362 US Climate Mayors commit to adopt, honor and uphold Paris Climate Agreement goals
STATEMENT FROM THE CLIMATE MAYORS IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT
Thursday, June 1st 2017
The President’s denial of global warming is getting a cold reception from America’s cities.
As 362 US Mayors representing 66 million Americans, we will adopt, honor, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement. We will intensify efforts to meet each of our cities’ current climate goals, push for new action to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target, and work together to create a 21st century clean energy economy.
We will continue to lead. We are increasing investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. We will buy and create more demand for electric cars and trucks. We will increase our efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, create a clean energy economy, and stand for environmental justice. And if the President wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement, we’ll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks.
The world cannot wait — and neither will we.
Trees for Neighborhoods
Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has helped Seattle residents plant over 7,300 trees in their yards and along the street. That's 7,300 more trees working to clean our air and water, make our streets more walkable, and our neighborhoods healthier! See where the trees are planted.
When you participate in Trees for Neighborhoods, you receive:
- Help selecting the right tree and planting location
- Free trees (up to 4 per household, lifetime max of 6)
- A watering bag & mulch for each tree
- Training on proper planting and care
- Assistance applying for street tree planting permits
- Ongoing care reminders and future pruning workshop opportunities
- Tree delivery & planting assistance if you need physical help or lack access to a vehicle
- Street tree evaluations for the first couple of years to let you know how your trees are doing
APPLY NOW Application period closes on Monday, August 14.
Plant a Tree in 2017!
Trees for Neighborhoods takes place every year. The application opens in July and trees are distributed in the fall.
- Evaluate your planting site and this year's tree options. Click here to view this year's tree options.Select the tree best suited for the space.
- Under power lines? Select one of the power line approved tree.
- Planting along the street? Review the minimum planting strip width requirements before selecting your tree.
- Backyard space? Choose the largest tree appropriate for your site.
- Apply for trees. Due to limited availabilty of some species, applications will be randomly selected after the application period has closed on August 14. Not everyone who applies will receive trees. Follow this link to apply for trees.
- In the fall, pick up your trees and attend a planting workshop to learn how to plant and care for them. Tree pickup and workshop events will be held on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 29. On these days you can come any time between 9 am - 2 pm. Plan to be there for about 1 hour. You can choose either date when you apply. Tree pickup and workshops are at the University of Washington's Botanic Gardens.
- Bring your trees home and plant them Stay connected to Trees for Seattle and receive tips and tree care reminders to keep your trees healthy.
Download the 2017 tree guide to help you decide which tree is best for your space or share with your friends and neighbors.
Rain Garden Incentive Programs for Seattle/Puget Sound Homeowners
All across Puget Sound, local governments are seeing diverse benefits to helping private landowners build rain gardens. Generous incentive programs continue to be rolled out so check back if your area isn’t listed yet.
Lake Forest Park offers mini-grants for rain gardens.
The City of Shoreline offers rebates for rain gardens
The city of Puyallup offers technical assistance and a cost-share program to homeowners who install rain gardens.
Kitsap County supports rain gardens and the Kitsap Conservation District Rain Garden Cost-Share Program for homeowners is also well underway. Contact Teresa Brooks at (360) 337-7171 Ext. 24 for more information.
The city of Tacoma has launched its own rain garden program
Thurston County offers incentives for rain gardens
The cities of Olympia and Lacey both offer incentives for rain gardens.
The city of Bellingham offers technical support for rain gardens and rebates in some areas
Port Angeles is offering rebates to homeowners who build rain gardens and disconnect downspouts. Learn more here.
The city of Everett offers their “Let it Rain” rebate program to homeowners. More info here.
More incentive programs are being developed in other cities across the region, so check back here or ask your local city or county office if they offer rain garden incentives or will be offering them any time soon.
Fall planting party!
Planting @ Magnuson Park on Sunday Oct. 12th, noon-2pm
We will have about 30 tree's and bushes that need to be planted in the location below. Planting in this area will have a cooling effect on the pavement of Sports field drive, it will help retain water and prevent excess water and flooding to the fields below, provide habitat for wildlife as well as take in and store over 1000 lbs of Carbon! Not to mention naturally purifying the air and water that get filtered through the tree's and plants. We need your help!
Nice job Maryland!
Maryland now provides free trees to eligible land owners to help convert lawns to woodland! This means cleaner air and water, less carbon dioxide, and less pollution from lawnmowers and fertilizer.