City Light employees are active in the community, volunteering their time to support community-based organizations, contributing to charitable causes, and participating in community events. Through our
City Light Volunteer Program, employees support the priority areas of environmental stewardship,
energy efficiency, and education. The program aims to create healthier communities by impacting critical community needs. Volunteer projects include stream and creek cleanups, restoration events, such as tree plantings, and fundraising efforts to support energy-assistance programs. Community members are welcome to join us at these volunteer projects. Watch this page for upcoming events and follow us on
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City Light Volunteers Partner with Rebuilding Together Seattle
A team of about 30 Seattle City Light volunteers and family members, along with employees from McKinstry, spent Saturday, Oct. 13 bringing a little sunshine into the life of Carolyn, an elderly homeowner and City Light customer in Judkins Park, on a damp and dreary day. The Seattle City Light Rebuilding Day was organized through Rebuilding Together Seattle, a nonprofit organization with a mission to bring volunteers and communities together to help low income homeowners live in warmth, safety, and independence. The volunteers helped complete critical repairs, modifications and energy-efficient upgrades at no cost to the homeowner. To learn more about Rebuilding Together Seattle, visit their website here.
Cleaning up the Skagit River
About 60 Seattle City Light employees and their families and friends, including several Boy Scouts, floated down the Skagit River on Saturday to collect 540 pounds of trash along the river during the Skagit River Cleanup.
The day began as the Seattle City Light volunteer group met at the Marblemount Community Club and then traveled to the Skagit River where they boarded rubber rafts. Guides, rafts and lunch were provided by the North Cascades River Expeditions. Working under gleaming blue skies from Marblemount to Rockport, the volunteers floated the river and combed its banks to collect debris.
Additional support came from the U.S. Forest Service and Ranger Phil Kincare, who hauled the trash away. About half of the material was metal
that will be recycled.
The Skagit Cleanup continues Seattle City Light's long history of environmental stewardship and displays the dedication and commitment of our employees and others who voluntarily devoted their time on a summer Saturday to help protect the Skagit River.