The Woodland Park Zoo’s youth programs supervisor, Eli Weiss, recently received a grant to train student leaders on the topic of climate change, through an educational partnership with the Seattle Aquarium and the Pacific Science Center. The student leaders had one of their first trainings at the Zoo on Saturday, February 28th, and a representative of Seattle City Light shared a presentation on renewable energy. The Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (CAN) will be working to implement projects over the coming summer aimed at carbon reduction and environmental stewardship, and MobE will be involved as an educational resource and to power student presentations.
Seattle City Light participated in the Climate Action Festival which was recently held in the University District, to engage the community on the topic of renewable energy. Currently, City Light is spreading the word about the Community Solar project on Capitol Hill, which is still open for enrollment. The Community Solar project was installed on an affordable housing complex, which helps reduce the building’s operating costs – more information can be found on the ‘Programs’ tab. Solar installers, climate action organizations, and other environmental groups also participated in this highly attended event.