Posts categorized under Climate & Environment Archives - Office of the Mayor

Mayor Durkan Announces Industrial and Maritime Strategy Council to Help Develop Comprehensive Plan for Supporting Industrial and Maritime Jobs and Innovation

Seattle Has Opportunity to Develop a Comprehensive Strategy for the Future of the Industrial and Maritime Sectors Citywide Panel and Neighborhood-based Groups in Ballard, SODO, Interbay/Armory, and Georgetown/South Park to Advise Strategy Seattle (November 8, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the creation of the City’s Industrial and Maritime Strategy… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Joins Fellow Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge Winners at C40 World Mayor Summit to Release New Climate Action Playbook

If Adopted by the 100 Largest American Cities, the Winning Strategies Could Collectively Reduce City Emissions by 28.5%, Meeting Their Share of the Country’s National Paris Target by 2025  COPENHAGEN, DK — Today at the 2019 C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, Mayor Durkan joined Mike Bloomberg to release… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation to Help Combat Climate Crisis by Converting Thousands of Oil-Heated Seattle Homes to Cleaner, Lower Carbon Electric Heat

Using Oil for Heat One of the Most Expensive and Polluting Forms of Home Heating in Seattle  Converting Homes to Cleaner Electricity Would Provide Carbon Pollution Reduction Equivalent to Taking 90,000 Cars off Seattle’s Roads for an Entire Year, A Key Step to Becoming Carbon Neutral by 2050  Seattle (October… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates City Council’s Passage of Her Plan to Convert Thousands of Oil-Heated Seattle Homes to Cleaner, Lower Carbon Electric and Help Fight Climate Change

Using Oil for Heat One of the Most Expensive and Polluting Forms of Home Heating in Seattle   Converting Homes to Cleaner Electricity Would Provide Carbon Pollution Reduction Equivalent to Taking 90,000 Cars off Seattle’s Roads for an Entire Year, A Key Step to Becoming Carbon Neutral by 2050   SEATTLE (September 23,… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2020 Proposed Budget

Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 2020 Proposed Budget invests in our shared vision for a better future. Her budget makes responsible investments in five key priorities: Youth opportunity; public safety; homelessness; housing; and transit and transportation. The 2020 Proposed Budget is balanced, totaling approximately $6.5 billion. WATCH THE SPEECH FACT SHEET Download… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Restrictions on the Use of Pesticides Containing Glyphosate by City Departments

 City Will Review Pesticides as Part of Update to the Integrated Pest Management Program  Seattle (August 23, 2019) – To help protect residents and City employees from toxic chemicals, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that she has signed Executive Order 2019-05 restricting the use of pesticides containing glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, by City departments.   Effective immediately, City… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Applauds Council’s Passage of Green New Deal Resolution, Commits to Executive Order Directing City Departments to Expedite Climate Action

SEATTLE (August 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny Durkan today reiterated the City’s commitment to Seattle’s Climate Action Plan and applauded City Council’s vote to approve a resolution in support the Green New Deal. In April 2018, Mayor Durkan announced Seattle’s Climate Action Plan, which includes many of the key goals… [Read more]

To Help Combat Climate Crisis, Mayor Durkan Proposes Converting Thousands of Oil-Heated Seattle Homes to Cleaner, Lower Carbon Electric Heat

Using Oil for Heat One of the Most Expensive and Polluting Forms of Home Heating in Seattle  Converting Homes to Cleaner Electricity Would Provide Carbon Pollution Reduction Equivalent to Taking 90,000 Cars off Seattle’s Roads for an Entire Year, A Key Step to Becoming Carbon Neutral by 2050  SEATTLE (August… [Read more]

STATEMENT: Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council for Approving Her Resolution Protesting Proposed U.S. Navy Air & Water Training Exercises That Could Endanger Southern Resident Orca Whales

SEATTLE (August 5, 2019) – Mayor Jenny Durkan today applauded City Council for its 9 – 0 vote to approve her resolution protesting proposed testing and training by the United States Navy that could endanger Southern resident orca whales and other marine mammals in the Puget Sound through the use… [Read more]