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Emerald Cities Seattle Receives Mayoral Candidates’ Commitment to the Triple Bottom Line

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This fall Seattleites are focused on a mayoral race, between the incumbent Mike McGinn and his challenger, former Washington State Senate Majority Leader Senator Ed Murray, to see who will lead the city for the next four years. Since Emerald Cities Seattle’s mission is made possibly by close work with city government, they engaged both Mayoral candidates and received signed commitments to the Emerald Cities vision of advancing a sustainable environment while creating greater economic opportunities for all. A group of Emerald Cities members representing labor, business, and community groups met with both candidates, explained Emerald Cities Seattle’s priorities and asked for their commitment to work together on these priorities. The candidates were receptive, agreed to work together on the priorities, and signed the Emerald Cities Seattle Triple Bottom Line Commitment document. Regardless of the outcome of the election, Emerald Cities Seattle looks forward to close cooperation with the city and the next Mayor of Seattle on their goals. Thanks to Tara Anderson (SustainableWorks), Lean Guier (UA), John Abate (PSARA), and Michael Woo (Got Green) for representing Emerald Cities Seattle in this effort.

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