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  • Grantee Reports - Sustainable Path Sustainable Path
    fish passage aspects of this project reaffirms the role that environmental non profits such as American Rivers can play in building effective coalitions to affect change The fact that fish passage at Howard Hanson may be imminent after 20 years of delay and that the lower Green River flood management planning process may yet take root is testament to the value of this work Conservation NW Impact of Roads on Watersheds Access management has repeatedly been identified as one of the top climate adaptation issues by land managers climate collaborators and non profits who work to increase the resiliency of our watersheds Sustainable Path s support funded a GIS contractor to build on Conservation NW s 2014 work that identified watersheds at risk to climate change impacts This new project produced a GIS analysis report and spatial layers and identified road segments most at risk within the Upper White and Green watersheds from climate change related impacts This report and associated data layers provided the Forest Service the detailed data it needed to inform the actual project planning at the road segment level Integrating this level of climate change analysis into the Forest Service s National Environmental Policy Act planning is both new and a much needed step forward EarthCorps Commencement Bay EarthCorps is committed to steward in perpetuity a former SuperFund mitigation site that includes properties in the Hylebos and Puyallup River watersheds including several sites located directly on Commencement Bay in Tacoma WA Sustainable Path s grant funded the development of the tools and processes necessary to ensure that EarthCorp s management approach considers the unique challenges that will come with future predicted sea level rise due to climate change The project included a comparison of an analysis of Marsh Impacts Migration and projected sea level rise scenarios using NOAA s Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts and the Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model visualization tool for the Commencement Bay region and individual sites This tool provided insight into how marsh habitat may be altered and where opportunities for migration are likely to occur In addition these data were also used to develop preliminary visualizations of how future changes could affect EarthCorp smanagement implications These tools will be used to educate EarthCorps staff Corps and the general public on the potential effects of sea level rise Friends of the San Juans Advancing Sea Level Rise Adaptation in the San Juan Islands Sustainable Path funded their work to help managers integrate the latest science on rising seas The primary project impact has been to increase capacity to identify develop and implement adaptation projects As a result of Friends of the San Juans FSJ workshops presentations and one on one sessions local conservation organizations and some San Juan County departments including Parks and Public Works are off and running applying technical sea level rise information to on the ground project development and planning Local managers have the technical information as well as network of colleagues across departments and organizations

    Original URL path: http://sustainablepath.org/grants-and-programs/grantee-reports/ (2016-05-01)
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  • 2015 Grant Awards - Sustainable Path Sustainable Path
    business community The Clean Water Act allows citizens to step in when regulatory agencies like the state department of Ecology are unable to fulfill their legal obligations to protect the Sound Soundkeeper is only one of two organizations that has field monitoring capability The other organization is ReSources North South Baykeeper program This grant supports Soundkeeper s presence on the ground from six hours week to 46 hours week It will enable Soundkeeper to expand its patrol range and hlep the Legal Committee and Staff Attorney prepare and prioritize enforcement ReSources Tenmile Creek Watershed and Fecal Coliform Project ReSources Clean Water team has been conducting work in the Tenmile Creek watershed of Whatcom County s Water Resources Inventory Area 1 The project s aim is to reduce the amount of fecal coliform loading in the watershed which drains to Portage Bay a traditional shellfishing area for the Lummi Nation that is periodically closed due to high fecal coliform levels The heart of this project focuses on engaging watershed residents in reducing contamination by engaging them in collecting water samples reviewing data from those samples and then working together to eliminate the causes of high fecal coliform This grant supports this work and will enable ReSources to expand this model to adjacent watersheds Impact Circle 3 Grants May 2015 Climate Solutions New Energy Cities In 2015 we will build on our work with the King County Cities Climate Collaboration K4C a voluntary coalition of 12 cities including and surrounding Seattle that are determined to reduce regional green house gas GHG emissions The goal of this new focus is to provide our New Energy Cities technical assistance to a city in South King County that lacks the resources of the county s cities with more affluent tax bases The desired outcome is that a city with fewer resources and a significant population of low income residents such as Burien Federal Way Renton or Tukwila would have access to the same tools as other cities in the county and thereby create a plan for how to reduce its community s GHG emissions Emerald Cities Seattle RENEW project Retrofits for Energy Efficiency Works The RENEW program will educate affordable housing building owners non profit organizations about efficiency opportunities setting the stage for engagement in efficiency projects Program partner O Brien Company will act as Green Building Advisor supporting assessments project development and monitoring and verification As the program financing coach Emerald Cities Seattle will bring new finance options to building owners and assist with selection and attainment of financing for projects The program will address the entire portfolio of each building owner and bundle projects in lots of 4 6 in order to gain efficiencies This grant will start the full pilot phase of five buildings followed by a scale up of ten buildings The overall plan is to complete 15 projects using the Development Fund to share the cost of initial development work with the building owner As the program grows over the

    Original URL path: http://sustainablepath.org/grants-and-programs/new-2015-grant-awards/ (2016-05-01)
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  • February Newsletter - Sustainable Path Sustainable Path
    Apathy Seminar Previous Seminar 2014 Seminars Funding Areas Get Involved WHAT IS COLLECTIVE GIVING About Us Who We Are Our Staff Our Board Our Story News Contact February Newsletter Forming Impact Circle 6 and Announcing Our First Grant Cycle of 2016 More Contact Us Sustainable Path Foundation Holyoke Building 107 Spring St Seattle WA 98104 Telephone 206 914 7131 E mail info at sustainablepath org GRANT CYCLE Just released Our

    Original URL path: http://sustainablepath.org/february-newsletter/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Announcing Our First Grant Cycle for 2016 - Sustainable Path Sustainable Path
    GRANT FOCUS OPEN SPACES SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENTS Grassroots Approaches to a Sustainable Community A common thread connecting our grant awards is an interest in action oriented projects that enhance the sustainability of our region while benefiting and directly engaging citizens We seek to invest in innovative practical and cost effective solutions particularly those that identify emerging trends or pilot innovative solutions to tough environmental problems We are interested in projects

    Original URL path: http://sustainablepath.org/announcing-our-first-grant-cycle-of-2016/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Seminars - Sustainable Path Sustainable Path
    Past Grantees Seminars 2016 SEMINARS The Myth of Climate Change Apathy Seminar Previous Seminar 2014 Seminars Funding Areas Get Involved WHAT IS COLLECTIVE GIVING About Us Who We Are Our Staff Our Board Our Story News Contact 2016 SEMINARS Seminars Seminars Show as slideshow Collective Giving Collective Impact Sustainable Path is a non profit community based organization that believes to improve the sustainability of our region we must recognize the broader interconnected nature of our world At the heart of our work is the belief that the principles of science can help us find solutions to some of the most significant and interconnected challenges facing our region We re a community of like minded people who care about making our region more sustainable We pool our donations so we can make a greater impact than any one donation can provide opportunities for partners to learn from one another and make an impact through our educational and grant making activities Why It Matters Contact Us Sustainable Path Foundation Holyoke Building 107 Spring St Seattle WA 98104 Telephone 206 914 7131 E mail info at sustainablepath org GRANT CYCLE Just released Our FIRST grant cycle for 2016 is now CLOSED 2016 grant

    Original URL path: http://sustainablepath.org/2016-seminars/seminars/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Sustainable Path Seminars held in 2004 Sustainable Path
    Staff Our Board Our Story News Contact Pathways Events Highlights 2004 SERIES The 2004 SBLF inaugural lecture series underscored the fundamental relationship between human and ecological health The Series brought together more than 250 attendees including researchers health care providers government agency representative health affected groups and environmental health and justice advocacy groups Feedback from our audience was enthusiastic Our 2004 lecturers were nationally recognized thought leaders who More Contact

    Original URL path: http://sustainablepath.org/category/eventsseminars/2004-seminars/ (2016-05-01)
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  • 2005 Seminars Archives - Sustainable Path Sustainable Path
    Our Story News Contact Pathways Events Highlights 2005 SERIES Our Health Our Environment Making the Link The second annual SBLF lecture series finished in March Building on the success of our first year SBLF again sponsored a series of three lectures featuring nationally recognized thought leaders who came to Seattle to share their expertise on links between the environment and health Over the last More Contact Us Sustainable Path Foundation

    Original URL path: http://sustainablepath.org/category/eventsseminars/2005-seminars/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Sustainable Path Seminars held in 2006 Sustainable Path
    Story News Contact Pathways Events Highlights 2006 SERIES Our Health Our Environment Making the Link In 2006 the SBLF seminar series continued to grow We began to hold our seminars at Town Hall that led to an increase in attendance Approximately 450 people came to this series with 50 to 60 new faces in each audience That s an approximately 10 increase in our audience over More Contact Us Sustainable

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