Voting locally is the most impactful thing you can do in your community. From potholes to trash, transportation to homelessness, local elections have it all! Alas, local politics are never as *hot* as national and it’s a pain to find decent information about candidates.
That’s why we made the Candid Candidate Voter Guide.
Tech for Good Updates
- Google maps’ new eco-friendly route finder helps you save fuel among many other sustainability features
- Salesforce announced that it is a Net Zero company across its full value chain and has achieved 100% renewable energy for its operations
- Uber partners with Dress for Success as the number of female drivers increases
Individual Actions & Distractions
- Explore the public art at Seattle’s new light rail stations
- Practice self-care at the Seattle Public Library series exploring whether self-care can lead to equity
- Prepare for winter and soak up the joys of Fat Bear Week
- Apply for a Youth Mini-Grant
- Tutor elementary school-aged refugee and immigrant youth
- Give it up for chili peppers and pipettes
- Start your research for Seattle Restaurant Week
- BREAKING: Pfizer asks the FDA to allow COVID shots for kids 5-11 years old
- Sound Transit just opened three new light rail stations and that means more public art
- Andy Jassy discusses Amazon’s relationship with Seattle City Council hoping things get better, while also pointing to the Eastside for future growth
- Look past the political controversy of vaccine mandates and you’ll see they work in WA
Join us as we sponsor Crosscut’s next event The Future of Seattle: Building the City We Want, on October 7 at 6 pm.
How will the many issues including hybrid work models and half-empty offices; economic instability that threatens vulnerable communities and businesses; diverse neighborhoods upended by gentrification and displacement; and rising costs of living that make it unaffordable for artists affect the future of the region.
Hear how community leaders hope to rebuild Seattle to be the city we want it to be.
Mike Lewis, Policy & Tech Reporter Geekwire, Moderator
Kate Becker, Creative Economy & Recovery Director, Office of King County
Ubax Gardheere, Equitable Economic Development Director, City of Seattle
Jon Scholes, President & CEO, Downtown Seattle Association