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.
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.
The first step toward improving the efficiency of your home is to improve your understanding of your home.
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.
Tips to reduce your water use and utility bills year-round.
Resources for green home remodeling.
Tips for taking a green approach to household cleaning.
Voluntary green power program for residents and businesses.
One stop source for SDOT incentive programs, mobility apps and info about how to get around without a car.
Reduce waste, conserve water and protect the environment while growing a beautiful yard.
Help Creeks and wildlife by following these landscaping, water quality and water conservation tips.
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.
Composting is easy and a great way to recycle yard waste and kitchen scraps into a fertile, sweet-smelling soil builder.
Keep water safe and clean by preventing pollution at its source.
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.
Information for residents who want to grow food in their planting strip.
Opportunities for Seattle gardeners growing extra produce to donate to Seattle food banks, meals programs and shelters.
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.
Support your neighborhood farmer's market.