It’s safe to say that 2020 has been full of surprises and adjustments! As the year winds down to a close, we wanted to recap what the Seattle 2030 District could accomplish during the drastic transition from in-person meetings to Zoom sessions during quarantine.
Our focus was on education opportunities and outreach to audiences outside our usual network after the pandemic hit. Looking back at this time, it seemed impossible to do business almost solely online. With help from our members, partners, and supporters, we had meaningful presentations and conversations on moving sustainability efforts forward in Seattle and internally tried to rethink how we could incorporate social equity in upcoming projects. To all of you who attended our education forums, S2030 Roundtable events, and our first online fundraiser, the “VISION AWARDS reimagined,” Thank you for your support.
As with other companies, we are still learning from trial and error. COVID-19 has kept us on our feet to find new ways to stay in touch with all of you and communicate the urgency of reducing carbon emissions to preserve the planet.
2021 will mark S2030D’s 10th anniversary in existence; you can look at our milestones in the 2020 progress report. Although we’ve come a long way, we know we have a long way to go. Nine years to achieving the network goals of reaching 50% reductions in energy, water, and transportation in new buildings by 2030 at times seems daunting, but with your help, we’re up for the challenge!