SEATTLE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 2, 2019–As Seattle, Washington, continues to become the first city in the nation to launch a comprehensive plan to reduce carbon emissions, we are seeing some big names in the community and beyond coming out with strong endorsements.
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) begins its formal review of Seattle’s proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP), we are getting a good look at what is in store for the region.
The Seattle Times has joined forces with the Seattle Climate Justice Alliance (SCJA) to help bring the city and its residents into the discussion, and SCJA is working with local leaders to develop an action plan that will serve as the backbone of a national strategy to reduce emissions.
The initiative, “Clean Seattle 2020,” is an important step toward achieving the goals of the plan, and we are excited to be partnering with the Times and other local media to share the details with the community.
It is an ambitious plan that aims to significantly reduce emissions and reduce the health impacts of climate change.
The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% below 1990 levels by 2050, and reduce carbon pollution by 40% below the 1990 levels.
The Times is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to support this ambitious goal, and to launch the campaign in conjunction with the City of Seattle and the City’s Climate Action Plan, which was adopted last fall.
SCJA Executive Director Paul J. Maresca said, “We are thrilled to be able to share this story with our readers in a way that will have the most impact and make a difference in the lives of our citizens and communities.”
The City of Vancouver has launched its own plan to cut emissions from its power plants, while in Alaska, the State of Washington is creating a new state of “Clean Arctic,” where citizens can participate in a voluntary, state-led plan to significantly cut methane emissions and other greenhouse gases from the region’s power plants.
Both initiatives are part of the ongoing efforts to reduce the impact of climate and greenhouse gas-induced risks to our planet.
This is important work for all of us, and it is a good thing for Seattle.
For example, as the Times’ reporting shows, Seattle residents are already reducing their carbon footprints and are now contributing more to the region than the city of Seattle.
The Seattle Times will continue to cover Seattle, and the communities and organizations that have joined the effort, through our daily Seattle newsletter, “The Sports Bulletin.”
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Seattle is home to the University of Washington and is a major research and teaching center for science and technology, with many scientific and engineering research projects, including the largest research center in the world.
It has become a leader in the development of the University’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) programs, with nearly a dozen engineering schools and hundreds of graduate students participating in the national and international programs.
In addition to the sports teams, the city is home in large part to the UW Athletics Department, with the athletics program accounting for more than 25% of its total revenue.
The Times and its affiliates are a leader and advocate for sports and communities, and strive to inform the public and provide information to the public that supports community goals.
We provide a forum for people from all walks of life to have their voices heard, and our goal is always to serve the community in a responsible and ethical way.
Seattle has been a leader on climate change and climate action, and its actions on climate, energy, and water are helping us reduce greenhouse gases and to achieve a lower carbon footprint than we have seen before.
We are working with our partners to reduce CO2 emissions and address the impacts of the climate change that we are facing.
We will continue working to create a safer and more resilient world.