CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAM
SPU has worked nationally with climate researchers to assess how climate change may affect the systems it manages. The utility:
- focuses on both climate adaptation and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation
- evaluates how sea level rise may affect infrastructure and service delivery
- developed a map showing areas of Seattle that may be underwater during high tide in 2050
Climate Change Program
Seattle Public Utilities provides grants and other funding opportunities to promote collaboration between the City and the community to help meet Seattle’s environmental and conservation goals. Current grants include:
- Food Recovery
Assist Seattle food banks and meal programs with infrastructure investments to increase their food recovery capacity. No applications are being accepted for 2012.
- School Recycling & Waste Reduction Grants
Implement or expand food waste composting, recycling and waste reduction programs in Seattle K-12 public and private schools. Applications accepted on a rolling basis in 2013, while funds last.
- Trees for Neighborhoods
Help Seattle residents plant trees in their yards and along their streets. Participants in the program receive free trees, watering bags and training on proper planting and care.