What You Can Do

Everyone deserves to eat healthy, affordable food. The City of Seattle works with local partners to identify, establish and promote programs and policies that connect people (especially children, seniors, and those in need) to good food. This includes improving education and access to fresh, local food and providing the tools to prepare and share meals. Below are opportunities for you to take a more active role in supporting a healthy food system. 

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

In Your Community

Growing Food in Planting Strips
Information for residents who want to grow food in their planting strip.
Donate Food
Opportunities for Seattle gardeners growing extra produce to donate to Seattle food banks, meals programs and shelters.
Giving Garden
Grow fruits and vegetables to help feed the hungry.
Promotoes the cultivation of urban fruit in order to nourish people, build community and protect the climate.
Farmers Markets
Support your neighborhood farmer's market.