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Protecting our planet and our community from extreme wildfires

Ronda Strauch is a Climate Change Research and Adaptation Advisor for Seattle City Light As wildfires begin to blaze in the Southwest, it’s clear that wildfire risk reduction is an important investment in protecting our planet. Although wildfire is a natural disturbance event, wildfire can be unwelcome in the wrong… [ Keep reading ]

2022 Wildlife Research Program Grants Recipients Announced

Last month, City Light selected project recipients for the 2022 Wildlife Research Grants, funded by the Wildlife Research Program (WRP). These projects aim to improve wildlife conservation and management within the North Cascades ecoregion as part of the mitigation program implemented by Seattle City Light for the Skagit River Hydroelectric… [ Keep reading ]

City Light’s commitment to environmental stewardship

Denise Krownbell is a Strategic Advisor with the Environment, Land and Licensing Business Unit at Seattle City Light. To celebrate Earth Month, we are highlighting how City Light demonstrates its commitment to environmental stewardship. Environmental stewardship is defined as the responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation… [ Keep reading ]

How City Light and other utilities and agencies are addressing invasive species

From small lakes to large rivers and reservoirs, Washington state boasts some of the world’s most beautiful and pristine waterways. But below the surface, there can be a menagerie of invasive plants, fish and mussels (to name a few) that threaten our waterways and fragile ecosystems. Some aquatic invasive species,… [ Keep reading ]

Grass lawns are harmful to the environment—here’s what you can do instead

Joel Ferreiro is a Gardener on Seattle City Light’s Landscapes Team. The Lawn Problem Think of some popular crops grown in the United States. What comes to mind? Corn, wheat, and barley might be at the top of your list, as they are ones that help sustain human and animal… [ Keep reading ]

City Light and partners use trees to “plant” a new South Fork Tolt River

This summer, City Light and its agency partners, including the Tulalip Tribes, NOAA Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Seattle Public Utilities and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, continued to revitalize the South Fork Tolt River. In early July, the group placed 117 trees throughout the river using… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light creates multimillion-dollar fund to support fish on the Skagit

Fund brings substantial new resources to protect, conserve, and restore the fisheries resources and aquatic habitat of the Skagit River With a unanimous vote of the City Council on Monday, Seattle created a new fund to support endangered fish species in the Skagit River watershed, including bull trout and Chinook salmon. As Seattle City Light… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

This story was written by Kiyomi Morris, greenhouse gas strategic advisor. As our recent heat wave emphasizes, the prevalence of greenhouse gas emissions in our atmosphere continues to negatively impact the planet in many ways. As industries and governments across the globe continue to work together to address this issue, the City of Seattle has… [ Keep reading ]

Escalent Names Seattle City Light a 2021 Environmental Champion

Each Earth Day, Escalent, a top human behavior and analytics firm, evaluates and ranks utilities on Environmental Dedication, determining which utilities are considered Environmental Champions. This year, Seattle City Light joined 31 utilities recognized as 2021 Environmental Champions. City Light, one of eight western electric utilities recognized, scored 726 points out of a 1,000-point maximum scale. These and other findings are based on the Cogent Syndicated 2021 Utility Trusted Brand &… [ Keep reading ]

We Power Seattle – Stewards of Our Planet

For more than 50 years people around the globe have celebrated Earth Day on April 22. Today, we celebrate with more than a billion people in nearly 200 countries, highlighting the environment and the importance of building a healthy, sustainable planet. While City Light has delivered renewable hydropower for more than a… [ Keep reading ]