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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Community Forum on Carbon Neutrality Hosted by Seattle City Council, Tuesday

Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien invites citizens interested in Carbon Neutrality as a goal for Seattle to a Community Forum this Tuesday at 6pm in Bertha Knight-Landes Room.

This could be a great venue to emphasize the value that preserving existing trees and increasing the canopy would have in the carbon neutrality goal. The goals of carbon neutrality and tree canopy are not counter active, but should work in tandem to really balance community values and community character.

The Council is looking for input and ideas from citizens on how "Carbon Neutrality" can be implemented on policy, private sector, non-profit and personal levels.

The Council will hear from community members who will present their recommended actions Seattle can take over the next 1-3 years as we start down the path towards carbon neutrality.

I’ve reviewed drafts of many of these recommendations, and I am impressed with the thoughtfulness of these recommendations that are both grounded in reality but will challenge us to tackle bold issues. We are hosting a website for these efforts, which can provide helpful background on this effort here: 

If you would like to RSVP to this event, please reply to

I hope to see you there!


 Councilmember Mike O'Brien
 Seattle City Council
 Po Box 34025
 Seattle, WA 98124-4025

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