- Taco Truck for Dinner
- Iron Man at Pacific Place
I can't help that I'm a major geek and grew up on Marvel Comics.
- Battlestar Galactica (Tivo'd)
Seattle No. 1 Green Building City in the Country
Tally of LEED certified buildings puts Seattle ahead of the nation
SEATTLE - The U.S. Green Building Council, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization, determined that Seattle has the most high-performance, environmentally-friendly buildings in the country.
Seattle has 41 projects certified by the council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) national rating system. LEED covers all building types and emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials and resources. Ten of the LEED certified buildings, including City Hall and Central Library, are owned by the City of Seattle.
Besides Seattle, the top five cities with the most LEED certified projects include Portland, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Grand Rapids, MI.
“We’re proud to top this national list of green buildings,” said Mayor Nickels. “With so many cities embracing new energy-efficient technologies, the competition to remain a top LEED city is fierce. We will continue to make Seattle a model for the nation and the world.”
In his State of the City address in February, Mayor Nickels announced an effort to make Seattle America’s Green Building Capital by improving energy efficiency in our commercial and residential buildings by 20 percent. The city will also provide cost-savings for struggling homeowners who will see their heating bills drop as waste is reduced, and create new green collar jobs for those working to make our homes, offices and industry more energy efficient.
Visit the mayor’s web site at www.seattle.gov/mayor. Get the mayor’s inside view on efforts to promote transportation, public safety, economic opportunity and healthy communities by signing up for The Nickels Newsletter at www.seattle.gov/mayor/newsletter_signup.htm
Lifelong AIDS Alliance is proud to host the 15th Annual Dining Out For Life on Thursday, April 24, 2008! Dine at a participating restaurant on this day and 30% of your meal cost will be donated back to Lifelong in support of our care services.
To learn more about volunteering as a Dining Out For Life Ambassador, click here.
Would you like your restaurant to participate in Dining Out For Life? Join a growing number of community-minded restaurants by contacting event coordinator Trevor DeWitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.957.1638!
Donated items will be distributed among volunteers in the shelter’s foster-care program, whose sole mission is to rehabilitate sick, injured or other animals who might not otherwise be viable candidates for adoption. Volunteers take animals into their homes and provide temporary care until the animals are ready for adoption. The shelter also encourages the public to support the Help the Animals Fund, which pays for veterinary care for sick and injured foster animals.
“The foster-care program is a proven life-saving program,” says Seattle Animal Shelter Director Manager Don Jordan. “Last year, more than 2,700 animals were saved because individuals opened their hearts and homes to these animals. The community plays a key role in our efforts to get these animals ready for adoption. We rely on our volunteers and appreciate their efforts. We couldn’t do it without them.”
The shelter is open seven days a week and is located at
Public Art in a Nutshell
Saturday, April 19
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave.
Instructions to submit a secure tip:
Standard text messaging rates may apply.
SEATTLE — Seattle ranks first in the nation in the number of arts-related businesses per capita. The city is home to 4,065 arts-related businesses that employ 21,025 people, according to Creative Industries 2008: The 50 City Report released today by Americans for the Arts.
"This study confirms what we in Seattle have known for years. Seattle is a creative capital that attracts creative people and industries which add to our reputation for innovation," Mayor Greg Nickels said. "Arts-related businesses contribute significantly to our economy and quality of life."
Among the nation's 50 most populated cities, Seattle ranked in the top 10 in the three other categories measured by the report. Seattle is eighth in the total number of arts businesses. The city ranked third in arts employees per capita (per 1,000 residents) and finished 10th for the total number of arts employees. The study found Seattle's arts-related businesses and arts employment increased 13.6 percent from 2007. The full report with rankings for all 50 cities is available at: www.AmericansfortheArts.org/CreativeIndustries.
Combining Dun & Bradstreet data and geo-economic analysis, the study tracks and maps the presence of arts-related entities in six creative industries: museums and collections; performing arts; visual arts and photography; film, radio and television; design and publishing; and arts schools and services.
These creative industries range from nonprofit museums, symphonies and theaters to for-profit film, architecture and advertising companies.
"Seattle's creative sector is a cornerstone of economic development and tourism," said Michael Killoren, director of Seattle's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. "We're a national hub of cultural and economic innovation, and our creative edge attracts good companies, skilled workers and visitors."
Arts-centric businesses represent 4.3 percent of all businesses and 2.2 percent of all jobs in the United States, according to the report which underscores the arts as a robust economic growth sector.
"This study supports our mantra that the arts play a significant role in building and sustaining economically vibrant communities," said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, a national nonprofit arts advocacy organization. "It further supports the need for arts education to fuel the creative industries with arts-trained workers and arts consumers."
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in communities throughout Seattle. The 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council, supports the city agency.
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