Green New Deal

The City of Seattle expanded on its history of progressive climate action by enacting the Green New Deal Resolution (Res 31895), and Mayor Jenny Durkan introduced the Green New Deal Executive Order (EO-2020-01) directing all City departments to work together with the Green New Deal Oversight Board, the Environmental Justice Committee, and other key stakeholders to advance our shared goals.

This bold leap towards a climate pollution-free city aims to create jobs and advance an equitable transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy by prioritizing investments in communities historically most harmed by economic, racial, and environmental injustices.

Green New Deal Oversight Board

Seattle City Council voted to form the Green New Deal Oversight Board (CB 119604) to advance the work of establishing a Green New Deal for Seattle. The Seattle Green New Deal Oversight Board is composed of representatives who are passionate about advancing an equitable transition to a clean energy economy, centering frontline communities and workers most impacted by climate change. 

The Oversight Board will work towards developing a workplan that includes:

  • A definition of what constitutes a policy, program or project that advances a Green New Deal for Seattle;
  • Proposals for new policies and programs to advance the Green New Deal for Seattle;
  • Support in planning and implementation of City actions to make Seattle climate-pollution free by 2030;
  • City budget and legislative recommendations;
  • Engagement with departments and existing committees, boards, and commissions.  

We are currently seeking applicants. Learn more about the application process. Applications are due April 16.