Seattle Carbon Neutral Community Forum

On Sept. 14 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. members of the City Council will discuss carbon neutrality for the city.

On Sept. 14 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. members of the City Council will discuss carbon neutrality for the city.

Community groups will present their ideas on what Seattle should be doing over the next three years to reach our climate protections goals in eight sectors: transportation, green jobs, land use, energy, youth, neighborhoods, food systems and zero waste.

Seattle City Light became the first utility in the nation to fully offset its carbon emissions in 2005 and has maintained that net-zero status ever since.

Carbon emissions have been linked to climate change, which is a serious concern for a hydroelectric utility. City Light depends on winter snowpack for our dams to make electricity during the summer when the snow melts. Warmer temperatures could mean less snowpack, and a smaller “battery” for our electricity generation.

For more information about the forum and the city’s efforts, visit the website or follow the Initiative on Facebook and Twitter (@ghgfreeseattle).

Contact the Council with questions at carbonneutral@seattle.gov. Visitors are encouraged to use mass transit whenever possible. Visit King County Metro for more information. Event parking is available at the SeaPark Garage (Sixth Avenue between Cherry and James) for $3 after 3 p.m.

Carbon Neutral Community Forum
September 14, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave
Bertha Knight Landes Room