What You Can Do

The everyday choices we make matter. When we open our pocketbooks or swipe our credit cards to purchase goods, we also purchase the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with what we are buying. The things we buy--from our food and our clothing to our computers and our cars--have emissions attached to them from raw materials, manufacturing, transport, retail sale, use, and disposal. 

What You Can Do

At Home

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit
Save money on utility costs, have a more comfortable home and decrease your impact on the environment - all by improving the energy efficiency of your house.
Home Energy Evaluation
The first step toward improving the efficiency of your home is to improve your understanding of your home.
Upgrade Your Appliances
Appliances make up about 20 percent of your home’s electricity use. Seattle City Light’s appliance rebates can help you upgrade to more efficient models – saving you money and electricity for years to come.
Reduce Water Use
Tips to reduce your water use and utility bills year-round.
Green Remodeling
Resources for green home remodeling.
Green Cleaning
Tips for taking a green approach to household cleaning.
Green Up
Voluntary green power program for residents and businesses.
Way To Go
One stop source for SDOT incentive programs, mobility apps and info about how to get around without a car.
Lawn Care
Reduce waste, conserve water and protect the environment while growing a beautiful yard.
Backyard Creek Stewardship
Help Creeks and wildlife by following these landscaping, water quality and water conservation tips.
Manage Stormwater at Home
In big storms, excess “storm water” can cause sewer backups, or pollute and erode our streams. We can all help reduce runoff and pollution with simple RainWise practices.
Backyard Composting
Composting is easy and a great way to recycle yard waste and kitchen scraps into a fertile, sweet-smelling soil builder.
Prevent Water Pollution
Keep water safe and clean by preventing pollution at its source.
Planting Trees
Urban trees add value to our community in many ways: they beautiful our surroundings, clean the air, absorb stormwater and climate-disrupting gases and increase property values.

At Work

Energy Upgrade Your Business
Providing financialy incentive and information to help you make your business energy efficienty
Commercial Waste & Water Management
Information on commercial waste and water management
Green Your Business
Tools and assistance to help businesses conserve resources and prevent pollution.
Commercial Green Building Assistance
Resources to help you incorporate green building strategies into your commercial project.

In Your Community

Green Seattle Partnership
A unique public/private partnership between the City of Seattle and Forterra to promote a livable city by re-establishing and maintaining healthy forested parklands throughout Seattle. Numberous volunteers opportunities available.
Watershed Stewardship
Lots of opportunities to improve habitat for urban watersheds, meet new friends and have fun helping to restore our waters.
Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness
Being prepared for a disaster is a key strategy in climate resilience.
Community Climate Forums
Quarterly forums where residents and grassroots sustainability organizations engage with City staff around the City’s on-going climate action work.