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This is What Climate Leadership Looks Like

This is What Climate Leadership Looks Like

Posted by Eileen V. Quigley | Aug 18, 2014

With Congress unwilling to take concerted action on climate change, it's worth noting that county and city leaders in the Northwest are up to the task of climate leadership at the regional scale. Read More »

Forms Unfolding

Forms Unfolding

Posted by Endrias Kinfe | Jul 13, 2014

Seven high school sophomores create a mural to depict what they learned after job-shadowing agents of change in the Seattle community as part of their school curriculum. Endrias Kinfe, who shadowed Climate Solutions' Eileen V. Quigley, explains what the mural indicates about what he learned about making change. Read More »

50x30 Carbon Reduction: What It Will Take

50x30 Carbon Reduction: What It Will Take

Posted by Elizabeth Willmott | Jun 19, 2014

In early 2014, the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C) asked New Energy Cities to analyze what it would take to achieve meaningful carbon reduction goals at community scale in the near term. NEC identified a combination of strategies that would be necessary to make 50 percent reduction by 2030. Read More »

King County Prop 1: Why maintaining Metro bus service is a climate solution

King County Prop 1: Why maintaining Metro bus service is a climate solution

Posted by Eileen V. Quigley | Apr 09, 2014

On Earth Day—April 22—King County, WA voters should resoundingly pass Proposition 1 to keep Metro bus service at current levels, and send a strong message of support for our region’s environment, economy, and citizens. Read More »

It's Not Too Late, But It's Not Too Soon

It's Not Too Late, But It's Not Too Soon

Posted by Elizabeth Willmott | Mar 05, 2014

New Energy Cities newsletter from March 2014 featuring: the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration, a report describing what it would take to achieve 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, and news on city-led climate solutions and clean energy innovation. Read More »

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