West Seattle, Washington
Just out from Seattle Public Utilities. We won’t get to read through it till later but wanted to get you the links now.
Fascinating reading. SPU really does seem to be trying very hard to make this city sustainable. Looks like Piper and Fauntleroy Creeks are the ones to “drink the water.” The two largest, Thornton and Longfellow, are the most abused and the most affected by surface runoff. Sad, but we’re (all of us) working to make things better and this report will give everyone who reads it some thoughts on making our streams and lakes cleaner and more natural. Good job, SPU.
I remember a creek that ran through the gully that starts at Cal and Eddy st and ran at least to 48th or so. Is that still there or has it been buried by development?
Yeah this is strange that we have streams like this because I read that Seattle is on the list of top ten greenest cities in the country (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?p=3225220) This list of top ten greenest cities was published by http://www.earthlab.com. The data compiled is based on a sampling of 1,062,197 U.S. residents who have used EarthLab’s leading Carbon & Lifestyle Calculator (ECP) to begin the journey of embedding green in their lives. The EarthLab ECP factors in an individual’s residence, energy consumption, personal transportation and commute habits, travel schedule, work, recycling and lifestyle habits to establish one’s carbon footprint. The ECP is unique in that it is the only calculator available that allows consumers to save their results upon completion of the three minute test. It then allows the user to make energy saving pledges over time and track the reduction in their footprint. I guess just the fact that there is awareness about our streams is probably the reason why we are on the top ten.
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