Our dear friend and long-time Bullitt Foundation colleague Marilyn Fike passed away peacefully at home on March 12, 2014. Anyone who called or visited the Foundation between 1989 to 2011 likely spoke with Marilyn. She was the voice on the phone system most of those years and she was the first person to greet visitors to 1212 Minor.
Continuity of Commitment to Grantees and Issues After 12 years with the Bullitt Foundation, Amy Solomon will be stepping down from her position in May. In anticipation of her departure, the Foundation has hired Rashad Morris as the new Energy, Industry and Technology program officer. He starts in March to allow overlap with Solomon.
The 2013 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship winner Amber Heckelman is a Ph.D. student at the University of British Columbia studying Integrated Studies in Land & Food Systems. Her interests are focused on the Philippine peasant experience, food security, sovereignty and sustainability.
Effective March 1, 2013 the Bullitt Foundation is located at: 1501 East Madison Street, Suite 600 Seattle WA 98122
Ricardi Duvil, a doctoral student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University, will research the use of nitrate as a remediation technique to prevent methylmercury contamination of freshwater biota in lakes, contamination that can cause severe heath effects in wildlife and humans.
We need to create a political and economic context within which far more CO2 is stored annually in biological systems than is released from them. The Northwest is a biocarbon powerhouse with its green cities, extensive forests, and abundant agricultural lands.
Erim Gomez, a new doctoral candidate in Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University, will study the conservation of endangered species and the ecology and sustainability of freshwater ecosystems in the Moses Lake area of central Washington.
These trainings and forums are offered by the United Way of King Country and are open to all nonprofit organizations and volunteers.
Bullitt Foundation President Denis Hayes was interviewed on King 5 news on July 22, 2011. The video documents early construction of the future Cascadia Center and describes what will make it the "Most Energy Efficient Building in the World".
In honor of Earthday 2011, Bullitt Foundation President and CEO, Denis Hayes, is interviewed on his "vision that changed the world" by Evening Magazine on King 5 News.
Please visit www.cascadiacenter.info for information about the Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction.
The Ford Foundation has announced the launch of JustFilms, a five-year, $50 million initiative to help find and support a new generation of filmmakers whose works address urgent social issues.
The nation’s largest and most prestigious awards program for community development financial institutions (CDFIs) announced today that two of the nation’s top-performing CDFIs—Boston Community Capital and Enterprise Cascadia—are the recipients of the 2010 Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance. The two CDFIs will receive $8.25 million in grants and low-cost loans and will be honored at an awards celebration on Wednesday, November 3, at Opportunity Finance Network’s (OFN’s) 26th Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.
Tracy Fuentes, a student in the Interdisciplinary PhD program in Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington, will explore how land use and land use changes affect plants at the local, watershed, and regional scales.
The International Cosmos Prize has been awarded to Estella Leopold.
The Bullitt Foundation Announces Plans for the Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction
The Bullitt Foundation is spearheading a visionary effort to develop the Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction in Seattle's Central Area. The Center will be one of the nation’s first mid-rise commercial buildings to achieve “living building” status, a new benchmark for environmental sustainability.
The Bullitt Foundation Announces the Appointment of Neelima Shah as Program Officer for Urban Ecology
Seattle – The Bullitt Foundation today announced that Neelima Shah has been appointed as a Program Officer. Ms. Shah will oversee the Foundation’s Urban Ecology Program.
Council Approves Living Building Pilot, Remakes Part of Multi-Family Code New standards for livability, sustainability, and affordability in Seattle neighborhoods
SEATTLE - Seattle City Council today adopted two pieces of legislation that will work to improve the livability, sustainability, and affordability of Seattle neighborhoods. The first ordinance creates a pilot project to allow for entirely self-sustaining green buildings in Seattle.
Juan Mario Michan, a postgraduate student at the University of British Columbia, investigates techniques to use carbon nanotubes to remove air pollutants from the environment.
According to the Council on Foundations, foundations have reported declines in asset values that average 28%. Since foundation grantmaking budgets are often tied to the value of investment portfolios, many decreased giving in 2008 and are decreasing giving further in 2009. The impacts of this economic climate will be broad and deep, and the specific experiences of funders and the organizations they support will vary markedly. What does this mean for your organization?