Futurewise is hosting a brown bag on Wednesday about Seattle’s Carbon-Neutrality goals:
Seattle Carbon Neutral Initiative: Innovations for Station Areas and Town Centers
Speakers: Seattle Council Member Mike OBrien and Seattle Planning Commission Executive Director Barbara Wilson
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17th, Noon-1:15
Place: GGLO Space atthe Steps, 1301 First Avenue, Seattle(Enter from Harbor Steps)map
Description: Earlier this year, the Seattle City Council set the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030kicking off an ongoing process to define both the goal and the policy tools to get the city there. Come hear from Council Member Mike OBrien, who spearheaded a six-month volunteer-led effort to examinecarbon neutrality through the lens of various sectors, including land use, energy, and transportation. Then hear fromSeattle Planning Commission Executive Director Barbara Wilson on their new publication Transit Station Communities and its policy implications on both carbon emission reduction and creation of livable neighborhoods.
I wonder if the tunnel will come up?
In all seriousness, I think “carbon neutrality” in the context of a unit as small as a City is a pretty sketchy concept, but thinking seriously about our major emissions sources can’t help but reduce our impact, and if done intelligently can actually improve our economic and fiscal position.