Tag: Sustainability

UP #379: Public Pension Coal Divestment Vote by California Legislature; SCERS Board Meeting Next Week to Hear Groundbreaking Mercer Report

September 3rd, 2015

BREAKING NEWS Yesterday, the California State Assembly voted to divest the state’s public pension funds, from coal. I have been asking Seattle’s own public pension board to consider doing the same. In support of the bill, pro tem Senate President Kevin de León said: “Coal is losing value quickly and investing in coal is a […]


Revising Seattle’s Green Building Standard

July 2nd, 2014

Should the City scrap its green building regulations in favor of Europe’s Exemplary Buildings or Passivhaus programs?


Urban Politics #335 Earth Day & Green Buildings

April 22nd, 2013

As we celebrate Earth Day today, I thought you should know about a green buildings resolution I have introduced, seeking to enhance the City’s green building programs.