supporting other important community goals - building vibrant neighborhoods, fostering economic prosperity, and enhancing social equity. The Energy & Environment Committee will be discussing (and possibly voting on) the Plan on Tuesday, May 14. 

park2Help Shape the Legacy of Seattle Parks!

Few cities can boast the diversity and abundance of parks, playgrounds and other natural spaces that Seattle can. Seattle Parks and Recreation invites you and your family to help plan the future of Seattle's park system. We are starting an important public conversation - through a series of public meetings in May - to ensure we have a great park system for generations to come. The more people engaged in this process the better our parks can be for all Seattle residents and visitors.
Information on the May meetings as well as more information about the Parks Legacy planning process can be found here.
SummerSSeattle Summer Streets - Alki & Ballard Celebrations in May

The idea is simple - open a city street for several hours for people to stroll, bike, shop and just enjoy being in their community. Something special happens during Summer Streets - a road-normally a space for vehicles-is transformed into a place. The street becomes a public plaza where people celebrate, dance, create art, play games, get to know their neighbors and enjoy their community. Summer Streets helps the public imagine a bright future where healthy transportation options and a vibrant local economy help create a wonderful quality of life. Celebrating its fifth year, Summer Streets has quickly become a tradition as a special part of summers in Seattle. Local merchants and artists work together months in advance to make each event even better each year. Mark your calendar so you don't miss these fun events! 

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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.