Thursday, September 20, 2007

Seattle Climate Action Now


Columbia City CAN Kick-Off Event
Saturday, September 22nd 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mayor Nickels to present at 10:00 am

Bike Works, Cascade Bicycle Club, the Bicycle Alliance, the Bikery and Tutta Bella Restaurant are pleased to announce a new collaboration with the City of Seattle and over seventy community partners and local businesses who are coming together to inspire concrete action on climate change. The community-wide effort, called Seattle Climate Action Now (Seattle CAN!), invites all Seattle residents to become part of the solution to climate change by taking concrete steps to increase home energy efficiency and transportation efficiency. The campaign also provides avenues for civic engagement and collective action. The practical steps promoted in the campaign will help build a stronger, healthier community for our families today and will also help ensure a brighter tomorrow for our children and grandchildren.

Come learn about climate pollution reduction and how biking more and driving less can be better for you and the planet. You can learn about bike maintenance, find out about how to get started in bike commuting, how to fit a bike and a helmet, figure out the best routes to ride, get local bike maps, learn about combined bike & bus commutes, and much more.

Join us for food, fun and refreshments and enter a raffle to win a free bike!

Seattle Climate Action Now! offers three tools:

1. Climate Action & Resource Web Portal www.SeattleCAN.org is a one-stop-shop designed to help you take climate action. The site includes:

  • Get Started Guide for Climate Action in Seattle
  • Zerofootprint Climate Action Planner - Tool to help residents calculate their carbon footprint, create an action plan for reducing it, track progress over time, and connect with others taking action
  • Partners & Resources - Information about campaign partners and resources to help you take climate action
  • Community Events Calendar

2. Climate Action Partnerships

The diverse network of community-based, nonprofit, and business partners who are collaborating to get the word out about climate action each bring a unique area of expertise and perspective. To learn more about who is participating in the campaign and why - or for information about how to join as an organizational partner - visit www.SeattleCAN.org

3. Community Action Days

Community events designed to help Seattle residents increase home energy efficiency (fall-winter emphasis) and reduce transportation emissions (spring-summer emphasis). Home energy and transportation are Seattle's two largest sources of climate pollution. The events will emphasize collective action, where possible, and will provide opportunities for partners to co-promote their activities and resources.

Bike Works, Cascade Bicycle Club, the Bicycle Alliance and the Bikery will continue to look for ways to engage our members throughout this year-long campaign and your input is vital. Contact us if you would like to help plan future events and activities. Working together, Seattle CAN make a difference!

1 comment:

Tim K said...

Isn't the 22nd also World Car Free day? Seems like a pretty good tie in, though I'm surprised I haven't heard anything prior to this.

We've been looking for a 2007 Seattle Car Free Day event for a while but haven't seen anything. I think we'll be over at Starcrossed, but this looks like a good event.