This year Seattle City Council made carbon neutrality a top priority, but what does that mean? What’s the definition of carbon neutral? How does a person or business, let alone a city, know when it is carbon neutral? What’s a reasonable time by which to become carbon neutral? What programs and initiatives would have the greatest impacts? Who might benefit and who might pay? How can the federal government help our city achieve this goal? Are carbon offsets an answer or does setting up a carbon market simply put off true steps in carbon emission reduction?

Join Seattle City councilmembers and a panel of national and local experts to discuss these and other questions about climate change. Panelists include:

  • The Honorable Jay Inslee—U.S. House of Representatives
  • K.C. Golden—Policy Director, Climate Solutions
  • Alex Steffen—Executive Director, WorldChanging
  • Jill Simmons—Acting Director, Office of Sustainability and the Environment

Date: Monday, April 12
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Council Chamber, Seattle City Hall 2nd Floor

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Bagshaw, Clark, Conlin, Harrell, Licata, O’Brien & Rasmussen. For parking options see here. Better yet, let transit be your ride. Check the Metro Trip Planner.