Perspectives — Blog
At Forterra, our work spans from securing wild places and farms, to land in the city for parks and affordable housing and creating innovative policy.
Read the latest about the work we’re doing and the people and places who shape it.
A recount of Seed & Feed in June where we explored the evolution of our urban neighborhoods through the lens of some of Pioneer Square’s chief revivalists.
The innovative transfer of development rights program is a way to protect farmland and encourage building in more urban areas. It’s a program that works and it needs to be preserved.
Green Seattle Partnership received Forterra’s Game Changer Award for its decade-long dedicated service to restoring Seattle’s forested parks and natural areas. To date, GSP has restored 1,000 acres; its stewards and volunteers have worked 722,500 hours and have planted 169,000 trees.
For many people, a nearby park is an oasis of calm and a place to recharge. Yet our urban forests and open spaces are often under threat of neglect. Volunteer Forest Stewards spend their weekends working hard at a labor of love, are instrumental in keeping our urban forests healthy and vibrant.
It has been 10 years since the launch of the Cascade and Olympic Agendas, and it is time for a top-to-bottom refresh. Through a series of structured conversations, town hall meetings and crowd sourcing, we will be working toward the Next Wave of the Agendas in the spring of 2015.
Contemplate your energy use, the products in your daily life, and the waste that passes in and out of your household, and make a change.
Many people expressed a strong desire to support farming communities so they may thrive in the future while working with cities to prevent sprawl and protect the beauty and resources of the region.
Several dozen volunteers and field partners planted over 1,500 trees during the past month with our Evergreen Carbon Capture program. Over their 100-year lifetime, these trees will capture over 7,500 tons of carbon.