The Green Seattle Partnership Blog
Partner Spotlight: Serve Ethiopians Washington
For this month, GSP blog is highlighting the work of one of our partners, Serve Ethiopians Washington (SEWA). Read on to learn more from their team about the crucial work SEWA does for King County’s BIPOC communities, including environmental restoration and sustainability programs.
Local High School Celebrates Centennial Through Service
O’Dea High School, an all-boys Catholic school located on First Hill in Seattle, is celebrating its centennial year by working with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Green Seattle Partnership to restore the natural areas around the sports fields at Genesee Park.
Spring is in the Air!
Temperatures have been steadily warming up, coaxing us to go out and enjoy the sun after a long winter. With the cherry blossoms and red flowering currants starting to add a pop of color to our local landscape, your impulse might be to start brushing away the dredges of winter foliage and restart anew for spring.
Time to Celebrate: International Day of Forests
When you think of forests, your mind might go to a picturesque shot of your local National Park, or a touching scene from the Planet Earth docuseries. As impactful as these images might be, how often have you stopped to consider your local forests?
2022 Year in Review
Wow, community! We had another big year in 2022. Thank you for your continued commitment to Seattle’s forests. Here’s the run down of what we accomplished together this last year.
Forest Carbon Sequestration
Did you know that the Pacific Northwest is among one of the most naturally carbon rich eco-regions in the world, and our westside forests store more carbon and sequester it at higher rates than anywhere else in the United States? As we continue to face the damaging...
Seattle Forest Week 2022 Recap!
GREEN SEATTLE DAY Cheasty Greenspace 29 participants planted 100 plants. Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetland with Tilth Alliance 125 community members attended, and 50 participants planted 152 plants. Lakeridge Park 31 participants planted 33 plants. Discovery Park...
Tree Planting in the Pacific Northwest
Tree's are our natural lifeline! These breath-giving beauties work to enhance the environment, provide shelter for wildlife, increase community well-being, and hold cultural significance, all the while reducing the harmful effects of climate change. In Washington...
The Seasonal Shift: Autumn Equinox 2022
Fall is in the air, local coffee shops have ramped up their autumnal beverages, spooky season is in full force, and the days of a scorching hot summer have began to cool off. The official autumnal equinox took place on Thursday, September 22nd at 9:03 p.m. EDT –...
Seattle participating in multi-city study comparing urban heat and forest cooling across natural areas
Seattle is one of 12 cities across the U.S. that will study the cooling potential of forested parklands. In collaboration with the New York City-based nonprofit Natural Areas Conservancy, the results of this study will help cities prepare for climate change. ...
Disclaimer: the following article uses the word 'queer' as an inclusive term for the LGBTQ+ community. We acknowledge the complicated history of this word. This article was written by a queer staff member at GSP who uses it inclusively, not as a pejorative epithet....
Upcoming Youth Opportunities
Summer is approaching quickly, and that means young adults throughout Seattle are looking for opportunities to get outside and learn about potential careers! Many Green Seattle partners, including King County Parks, Rainier Beach Youth Stewards, and Student...