Align, Amplify, Activate, Accessibility
Sustainable Seattle works to build a thriving future through initiatives that deliver environmental, economic and community benefits, promote equity, and build resilience.
S2 initiatives fall under two umbrellas: Engagement & Participatory Research and Direct Services. These programs reinforce one another to create networked and systems-based impact. As is demonstrated in many traditions of thought around sustainability, including systems thinking, S2 programs are designed to be: interconnected, circular, emergent, whole, synthesizing, and based in relationship.
Interweave supports Seattle’s active community organizers dedicated to an equitable and sustainable region. Interweave is a peer-to-peer network of visionaries with unique-but-aligned methods for sustainability. The RiSE (Resilience, Sustainability, and Equity) track focuses specifically on Frontline and BIPOC-led projects.
Community Resilience Practitioners Network
This network is made up of practitioners, freelancers, contractors, consultants, or otherwise independent agents who work between various clients or organizations to advance sustainability.
This program is currently in beta. To inquire about funding this program’s development, contact em[at]sustainableseattle.org.
Engagement & Leadership
Evident is a highly participatory and collaborative research program that assembles data from a dynamic, representative, and intentional cross-section of community members throughout Seattle by drawing on existing data sets and community researchers.
Sound Listening is an interactive, community-created resource that engages and documents Seattle’s sustainability priorities. S2 events are informed by community-created sustainability topics and Sound Listening themes.
Think Tanks take place quarterly, aligned with theSound Listening theme. Experts and community members come together to dig deep into a timely and pressing sustainability topic for interactive, friendly and welcoming, facilitated research sessions.