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Sustainable Seattle org overview - March 2010

  1. 1. Sustainable Seattle 2010
  2. 2. Founded in 1991, Sustainable Seattle is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in the Central Puget Sound, nationally, and internationally. Mission Sustainable Seattle advances an integrated vision of urban sustainability by measuring progress, building diverse coalitions and undertaking key initiatives.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Sustainable Seattle’s history: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>worldwide leader in sustainability indicators based on participatory action research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cutting edge work, recognized by the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements with an “Excellence in Indicators Best Performance” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>held to be the first &quot;Sustainable Community&quot; organization. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>incubator of today’s sustainability leaders: Richard Conlin, Alan AtKission, Vicki Robins, Ben Packard and Sean Schmidt </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Sustainable Seattle today: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>poised to propel the field of sustainability forward once again </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>two intense years of market survey and program formation lays the foundation for our new programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 program areas building on our past strengths and lessons learned & responding to a call for the future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creation of new leaders in our region through program ownership </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Emerging People, Projects & Ideas Community Connections Indicators into Action Recognition & Awards Program SPARC: Sustainability Partnership and Resource Commons Sustainable Seattle Communications Community Development Policy Hub on Community and Urban Sustainability STARs –Sustainability Training and Resources Dream a Sound Future K-12 Education: Green Labs Design Labs Choose Change
  6. 6. <ul><li>Emerging People, Projects and Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Dream a Sound Future Competition </li></ul>Sustainable Seattle's Dream a Sound Future Competition invites visionaries to lay the path to our future where Seattle and central Puget Sound communities, economies, and ecosystems <ul><li>Imagine Seattle and the Central Puget Sound in 2100: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does it look like? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you get to work? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do your children play? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you love about your community? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will you make the changes you want to see? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Emerging People, Projects and Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>STARs- Sustainability Training and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Providing people with the skills and knowledge to make their lives, surroundings and workplaces more sustainable. </li></ul><ul><li>STARs PALS- Peer Alliance for Leadership in Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>  A network of professionals that are actively integrating sustainability into their work and organizations meeting on a periodic basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming events: </li></ul><ul><li>C heck our website at </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Emerging People, Projects and Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 Sustainability Education: </li></ul><ul><li>-Green Labs: Expanding green learning to social and environmental justice for children, youth, and young adults. -Leadership and Design Labs : Fun, learning fostering tomorrows leaders in our children. </li></ul><ul><li>- Choose Change: Renewable energy projects and a holistic view point. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Community Connections Sustainability Recognition and Awards </li></ul><ul><li>SCOLA- Sustainable Community Outstanding Leadership Awards recognize the sustainability achievements of individuals, businesses and agencies in our community in recognition of their contributions to sustainable development in the Puget Sound region. </li></ul>Recognition- a certification program to help spur sustainable development of our region. It is based on the goals and indicators in
  10. 10. <ul><li>Community Connections SPARC- Sustainability Partnership and Resource Commons </li></ul><ul><li>- SPARC Fiscal Sponsorships: offering a financial relationship and support for sustainability organizations to thrive </li></ul><ul><li>- SPARC Events- Creating and Sustaining Community Events: Sharing capacity, donations and spurring the formation of sustainability community organizations </li></ul><ul><li>- SPARC Videography: A shared resource to more effectively communicate! </li></ul><ul><li>-SPARC Space: one roof and shared resources from fundraisers to a common calendar </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Community Connections Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Practicing transparency and communicating Sustainable Seattle’s </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Seattle Blog Spot – to inform and spark ideas in our community </li></ul><ul><li>SCAN Blog- build relationships and showcase best practices and challenges in the urban environment internationally </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships- fostering and building collaboration </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Indicators into Action </li></ul><ul><li>Community Development </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators 1993, 1995, 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>SUNI Project </li></ul><ul><li>NABRS project – pilot project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 sustainability scorecards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Now: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building a replicable and scalable process that empowers neighbors and produces a sustainability scorecard for further action and influence on policy </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Indicators into Action </li></ul><ul><li>Phocus- Policy Hub on Community and Urban Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>How do we get from point a to point b? </li></ul><ul><li>Policy points for grassroots activist </li></ul><ul><li>Access to lawmakers </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Indicators into Action </li></ul><ul><li>B-Sustainable Information Commons </li></ul><ul><li>3 aspects: </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source Code-Base </li></ul><ul><li>Use </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Sustainable Seattle 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration, Social Justice and Education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green and new jobs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walking the talk – transparency and organizational structure </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Sustainable Seattle 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our future is ours to define. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our vision is ours to realize . </li></ul></ul></ul>