Seattle City Light Superintendent Jorge Carrasco has been named to a Green Ribbon Commission created by Mayor Mike McGinn to steward development of the Seattle Climate Action Plan.
Co-chaired by Denis Hayes, President of the Bullitt Foundation, and Doris Koo, Senior Advisor to Enterprise Community Partners, the primary charge of the Green Ribbon Commission will be to help the city of Seattle create a climate action plan that increases the circle of economic prosperity, affordable housing, public health, and social equity while protecting our planet for future generations.
“The challenge for this Green Ribbon Commission will be to fully integrate our climate goals with our job creation and social equity goals,” McGinn said. “Cities that do so will be leaders in creating a new model for quality of life, environmental sustainability and economic success. I thank all the members of the Green Ribbon Commission for their commitment to this vision and their service.”
The Green Ribbon Commission is comprised of business, civic, and environmental leaders. The City convened a Green Ribbon Commission in 2005 to help develop the Seattle’s first climate action plan. The mayor was a member of the 2005 Green Ribbon Commission, as were several returning members of the Green Ribbon Commission, including co-chairs Denis Hayes and Doris Koo.
“Seattle’s 2005 Green Ribbon Commission launched one of the nation’s first municipal climate action plans,” said Hayes. “I’m pleased today to join another diverse, talented group to help Seattle demonstrate that a low-carbon future can also be a healthy, vibrant, and prosperous future.”
The Green Ribbon Commission will meet six times between May and October 2012. The Office of Sustainability & Environment is supporting the Green Ribbon Commission and leading the City’s climate action planning process.
Learn more about the work of the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment.
Green Ribbon Commission members:
Co-Chair, Denis Hayes, president, Bullitt Foundation
Co-Chair, Doris Koo, senior advisor, Enterprise Community Partners
Sean Bagsby, vice president, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 46
Jorge Carrasco, superintendent, Seattle City Light
Gene Duvernoy, president, Forterra
Dr. David Fleming, director and health officer, Public Health – Seattle and King County
Hilary Franz, executive director, Futurewise
Dr. Howard Frumkin, dean, University of Washington School of Public Health
Brian Geller, executive director, Seattle 2030 District
Terri Glaberson, executive director, CoolMom
KC Golden, policy director, Climate Solutions
Bert Gregory, chief executive officer, Mithun
Peter Hahn, director, Seattle Department of Transportation
Rob Johnson, executive director, Transportation Choices Coalition
Craig Kenworthy, executive director, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Michael Mann, president, Cyan Strategics
Chris Martin, president, CleanScapes
Brice Maryman, landscape architect, SvR Design Co.
Estela Ortega, executive director, El Centro de la Raza
Megan Owen, director of market development, McKinstry
Ben Packard, vice president for global responsibility, Starbucks Coffee Co.
Kathleen Casey Ridihalgh, senior organizing manager, Sierra Club
Tania Maria Rosario, political director, Service Employees International Union, Local 6
Jill Simmons, director, Office of Sustainability & Environment
Diane Sugimura, director, Seattle Department of Planning & Development
Harold S. Taniguchi, director, King County Department of Transportation
Jason Twill, senior project manager for sustainability, Vulcan
Kathy Washienko, national advisory board executive committee, Union of Concerned Scientists