Join us on Wednesday, July 17 for a sneak peek of the new Sundance Cinema in Seattle! The evening will include a reception, popcorn with real butter, and a special showing of our Solutions Stories videos in addition to the main feature. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Climate Solutions. Learn more and purchase your tickets here.
Hot off the presses
The administration needs to do a lot more to accelerate clean energy adoption and pick up the ball on addressing climate change this term. But a good first step is to divest resources from a mature industry that dominates the energy market, sending taxpayer money out of the country and into its own bank accounts.
Seattle’s municipal utility and the people behind one of the world’s most-efficient commercial buildings are trying to reinvent the business model for financing so-called deep energy efficiency improvements, which could generate hundreds of billions of dollars of construction activity and energy savings, and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Financial leaders join more than 150 other American businesses, including industry icons General Motors Co., Intel and Nike and more than 100 ski areas, in asserting, “Tackling climate change is one of America’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century … There must be a coordinated effort to combat climate change—with America taking the lead here at home.”
Coastal vegetation continues to hold on to carbon for thousands of years, in contrast to normal forests. Paying attention to where the carbon is, and where it is going, is vitally important to understand the challenges we face in addressing climate change.
As the North American host of World Environment Day, the City of Roses wasn’t content with keeping it to one day.