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Seattle Environmental and Sustainability Groups  

Monthly Events Alert


The groups and organizations below have been screened by us and found to offer worthwhile opportunities for professional, civic and social networking, community service, volunteering, learning and corporate sponsorship.  
 

IslandWood

Events on Bainbridge Island

IslandWood is a 255 acre outdoor learning center on Bainbridge; it connects children, adults and families with nature in a way that inspires values of environmental and community stewardship.

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Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust

Events primarily on Eastside

This influential group represents the interests of businesses, land owners and special interest groups committed to preserving the I-90 Cascade corridor for sustainable development and recreation.

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NBIS - Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

NBIS is a group of businesses and professionals who are serious about profitable sustainability. Regular networking events are open also to non-members. Meet some of Seattle's top companies at NBIS.

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North Cascades Institute

Events in North Cascades National Park and throughout Puget Sound region

NCI organizes unique events year-round to help people of all ages experience, enjoy and learn about the special mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.

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Seattle Good Business Network

Events in Seattle and Eastside

SGBN is a membership network of residents and independent businesses that share a vision for a sustainable local economy. Members and supporters include top local opinion leaders and influencers.

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Seattle Greendrinks

Events in Seattle

Part of an international network, Seattle Greendrinks provides a monthly forum for local people with a professional or personal interest in the environment and sustainability to meet over drinks.

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Washington Clean Technology Alliance

Events primarily in Seattle

Members of WCTA are companies and organizations with an economic interest in making Washington a leader in clean technologies. Regular events provide high level networking opportunities.

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West Sound Wildlife Shelter

Events primarily on Bainbridge Island

West Sound Wildlife Shelter treats and releases 1,000 injured animals each year. The group offers many ways for kids and adults to get involved, including class visits and annual fundraiser.

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21 Acres

Events in Woodinville

21 Acres is a farm and environmental learning center showcasing the heritage of our region and organizing regular food events with great networking and learning potential. Venue available for rent.

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Academy of Hazardous Materials Managers - PNW Chapter

Events primarily in Seattle

Modern life would not be possible without generating hazardous waste. AHMM helps ensure that professionals responsible for managing this waste are well trained and maintain a high level of ethics.

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Adopt-A-Stream Foundation

Events primarily in Everett and throughout Puget Sound region

AASF encourages PNW communities to protect and enhance the watersheds on which they live. Members are invited to participate in regular events with great networking and community-building potential.

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Air & Waste Management Association - PNW Region

Events in Chapters throughout the Pacific NW

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All Aboard Washington

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

AAW is a coalition of individuals, organizations and companies dedicated to promoting the improvement of passenger and freight rail transportation in the state of Washington.

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Alpine Lakes Protection Society (ALPS)

Events in Seattle and Eastside

This group does not organize many events, but will interest anyone who wants to dedicate time, effort or resources to protecting the amazing Alpine Lakes area of Washington's Cascade mountains.

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American Cetacean Society - Puget Sound Chapter

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

ACS members and supporters work for the protection of marine mammals like whales and porpoises. Regular events provide relationship-building, volunteer and networking opportunities.

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American Industrial Hygiene Association - Pacific Northwest Section

Events in Puget Sound region and throughout the PNW

AIHA-PNS brings together professionals working to ensure safe, healthy working environments in their companies.

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American Rivers: NW Advisory Council

Events primarily in Seattle

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American Water Resources Association - Washington Chapter

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Arboretum Foundation

Events primarily in Seattle

The AF has provided stewardship for Washington Park Arboretum since 1935. The Foundation manages membership and volunteer programs, raises funds and provides public information services for the Arboretum. Members can network by taking advantage of invitations to special events, tours and sales.

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Audubon Washington

Events in Seattle and other chapters throughout Washington

Audubon members receive a newsletter and can participate in regular educational programs, including birding trips and special events. Seattle Audubon is one of the most respected chapters in the US.

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Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries

Events primarily in Seattle

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BGI (Bainbridge Graduate Institute)

Events primarily in Seattle

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Bike Works

Events primarily in seattle

Bike Works is a local, Seattle nonprofit that works to build sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. Supporters can network by volunteering or attending a fundraiser.

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Bloedel Reserve

Events primarily on Bainbridge Island

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Bloom Seattle

Events in Seattle

Bloom Seattle organizes regular networking events for people and businesses driven by innovation and a commitment to sustainability.

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Cascadia Region Green Building Council

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

The Green Building Council (Cascadia Region) is a membership organization for professionals with an interest in green buildings and LEED certification.

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Cascadia Research Collective

Events in Olympia

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Center for Environmental Policy & Law (CELP)

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

CELP bills itself as the only "water watchdog" advocacy organization dedicated exclusively to protecting Washington rivers and streams.

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Center for Whale Research

Events in and around Seattle

CWR is a membership organization for people, companies and organizations who want to support the study and preservation of resident Orca whales in the Puget Sound.

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Climate Solutions

Events in Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest

Climate Solutions, an environmental nonprofit and coalition of business leaders supporting the adoption of profitable solutions to global warming, organizes various networking events year-round.

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Collaborative on Health and the Environment - Washington (CHE-WA)

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

CHE-WA brings together healthcare providers, members of health-affected groups, environmental health experts, justice advocates and other concerned citizens committed to addressing environmental health issues linked to chronic health concerns in Washington State.

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Conservation Northwest

Events primarily in Bellingham and throughout the Puget Sound region

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Cougar Mountain Zoo

Events in Issaquah and Seattle

Located just outside Seattle, member supported Cougar Mountain Zoo is one of the top neighborhood zoos in the country. CMZ offers members, educators and families many ways to be involved.

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Design in Public

Events primarily in Seattle

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Duwamish Alive River Coalition

Events in Seattle

DARC is a community-based group of people and organizations committed to a cleaner Duwamish River that supports recreation and wildlife. Get involved by volunteering or taking a leadership role.

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Earth Share of Washington

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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EarthCorps

Events throughout Puget Sound region

EarthCorps brings young people from around the world to Seattle for a 12 month educational and leadership program on local environmental restoration. The public is invited to join these emerging environmental leaders at volunteer events held nearly every Saturday of the year.

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Environmental Coalition of South Seattle (ECOSS)

Events primarily in Seattle

ECOSS is a membership group providing families, communities and businesses with environmental education, resources and services that encourage a clean environment and urban redevelopment.

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Environmental Education Association of Washington (e3 Washington)

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

EEAW manages e3 Washington, an alliance of the state's leading environmental influencers and decision-makers. The best way to network here is become a member or sponsor, starting at $25 per year.

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EOS Alliance

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sount

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Facing the Future

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Feet First

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy)

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Forterra is a highly influential organization working to conserve the Cascade region's natural, recreational and resource lands while supporting the creation of great communities.

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Friends of Discovery Park

Events in Seattle

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Friends of Seward Park

Events primarily in Seattle

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Friends of the Cedar River Watershed (FCRW)

Events primarily in East King County

FCRW works to conserve and protect the Cedar River Watershed through restoration, education, and stewardship. Members and volunteers enjoy regular opportunities to meet like-minded, fun people.

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Friends of the Conservatory (Volunteer Park)

Events primarily in Seattle

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Friends of the San Juans

Events primarily in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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FutureWise

Events primarily in Seattle

Futurewise (formerly 1000 Friends of Washington) is a member-based advocacy group promoting healthy communities and cities while protecting farmland and forests. The group provides networking opportunities through social, educational and fundraising events open to members and guests.

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Girl Diver

Events in Auburn and throughout the Puget Sound region

Girl Diver helps primarily women (guys also welcome) get into scuba diving. GD builds community among like-minded people through its classes, special events and exotic travel program. Fun!

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Green Party of Seattle

Events in Seattle

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Green Party of Washington

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

This is a political party for people committed to issues of sustainability.

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Green Seattle Partnership

Events primarily in Seattle

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Heron Habitat Helpers

Events in Seattle and the Eastside

HHH is a group of local residents who care about Herons and enjoy each other's company. Become a member today. Family memberships are only $15 per year and events are open to all.

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Historic Seattle

Events primarily in Seattle

Historic Seattle provides members interested in preserving Seattle and King County's architectural legacy with regular networking,learning and volunteering opportunities.

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Homewaters Project

Events primarily in Seattle

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Inland Northwest Wildlife Council

Events primarily in Spokane

INWWC is one of the state's largest volunteer organizations for conservation oriented hunters.

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King County Search and Rescue Association

Events in Seattle and throughout King County

KCSARA acts as an umbrella volunteer organization offering ways to get involved in any of its 8 member units, including ski patrol, mountain rescue, search dogs, horse trackers and more.

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Long Live the Kings

Events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound Region

LLTK programs support saving wild salmon and steelhead trout from extinction in our home waters. Attending an event, volunteering and donating are great ways to get involved.

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Marine Conservation Institute

Events primarily in Seattle

Marine Conservation Institute (MCI) protects ocean life through science and conservation advocacy.

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Meetup Groups and Events

Events in Seattle and across Washington State

There are over 1,000 Meetup groups around Seattle, each based on a specific common interest. Meetup events (called Meetups) may attract anywhere from a few to several hundred people.

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National Parks and Conservation Association - NW Region

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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National Wildlife Federation - Pacific Regional Center

Events in Seattle and throughout the Pacific NW

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Nature Conservancy of Washington

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

The Nature Conservancy in Washington provides plentiful volunteer opportunities and networking potential through special events for members and donors.

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Nature Consortium

Events primarily in Seattle

The Nature Consortium teaches local youth environmental lessons through the creative arts and hands-on conservation projects, including the Arts in Nature Festival.

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Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals (NWAEP)

Events throughout Washington

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Northwest Biodiesel Network

Events primarily in Seattle

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Northwest Biosolids Management Association

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Northwest EcoBuilding Guild

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is an association of builders, designers, homeowners, tradespeople, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in ecologically sustainable building.

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Northwest Energy Coalition

Events primarily in Seattle

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Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NWEA)

Events in Seattle and throughout the Pacific Norhwest

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Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC)

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

NEEC is a trade group representing the interests of companies in the business of energy efficiency. NEEC offers various ways for members to network with each other.

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Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC)

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound Region

NEBC is a membership and advocacy group comprised primarily of companies with a strategic interest in environmental policies and issues that relate to industry. Events are open also to non-members.

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NW Animals Rights Network

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

NARN advocates for the protection of animals and maintains an excellent calendar of upcoming events for members and other supporters of their cause.

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NW Energy Angels

Events in Seattle and the Eastside

NW Energy Angels is a membership group of accredited investors who meet and work together to screen and select local energy related companies in which they invest.

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Olympic Park Institute

Events in Seattle and on the Olympic Peninsula

OPI provides environmental education to local students, teachers and adults in the beautiful wilderness setting of its own retreat and conference facilities, available also for corporate rental.

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Orca Network

Events in Seattle and Kitsap County

Orca Network is a group dedicated to connecting whales and people in the PNW through volunteering, events and an online journal of whale sightings in Puget Sound.

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Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)

Events primarily in Seattle

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Pacific Whale Watch Association

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

PWWA is a coalition of 32 progressive whale watching operators in the Pacific Northwest who collaborate to support whale research and conservation.

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Partnership for Water Conservation

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

PWC is a private-public collaboration of key businesses, environmental groups and individuals interested in sustaining river flows in local watersheds to protect fish and quality of life for citizens.

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PCC Farmland Trust

Events in Seattle and around the Puget Sound region

PCC Farmland Trust purchases organic conservation easements to save more farmland, more quickly in Washington state. Regular events and farm tours provide networking opportunities.

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People For Puget Sound

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

PFPS educates and involves people in protecting and restoring the land and waters of Puget Sound. Regular events provide networking opportunities for those interested in local environmental issues.

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Plant Amnesty

Events primarily in Seattle

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P-Patch Trust

Events primarily in Seattle

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Puget Sound Partnership

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Puget Soundkeeper Alliance

Events primarily in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Sarvey Wildlife

Events primarily in North Seattle

Sarvey Wildlife operates the only nonprofit wildlife ambulance service in the state of Washington, serving Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties, with over 100 volunteer opportunities.

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Seattle Aquarium Premier Donor Clubs

Events primarily in Seattle

The Seattle Aquarium's premier donor clubs provide excellent networking opportunities for people committed to and interested in marine conservation in the Puget Sound region and globally.

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Seattle Chefs Collaborative

Events primarily in Seattle

This organziation brings together leading local chefs dedicated to sustainable practices with local food producers and patrons dedicated to the same ideals.

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Seattle Great City Initiative

Events primarily in Seattle

SGCI is an urban advocacy group of people committed to helping make Seattle a model of economic and environmental sustainability.

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Seattle Inner City Outings (ICO)

Events primarily in Seattle

ICO is a community outreach program organized by the Sierra Club and run by volunteers to give local urban youth and adults the opportunity to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world.

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Seattle Parks Foundation

Events primarily in Seattle

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Sierra Club - Cascade Chapter

Events primarily in Seattle

With chapters throughout the state, the Sierra Club brings together people interested in hiking, biking and conservation. Members can enjoy Mother Nature's offerings together, get involved in the legislative process, work towards common conservation goals or take part in trail maintenance parties.

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Sightline Institute

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Social Justice Fund Northwest

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Social Justice Fund is a foundation that supports progressive causes and organizations. Membership is achieved by making an annual contribution.

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Society for Ecological Restoration - Northwest Chapter

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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Solar Washington

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Solar Washington is the state chapter of the American Solar Energy Society. Members include companies and individuals with an interest in solar energy.

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Sound Experience

Events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

Sound Experiences runs programs for members and students aboard its historic 133 foot schooner.

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Sound Salmon Solutions

Events primarily in the Greater Seattle region

Sound Salmon Solutions works to ensure the survival of salmon in our local streams through education and volunteer habitat restoration programs. Check out their events page to get involved.

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space.city

Events in Seattle

space.city organizes regular events covering topics of interest around art, architecture and urbanism.

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Stewardship Partners

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Student Conservation Association (SCA) - Seattle Office

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Surfrider Foundation - Seattle Chapter

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound Region

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Sustainable Ballard

Events in Seattle

Sustainable Seattle is a group of Ballard residents who build community around the vision of an inclusive, healthy and peaceful world, starting in Ballard.

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Sustainable Northwest

Events primarily in Portland

Sustainable Northwest brings people, ideas, and innovation together so that nature, local economies, and rural communities can thrive.

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Sustainable Path Foundation

Events primarily in Seattle

SPF has its roots in the Seattle bioscience community; it promotes sustainability and health in our region through collaborative approaches informed by scientific understanding and systems thinking.

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Sustainable Seattle

Events primarily in Seattle

Focused on the long-term health & sustainability of Seattle, this group builds communities of people committed to a healthy ecology, strong local economies and livable neighborhoods for all.

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Sustainable West Seattle

Events in West Seattle

SWS is a community building organization based on the principles of sustainability and neighborliness. They organize regular events, publish a calendar and are behind the local tool library.

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The Mountaineers

Events in Seattle and local clubs throughout Puget Sound region

The Mountaineers is the largest membership group in the Puget Sound region for people interested in preserving, exploring and enjoying the outdoors and wilderness areas. Members can participate in a vast array of social, educational and outdoor activities.

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Transportation Choices Coalition

Events primarily in Seattle

TCC is a coalition of citizen groups, businesses, public agencies and individuals working to influence decisions concerning Washington's transportation systems.

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Urban Land Institute of Seattle

Events primarily in Seattle

ULI is a global organization providing leadership in sustainable land use. The group's events attract a who's who from the local real estate community.

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Volunteers for Outdoor Washington

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

VOW volunteers learn how to become stewards of the land through formal training that ranges from afternoon work crews to more in-depth programs provided in conjunction with local land managers.

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Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

WANP is a volunteer professional association promoting naturopathy in the state of Washington and providing its member physicians with local opportunities to collaborate and network with each other.

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Washington Butterfly Association

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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Washington Council of Trout Unlimited (WCTU)

Events in Seattle and local chapters throughout Washington

WCTU is a membership-based advocacy group for people who love trout. Frequent events provide excellent relationship-building and learning opportunities.

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Washington Environmental Council

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Washington Environmental advocates for improved state protection of forests, streams and wildlife habitat, as well as better enforcement of existing laws. Members are kept informed and receive invitations to attend WEC-sponsored events and workshops.

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Washington Fly Fishing Club

Events primarily in Seattle

WFFC is a group of local fly anglers who meet monthly at the Seattle Tennis Club to share stories and camaraderie. Other activities include outings, classes and conservation initiatives.

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Washington Foundation for the Environment

Events primarily in Seattle

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Washington Native Plant Society

Events in chapters throughout the Puget Sound Region and Washington

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Washington Sea Grant

Events in Seattle and throughout Western Washington

Washington Sea Grant serves the people who manage, use and enjoy Washington's ocean and coasts through education, outreach and research programs. Regular events provide networking opportunities.

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Washington State Grange

Events in chapters throughout the Puget Sound Region and State

The Grange is America's oldest farm-based fraternal organization. This non-partisan, grassroots advocacy group for rural citizens organizes both legislative initiatives and community activities.

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Washington State Park Rangers Association

Events in Seattle and around Washington state

WSPRA is a service organization for park rangers, employees and supporters.

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Washington State Recycling Association

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

WSRA works to foster the expansion, diversity and economic vitality of recycling as part of sustainable resource management. Membership provides access to regular networking opportunities.

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Washington Toxics Coalition

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Washington Trails Association

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

WTA works to represent hikers in Washington State. Members receive the group's magazine and invitations to participate in trail work. The group also organizes TrailsFest and special donor events.

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Washington Water Trails Association

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

WWTA is a non-profit collaboration of people who love to travel and enjoy the world by small boats. Regular events provide excellent networking opportunities for people interested in small boater's rights and in helping to preserve access to Washington's waters for future generations.

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Washington Water Trust

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

WWT works to improve stream flows and water quality across Washington state using cooperative partnerships and market-based transactions to create balanced water management solutions.

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Washington Wild

Events primarily in Seattle

WW is a grassroots membership group advocating to solve key threats facing the environment in Washington state.

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Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition (WWRC)

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

WWRC is a citizens group promoting public funds for parks, habitat and working farms across the state.

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Washington Wildlife Federation

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

WWF is Washington State's largest advocacy group representing conservation minded hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. Volunteer opportunities and workshops provide ways to get involved.

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Washington's National Park Fund

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

WNPF is a fundraising organization for people who support the 3 national parks located in Washington State. Various event and volunteer opportunities offer excellent networking potential.

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Western Washington Clean Cities

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Whidbey Institute

Events on Whidbey Island

The Whidbey Institute connects people interested in liberating their capacity to serve the common good.

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Wild Fish Conservancy Northwest

Events in Seattle and throughout Washington

WFCNW advocates and funds research in order to support responsible, sustainable policies for wild fish.

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Wild Steelhead Coalition

Events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

WSC is a membership driven advocacy group dedicated to increasing the return of wild steelhead to the waters and rivers of the Pacific Northwest.

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Wilderness Awareness School

Events primarily in Duvall / Eastside and Seattle

Wilderness Awareness School connects people and families with the natural world, builds community and fosters personal growth through its classes and programs.

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Woodland Park Zoo

Events primarily in Seattle

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