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Seattle Climate Tech: Sep 19 - Sep 25
Furniture repair, green buildings, solar energy, happy hours, and more events this week!
Hope everyone’s enjoying the tail end of our beautiful Seattle summer. This continues to be a jam packed month with 35 events over the next two weeks, 14 of which are happening this coming week.
Here are a few events this week we’re really excited about:
🧠 Climate & Mental Health Nexus: Today at UW
🌿 WPPA 2023 Environmental Seminar: On Wednesday in Tacoma
💧 Putting the ‘Action’ in the Ocean Climate Action Plan: On Wednesday in Seattle
🪑 Join Seattle's Women and Climate Chapter at the Furniture Repair Bank: On Thursday in Seattle
🏢 Green Building Slam: On Friday in Bellingham
As always, scroll down for the full list of upcoming events.
Maya and Alec
Community Shoutouts: PNW Climate Week
T-minus 1 week until the first ever PNW Climate Week officially kicks off! Check out the website and see below for the full list of Seattle events.
🌎 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
🏗️ 2nd Infraday Pacific Northwest: Tue, Sep 19
🧠 Climate & Mental Health Nexus: Tue, Sep 19
🌿 WPPA 2023 Environmental Seminar: Wed, Sep 20
☀️ Stand up for solar coalition kick off: Thu, Sep 21
🧵 Sewing III - Zero Waste: Thu, Sep 21
⚡ 21 Acres Green Building Tour: Fri, Sep 22
🌲 Climate Connections for Washington: Fri, Sep 22
🏢 Green Building Slam: Fri, Sep 22
🍻 Sunday Tacoma Climate Happy Hour (PNW Climate Week): Sun, Sep 24
🥕 Food & Regen Agri Talk (PNW Climate Week): Mon, Sep 25
Read on for more details about this week’s happenings and upcoming events this month
Events This Month
☀️ Seattle Renewable Energy Panel (PNW Climate Week): Tue, Sep 26
⚡ Lightning Talks (PNW Climate Week): Tue, Sep 26
🚘 Seattle Climate Ecosystem (PNW Climate Week): Wed, Sep 27
💼 PNW Climate Week X Terra.do Job Fair: Wed, Sep 27
🎥 Covenant of the Salmon People: Wed, Sep 27
🚸 Seattle Climate Papa Meetup + Playdate: Wed, Sep 27
🖼️ Design for a Better World: Wed, Sep 27
🏢 Clean Buildings Symposium: Thu, Sep 28
♻️ Recology Recycling Facility Tour: Thu, Sep 28
⚙️ Career Panel (PNW Climate Week): Thu, Sep 28
🔬 Climate Action Speaker Series with Chuck Greene and Paul Cereghino (PNW Climate Week): Thu, Sep 28
🍻 Climate Happy Hour (PNW Climate Week): Thu, Sep 28
🎤 Green Jobs Talent Jam (PNW Climate Week): Fri, Sep 29
🎨 2023 Sustainable Ballard Festival: Sat, Sep 30
🎲 Climate Fresk (PNW Climate Week): Sat, Sep 30
Events This Week
When: Tue, Sep 19th from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Where: Sheraton Grand Seattle 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
This gathering aspires to unite decision-makers, industry professionals, scholars, and concerned parties to examine the hurdles and prospects pertaining to infrastructure enhancement and modernization in the Pacific Northwest region. A key priority for infrastructure advancement in the Pacific Northwest has been to refine transport systems, stimulate green energy, and boost connectivity. This summit will offer keynote addresses, panel discussions, and engaging workshops centered around a plethora of topics, including transport, energy, water, and communication infrastructure.
When: Tue, Sep 19th from 8:45 AM to 12:45 AM
Where: Intellectual House, University of Washington
Join the University of Washington’s EarthLab, the UW Environment and Well-Being Lab, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE) in a half-day public symposium on the intersection of climate change and mental health. The event will uncover the complex pathways linking climate change to worsening mental health outcomes, including new forms of distress. It will also showcase the restorative and protective aspects of nature, and the ways in which climate action can be leveraged to promote positive mental health outcomes.
When: Tue, Sep 19th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 Southeast 32nd Street Bellevue, WA 98005
Addressing Climate & Environment in Bellevue. This is a very important election - 60% of the Council will be elected. Get to know the Bellevue City Council candidates and their priorities for our future.
When: Wed, Sep 20th at 12:00 AM to Fri, Sep 22nd at 12:00 AM
Where: Silver Cloud Hotel Tacoma at Point Ruston Waterfront
It's time to gather for WPPA's Environmental Seminar! As you know, this event provides participants with a relaxed venue to learn about environmental issues, share experiences, and reconnect with friends in the port community. In addition to presentations by experts, this year's agenda is full of the peer-to-peer interactions that have time and again proven so valuable.
When: Wed, Sep 20th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: The Mountaineers, 7700 Sand Point Way Northeast Seattle, WA 98115
Washington Maritime Blue and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory invite you to participate in a regional workshop to develop a collaborative research strategy supporting the Biden Administration’s new Ocean Climate Action Plan (OCAP) on Wednesday, September 20th. The event will bring the breadth of the ocean/climate/blue economy communities together and convene researchers, policy makers, federal and state government, industry, community-based organizations, and nonprofits to discuss key research needs and partnership opportunities.
When: Thu, Sep 21st from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: Washington State Capitol Building, 416 Sid Snyder Avenue Southwest Olympia, WA 98504
Washington needs Solar policies that serve everyone, but the future of those polices are uncertain. That’s why we are building a broad coalition of supporters to pass legislation for a statewide community solar program and to expand net metering. On September 21st the Washington State House of Representatives Energy & Environment is having a working group session on Solar energy policies. An hour before the work session begins we will be formally launching our campaign to expand community Solar and net metering! At the campaign launch and press conference we'll hear from coalition leaders, residents of low income Solar projects, and those who faced barriers to Solar. Join us at the legislature to expand community solar & net metering, because solar energy belongs to everyone!
When: Thu, Sep 21st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Furniture Repair Bank, 1914 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle, WA
We are thrilled to collaborate with Furniture Repair Bank to make a positive impact on our community. By volunteering at this event, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to an important cause while connecting with like-minded individuals who share a passion for sustainability. Help us repair and restore furniture, reducing waste and promoting a circular economy. No prior experience is necessary - just bring your enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast or new to furniture repair, we welcome everyone to join us. Together, we can make a difference!
When: Thu, Sep 21st from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: 2307 1st Avenue Seattle, WA 98121
From making our own cloth to cutting out patterns in a more sustainable way, we will learn how to shift our creative thinking in a whole new direction. This class is for sewers who feel confident on the sewing machine and are ready to step their patterning and creative minds up a level. There are MANY ways to be zero waste, and in this class series we will discuss creating our own textile and garment from scrap fabric, remnant pieces, and make a piece that fits our own magical body too.
When: Fri, Sep 22nd from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: 13701 NE 171st Street Woodinville, WA 98072
Curious about how renewable energy technologies and green buildings contribute to climate action? You will get a behind-the-scenes look at the tools and technologies utilized by our LEED Platinum-certified building, and an understanding of the real connections between clean energy, water, and food, and how they influence our environment, health, and economy.
When: Fri, Sep 22nd at 5:00 PM to Sun, Sep 24th at 11:00 AM
Where: Rainbow Lodge, 46820 SE Mt Si Road North Bend, WA 98045
Climate Connections for Washington is the 2023 Washington State conference for Citizens’ Climate Lobby. We’ll build community, learn more about CCL’s policy agenda, and strengthen our commitment and skills for effective climate action. Find energy and renewed optimism with your fellow activists who work together to shape a better future.
When: Fri, Sep 22nd from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: The Underground Night Club, 211 E Chestnut St Bellingham, WA 98225
The Green Building Slam has been a community favorite for years, and it's back again this fall! Join us on September 22nd at The Underground Nightclub. The Slam attracts local architects, builders, homeowners, energy efficiency experts, real estate professionals, interior designers, and green building enthusiasts like yourself. No matter how involved and interested you are in the green building industry, this event will inspire, educate, and spark productive conversations about how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our communities.
When: Sun, Sep 24th from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Register to see location
Kick off the exciting PNW Climate Week with us as we provide some light structure through thought provoking questions every 30 minutes, giving pause to continue the event how you’d like. Accept or reject the structure, it’s your journey! Bring your big questions, your passion, and your friends! We can help connect you to the rest of the PNW Climate week as well! Whether you are a climate professional, looking for a career transition, want advice on a project, or simply just want to make some friends, then this event is for you!
When: Mon, Sep 25th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: 999 3rd Ave Seattle, WA 98104
Join us for a short panel featuring investors and founders discussing the bubbling climate tech scene in PNW and how to supercharge it. Panel will be followed by light refreshments and networking.
When: Mon, Sep 25th from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Register to See Address
As part of the inaugural PNW Climate Week, join us for a discussion on regenerative agriculture and food systems!
Join the Fun!
We know all of you are cooking up great events across that highlight the latest and greatest in our collective effort to save our city - and our planet! 🌍 We would love to spread the word. Please share any event details and we'll add them to the list!
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!