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This Sunday Celebrate Earth Day

Seattle is aware that every choice matters. We also know that transportation is the largest source of pollution in the city and is an issue that impacts overall livability. This Sunday SDOT invites you to participate in Earth Day and help us make walking, biking and riding transit the best ways to travel. Below are a couple of events you might be interested in.

Earth Gay

Over 300 volunteers are restoring the northwest corner of Lake Union as part  of the fourth annual Earth Gay by OUT for Sustainability. The event is the most visible expression of environmental action by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community and their straight allies in the Pacific Northwest. Working on Lake Union’s northwest corner, volunteers will be building a water access point, supporting health of an urban forest, and planting 200 native species donated by King Conservation District as well as other activities intended to support the seven-mile Cheshiahud Loop Trail that rings Lake Union.

Next 50—Sustainable Futures Month

Earth Day marks the beginning of the Next 50 Sustainable Futures Month at  Seattle Center and starts with an opening ceremony presenting insights on the environment by elected officials and keynote speaker, Roberto Ascalon, Food Empowerment Education and Sustainability TeamCoordinator. 

Community members share what street bike markings mean to them.

The program also features an 11 a.m. Sustainable Futures Experience Exhibit ribbon cutting. The exhibit is located in the Next 50 Pavilion between the Armory/Center House and Experience Music Project museum. It is free and showcases the regions efforts around energy conservation, water and habitat, food and waste and mobility. The mobility exhibit touches on the importance of active transportation like biking and walking, mass transit, electric vehicles and the connection between land use and our transportation system. Love transportation? On May 19 the fun continues with the whole day focusing on mobility with tons of fun activities. Watch for more details.