Earth Economics’ ongoing work helps inform policymakers about the value of natural capital assets—watersheds in particular—with the ultimate goal of municipal utilities being able to reflect the true values of these ecosystem services on their books.
P-Patch Trust’s vision is a seven-acre permaculture urban forest garden in Beacon Hill, one of Seattle’s most diverse neighborhoods. The Food Forest will allow those from all ages and backgrounds to gather together, grow their own food, and rehabilitate their local ecosystem.
Conservation Northwest recruits and train volunteers—from hikers to skiers to elementary school students—in snow‐tracking and remote‐sensing camera monitoring techniques to collect wildlife data on wolves, wolverines, bears, and lynx in and around the Cascades, including along the I-90 corridor.
Cascadia Green Building Council works towards net-zero water in our region through regulation and policy change. Their “Making the Switch” white paper will outline both a vision for net-zero water as well as a comprehensive road map so that communities can transition from “business as usual” to a more restorative, ecologically sound future.
EarthCorps recruits, trains, and supports teams of volunteer citizen scientists who are committed to monitoring—both on land and online—and restoring the precious urban forests of Seattle – and, soon, neighboring cities Kent, Kirkland, Redmond, and Tacoma as well.
Greenbank Farm Agriculture Training Center is creating a seed system – one that includes development of a local model and demonstration site for organic seed development as well as farmer training in organic on-farm research, crop breeding, and seed production, right in the heart of Whidbey Island.
Climate Solutions wants to make the Pacific Northwest the global leader in creating and implementing cutting-edge policies and practices that increase carbon storage in our abundant forests, farms, and urbanized landscapes.
Sustainable Connections focuses on leveraging knowledge—of Whatcom County businesses, waste haulers, and municipalities—and turning that into a significant reduction in waste and increase in recycling, working toward the ultimate goal of becoming a zero-waste community.
Seattle Audubon was impressed with – and appreciative of – Sustainable Path’s level of engagement with the Puget Sound Seabird Survey, especially with the monthly surveys at Seward Park."
- Leah Lee, Seattle Audubon Society (2009)
"The exposure that Facing the Future receives because of our partnership with Sustainable Path Foundation is a tremendous additional benefit. The chance for Facing the Future's work to be introduced among the community leaders and members who make up the Sustainable Path's group philanthropy increases awareness of FTF and strengthens our connection to the community."
- Beth Hintz, Facing the Future (2009)