November 2013

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FoodSeattle's Food Action Plan at Work

Seattle is well known for its food scene. Fresh, local food never seems far away. But in some Seattle neighborhoods healthy food choices aren't as easy to come by.  The City of Seattle, through the actions identified in the Food Action Plan, is working to address this unbalanced food chain by getting more healthy food options on more tables across the city. The Seattle Channel recently produced a short video that dives a bit deeper into the work the city is doing around food access. 


HotHot Ideas to Cool Seattle Workshop - Part 2


Thursday, November 7, 5:30 - 8 pm. Hub Co-Working space in Pioneer Square, 220 2nd Ave S 
This is a follow-up event to the successful workhop held in October. A light dinner will be served and RSVP's are requested. Participants will dive deeper into developing community-oriented ideas to help support the Seattle Climate Action Plan


greenwayHelp Build Another Greenway in Seattle! 

As many  Seattleites already know, 23rd Avenue is a heavily trafficked transportation corridor. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) plans to install a neighborhood greenway near this busy arterial to provide a more comfortable environment for people of all ages and abilities to walk, run, skate and bike. Please join SDOT for a project open house and be part of creating a great greenway for all!


Wednesday, November 6, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. 

Nova High School Auditorium 

300 20th Avenue E  

Seattle, WA 98112


More information here. 


UFCUrban Forest Commission Currently Recruiting

City Council is looking for a new Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) member to fill Position # 1 (wildlife biologist). An urban ecologist with experience in ornithology is preferred. The term would start December 1, 2013 and would extend through December 1, 2016.  The Urban Forestry Commission advises the Mayor and City Council concerning the establishment of policy and regulations governing the protection, management, and conservation of trees and vegetation in the City of Seattle. Commission meetings are held twice a month on the first and second Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Commission members generally must commit approximately 10 hours per month to Commission business and serve without compensation. More information on the Urban Forestry Commission and the application process can be found here


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