Sustainable Seattle

Active Project? No
Year Project Began: 1993
Year of Last Input: 2010
Last Updated: Jun 19 2016
Project Location:
Greater Seattle/King County, WA
State / Province:
Lead Organization:
Sustainable Seattle
Type of Organization:
Nonprofit - Community-based

Geographic Scope

Neighborhood, Metropolitan

Issue Areas

Arts and Culture, Children & Youth, Civic Engagement, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Land Use, Social, Transportation, Population


sustainability, community


Sustainable Seattle defines and implements sustainability in the Central Puget Sound region. Through developing indicators, implementing initiatives, and organizing coalitions of different groups, Sustainable Seattle works toward creating an interconnected group of sustainable urban centers across their community. The organization pioneered the use of community-based sustainability indicators and is recognized as the first “Sustainable Community” program. Sustainable Seattle uses a series of clearly defined and specific core values, as listed on their website. Sustainable Seattle issued regional sustainability indicators in 1993, 1995 and 1998. is Sustainable Seattle’s fourth iteration of regional indicators for sustainability. Although discontinued by the new Sustainable Seattle’s leadership, this effort was a ground-breaking collaborative effort to understand and visualize causal relationships and to go from data to action.

Project URL

Project Contact:

Chantal Stevens
Sustainable Seattle - Nonprofit - Community-based
Seattle WA USA

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