Richard Conlin's Blog
The president of Seattle's City Council writes about the city's effort to become North America's first carbon neutral city.
The technology to achieve carbon neutrality exists, or could in the near future. What has to happen to put those capabilities in play?
What role do cities have in promoting climate-friendly food?
“Seattle becomes one of the first city governments in the world to declare that the goal of being carbon neutral is desirable, realistic, and attainable.”
In Seattle’s quest for carbon neutrality, what role do personal actions play?
Richard Conlin: Green urban travel shouldn’t be about guilt trips or prohibition, but about making the good choices easy.
In Seattle, cutting carbon while increasing quality of life.
In Seattle, how changes in policy help prepare for changes in climate.
In Seattle, the coming decades will bring new challenges—from storms and rising seas to climate refugees. How will the city adapt?
What are a city's options for cutting its carbon?
Big transportation projects can contribute to sprawl and increase automobile use—or, they can promote biking, walking, and use of transit. Seattle is working to take the latter path.
There’s simply no room for waste in a carbon neutral city. Seattle has a plan to cut its contribution to landfills—and it’s working.
Yes, you create emissions when you burn gasoline, but what about the carbon emissions from making the car?
Seattle is working to become America's first climate neutral city. But first, it has to figure out where its carbon comes from.
The movement to transform our country’s food system is picking up steam—and the political environment has never been better.
Looking back on 10 years of carbon reduction efforts in Seattle.