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Talking Headways Podcast: How We’ve Subsidized Driving (and What To Do About It) (Streetsblog)

When an employer cashes out the free parking or a apartment building unbundles the parking, that you get somewhere between a 10 and 30 percent reduction in…


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Articles

Could the voting rights fight hinder climate and energy policies? (Politico)

“The same people that are impacted by climate change and pollution and environmental injustice are the same people that are targeted by voter suppression and corporate polluter money because the…


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What’s In a Name: Ending Exclusionary Zoning (The Urbanist)

Big changes are underway to right historical wrongs, and we can’t rebuild Seattle in a day or with one piece of legislation, but this one piece of legislation is absolutely a critical…


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An American Buys an E-Bike Every 52 Seconds (Streetsblog)

As Washington gears up to pour billions into getting Americans behind the wheel of electric cars, demand for electric bicycles is soaring — and advocates say that demand would be even…


Editor’s note: Sierra Club Seattle Group recently signed on to this important letter from the Housing Development Consortium, which we share here to amplify our call.

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Photo courtesy of SDOT

June 22nd, 2021

Dear Mayor Durkan and OPCD,

RE: Call for the Release of the Racial Equity Toolkit Analysis Report

On behalf of our…


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Sierra Club Announces Support for Black Reparations

As the climate crisis continues to disproportionately harm Black communities, it is up to us to build an intersectional climate justice movement that ensures a habitable planet for all people. And we cannot…


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The Queer City: How to Design More Inclusive Public Space (StreetsBlog)

City planners need to cater to the specific needs of all sectors of the population. For the LGBTQ+ community, this does not just mean preserving venues and historic landmarks…


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Every Child Matters: 215 Memorial. Daybreak Star Cultural Center, Friday June 4, 2021, 5pm

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We, alongside our neighbors in Canada, are heartbroken over the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of Indigenous children at a Kamloops residential school.

If you’d like to donate to help survivors, one option is the Indian Residential Schools Survivors…


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I can feel your breath’: when COVID-19 and environmental racism collide (The Narwhal)

“Environmental racism is based on this idea that we aren’t human enough to deserve a clean environment. Nobody cares if we get sick and die because we’re…


The Seattle Group Executive Committee is now recruiting.

Do you:
-Have all the Link Light Rail expansion plans memorized?
-Bore friends at parties by talking endlessly about the housing crisis?
-Evangelize your e-bike everywhere you go?

Congratulations, you‘re just our type!

Sierra Club Seattle Group wants YOU for our executive…

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