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Seattle Climate Tech: Oct 16 - Oct 23
Recycled fashion, solar summits, pacific salmon, corporate ESG, tree planting, and more this week!
The leaves are changing 🍂, the rain has come 🌧️, and we're officially headed into the fall season here in the PNW. Whether you want to stay indoors or be outside, there are 20 great climate events for the rest of October to choose from. Here are a few we’re excited about for this week:
🌱 USGBC Washington: The Impact of Corporate ESG and Green Building Policies: on Tuesday in downtown Seattle
🎥 Film showing: "Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change": on Thursday in Columbia City
☀️ 2023 Washington State Solar Summit: on Friday in South Seattle
👗 Refashioned - A Recycled Fashion Show For A Cause, Fundraiser Event!: on Friday in Belltown
🌳 Annual Green SeaTac Day Tree Planting: on Saturday in SeaTac
As always, scroll down for the full list of upcoming events.
Maya, Alec, and the Climate Tech Cities Team
🌎 Climate Tech Cities and Streetlife Ventures Startup and Talent Platforms
Climate Tech Cities and Streetlife Ventures are launching new platforms to support climate founders, funders, and career transitioners! There is no shortage of great companies raising money for their groundbreaking ideas, great investors looking to support with capital, and great talent living the mantra that every job is a climate job. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Events This Week
🌍 Bullitt Center Tours 2023: Tue, Oct 17
🐟 Covenant of the Salmon People: Wed, Oct 18
👚 Wear Your Values Workshop: Thu, Oct 19
🎥 Film showing: "Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change": Thu, Oct 19
☀️ 2023 Washington State Solar Summit: Fri, Oct 20
💧 Splash Course in Pacific Salmon: Sat, Oct 21
🌲 Thinning Your Forest for Climate Resilience: Sat, Oct 21
🍎 Volunteer at 21 Acres: Farm Stewardship: Sat, Oct 21
🌳 Annual Green SeaTac Day Tree Planting: Sat, Oct 21
Read on for more details about this week’s happenings and upcoming events this month
🌲 Timber Connections: Tue, Oct 24
🎤 UW Decarbonization Town Hall: Wed, Oct 25
🏗️ Embodied Carbon: Sources, Strategies, & Solutions: Thu, Oct 26
👩🌾2023 Gathering on Regenerative Farming: Thu, Oct 26
🌍 21 Acres Green Building Tour: Fri, Oct 27
🎠WSU Extension’s Climate Carnival 2023: Sat, Oct 28
🏢 Space Needle Building Tour: Thu, Nov 2
🌱 Volunteer at 21 Acres: Farm Stewardship: Sat, Nov 4
🎲Climate Fresk: Sat, Nov 4
When: Tue, Oct 17th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: MG2, 1101 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA
USGBC Presentation & Q+A introducing a new portfolio program, followed by an expert panel discussion on the intersection of corporate ESG practices, green building initiatives, and climate change mitigation. Networking & refreshments will be provided.
When: Tue, Oct 17th from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Bullitt Center, 1501 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA
The Bullitt Center, the greenest office building in the world, offers public tours 2 days a week. Tours include the building's mechanical and electrical rooms, water treatment systems, and more. Visitors must wear a face mask during the tour.
When: Wed, Oct 18th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Franke Tobey Jones, 206 North J Street, Tacoma, WA
Meaningful Movies Tacoma is presenting a screening and community conversation highlighting a powerful documentary about the Nez Perce Tribe's covenant with salmon and their efforts to uphold it amidst dams and climate impacts. Guest speakers will include Joseph Bogaard, Executive Director of Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition.
When: Thu, Oct 19th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Voyager, 5333 Ballard Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA
Join the Remake Seattle Community to learn how the clothes you buy and wear impact your life, the lives of garment workers as well as all living beings. Every purchase you make is a vote for the kind of world you want to see. Attend this workshop to find out which brands have transparent supply chains and how to be a conscious consumer. Consider making a donation to support Remake's work in fighting for fair pay and climate justice within the fashion industry.
When: Thu, Oct 19th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S., Seattle, WA
This documentary reveals how global warming is affecting the culture and survival of the Native people who live at the top of the world, focusing on the life of Inuit women and men who rely on hunting and fishing. Discussion will follow.
When: Fri, Oct 20th from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Where: South Seattle College, 6000 16th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA
The Washington State Solar Summit is an annual event for industry stakeholders to gather information and network. It tackles the most timely issues and conversations surrounding solar energy and adoption in Washington. It is a must-attend conference for anyone engaged in solar deployment, education, and advocacy in Washington state.
When: Fri, Oct 20th from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Where: Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, 14th Avenue Southwest, Burien, WA
Join us for an inspiring event hosted by Burien Collaborative at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church in Burien, WA, USA. This in-person webinar will introduce a radical approach to trauma by incorporating conscientization, embodied reflection and action. It will offer an opportunity for social justice equity workers to cultivate decolonial strategies for change, resilience and sustainability. Part 2 will be hosted November 3.
When: Fri, Oct 20th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: 2301 1st Ave, 2301 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA
Join us for a night where art, creative recycle and fashion collide. This fundraiser event will highlight local fashion designers who focus on using recycled textile materials. Doors open at 6PM, fashion show starts at 7PM, with networking, pop-up shop, and beverages available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Chayah Movement in paying the wages of Sustainable Fashion Interns and more.
When: Sat, Oct 21st from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Where: Chautauqua Elementary School, 9309 Southwest Cemetery Road, Vashon, WA
Learn about the life cycle, species diversity, life histories, and habitat needs of Pacific salmon in the beautiful rural setting of Vashon Island, WA. Collaborate with other classroom teachers about teaching strategies. Practice skills to deliver accurate information related to climate change while encouraging hope and inspiring action in your students. Visit salmon habitat sites including streams and shorelines. Familiarize yourself with local resources and teaching aids. Take time to align your teaching goals to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Leave with new, improved methods for Pacific salmon education in your classroom.
When: Sat, Oct 21st from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Where: 6212 Rosedale St NW, 6212 Rosedale Street Northwest, Gig Harbor, WA
This free workshop will introduce forest owners to strategies for increasing their forests' resilience in the face of climate change. Topics include evaluating forest health, selecting climate-adapted species, reducing fire risk, and funding forest stewardship. Participants can also sign up for free site visits with forestry experts. Presented by Northwest Natural Resource Group with support from USDA/NIFA.
When: Sat, Oct 21st from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, 13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville, WA
Ready to get involved in your local food system? Work alongside knowledgeable 21 Acres staff on a variety of seasonal restoration and farm projects that build soil health and climate resilience.
When: Sat, Oct 21st from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: North SeaTac Park & Ball Fields, South 128th Street, SeaTac, WA
Help restore North SeaTac Park's forest by removing invasive weeds and planting native trees, shrubs, and other plants. Join over 200 volunteers and community partners in this annual event to clean and cool the air in the community. Registration is required and can be done online or on-site. Contact: email@example.com.
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We are expanding! We started as an 8-person dinner and now have over 4,000 members in our community. We’ve had people across the world reach out to us to start their own chapters - so we’re launching a new Climate Tech Cities organization this year! If you have friends who are interested in becoming chapter leads, please share the word. Here’s to a global network of local communities making a positive impact!