For Today

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 as a whole to be conscious, and GoGreen Seattle aims to promote just that, by empowering business decision makers with sustainability strategies. It's the whole  system, man.  

Featuring a variety of participants, from policy makers like mayor Ed 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

For Friday

Meaningful Movies Presents: Pride
British LGBTQ comedy-drama Pride is screening this week at Meaningful Movies. Matthew Warchus's award-winning film recounts the true story of a group of queer activists who helped families during 1984 British miners' strike. The group later formed the Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners campaign, which was unlike anything ever seen in the UK.
Catch the Pride trailer to get a sneak peek of this critically acclaimed biopic before it touches down in Seattle. 

Meaningful Movies Presents: Pride, Fri, May 1, 7pm, Wallingford Meaningful Movies, 5019 Keystone Pl N, Donation-based admission

For Friday (Urgent Notice)

Last Call: Apply to the Transit Advisory Board
Seattle City Council has extended the application deadline to the Transit Advisory Board to May 1, giving folks one last chance to join a new panel that will advise elected officials and city departments on transit-related issues.

According to the city's press release, a key responsibility of the board will be making recommendations on spending approximately $45 million allocated by last year's Metro funding measure; other responsibilities include advising the city on implementation of the Seattle Transit Master Plan and the operation of Seattle streetcar system. If you're looking to get directly involved in Seattle's rapidly changing transportation policy, now's your chance. 

Last Call: Transit Advisory Board Application, Fri May 1, Apply online or send applications to SDOT's Bill LaBorde at [email protected]

Advance Notice for May 5

An Evening with Laverne Cox
Orange Is the New Black star is headed to Seattle this spring: Activist Laverne Cox will talk identity, her rise to fame, and empowerment. Known for her breakthrough role as Sophia Burset, an incarcerated black trans woman, she's making waves in mainstream media and has rounded up an Emmy nomination and a Time magazine cover in the last year. 
Along with being the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show, she's an inspirational public speaker—don't miss this exclusive chance to hear her story. 

An Evening with Laverne Cox, Tue, May 5, 7pm, UW Husky Union Building Ballroom, 4001 Stevens Way NE, $25

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