As we mourn the loss of Justice Ginsburg we also try to remember all she stood for, and in that spirit share some hopeful news from our sector and ways to take meaningful action.
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- Amazon is launching a program called Climate Pledge Friendly that will label certain products that meet one of 19 certifications for sustainability.
- Bamboo Learning launched an English learning voice app for Alexa.
- Bezos Academy, funded by Jeff Bezos’ $2B ‘Day One Fund,’ launched its first free school in Des Moines.
- Google announced an update to Google Maps that will bring a new COVID-19 layer to the service to help users better understand the number of cases in a given area.
- Microsoft shared its latest sustainability initiative.
- Microsoft and Giving Tech Labs launched x4impact, a market intelligence platform for social innovation.
- QuakeLab is offering a DIY Inclusion Strategy online self-guided course that starts September 28.
- Salesforce is giving employees Election Day off to vote.
- Uber and Lyft will offer discounted rides to polling places on Election Day.
- Zillow launched a nationwide voter registration resource for renters and will offer employees up to eight hours off from work with pay to cast a ballot and/or serve as a poll worker.
- Zoom is making it easier to keep a sign language interpreter on-screen.
- Plan Your Vote!
- Save the Dates for local debates.
- Volunteer to stencil drains (this looks more fun than it sounds).
- Donate so teachers can have two screens.
- Help those facing food insecurity.
- Support Black-owned brands.
- Watch baby geese grow up on twitter.
- Seattle City Council voted to override Mayor Durkan’s veto of cuts to SPD.
- The Department of Justice designated Seattle, Portland and New York City “anarchist jurisdictions.”
- In solidarity with Louisville protesters, demonstrators gathered downtown and in Capitol Hill last night.
- Seattle Unveils Pre-Approved Plans for Backyard Cottages Which Lowers Fees and Permitting Time.
- Washington State launched a dashboard to track COVID-19’s impact on our state’s economy.
- Seattle will work with artists to restore Black Lives Matter mural on Capitol Hill.
sea.citi Roadmap to Recovery Series
TODAY: Join us for a conversation with Michelle Caulfield, Deputy Director of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment. REGISTER NOW
NEXT WEEK: King County Public Health Director, Patty Hayes, joins us for an explainer on the complexities of the pandemic. Thursday, October 1, 12:00-12:30pm. REGISTER NOW