Business support will be a key element of success for the Green Seattle Partnership. One goal is to increase the number of businesses that contribute to the Green Seattle Partnership through four basic activities:
- Cash Donations
- In-kind contributions (equipment and materials)
- Employee participation in Green Seattle Partnership events
- Refrain from planting or selling of invasive plants
We will seek business participation including donations and in-kind contributions. We’ll recruit corporate sponsors to hold employee stewardship events at Green Seattle Partnership sites and ask that businesses contribute the supplies and materials necessary for the event.
Additionally, we will encourage landscape supply businesses to refrain from selling plants listed as “Weeds of Concern” by the . These plants include yellow flag iris and varietals of English ivy. While these plants may be as economically destructive as some Class A noxious weeds, they are not restricted in King County. The Green Seattle Partnership will work with business directly and through outreach programs of King County and the state universities to provide education on invasive plants and suitable alternatives for sale. Our communications plan envisions a program to get English ivy classified as an invasive within the industry. We will also seek opportunities with gardening shows on local television channels.