Earth Day Climate Action Festival
There's a lot going on in Seattle on Earth Day, but you might want to check out the Climate Action Festival in particular. Hosted at Seattle Central College, speakers include Earth Day founder Denis Hayes, Duwamish Tribe chair Cecile Hansen, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Climate Solutions’ KC Golden, and master satirists the Yes Men.
Could the lineup get more impressive than that? Yes it can, thanks to appearances by MC and author Gabriel Teodros, eco-fem folk rock duo Animals of Grace, and over 25 regional climate change organizations.
Earth Day Climate Action Festival, Wed, Apr 22, 10am, Seattle Central College, 1701 Broadway, Free
Lunch and Learn: Mother-in-Law Apartments and Backyard Cottages
Mother-in-law apartments (or Detached Accessory Dwelling Units) are more common than you think; in fact, our neighbor Oregon is currently experiencing a DADU renaissance." Seattle's now looking to Oregon's model codes for inspiration—and you can get in on the conversation at this special installment of Lunch and Learn, featuring city council land use committee chair Mike O’Brien.
The panel's goal is to replicate Oregon's successes and pitch the benefits homeowners could see from building these property extensions.
DADU Lunch and Learn, Thu, Apr 23, 12pm, Seattle City Hall Council Chambers, 600 Fourth Ave, Free
Advance Notice for April 30
GoGreen Seattle 2015
Individual awareness about climate change is one thing—but what about businesses and government? If anything, it's just as important for our regional economy to be conscious, and GoGreen Seattle aims to promote just that, by empowering business decision-makers with sustainability strategies. It's the system, man.
Featuring a variety of participants, from policymakers like Mayor Murray to Puget Sound Bike Share's Holly Houser, this year's conference will allow attendees to collaborate integrating eco-consciousness into local decision-making.
GoGreen Seattle 2015 Conference, Thu, Apr 30, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl, $195