Posted in Read Sustainable in Seattle Posted Date: November 2018 Seattle is well-known for its commitment to environmental sustainability, leading the way toward a cleaner, greener planet. See how the city stacks up, and get inspired: Wide open spaces. Seattle is ranked #11 in the world for canopy cover—a way to measure green spaces (like parks and gardens) in cities. Keeping it clean. More than 90% of Seattle's electricity is generated by clean, hydroelectric power. Plus, its electricity is 100% carbon neutral. Going strawless. Seattle is taking a stand on plastic pollution—as of July 2018, plastic straws and plastic utensils have been banned from food service businesses in the city. Buildings that give back. Seattle's Bullitt Center is the greenest commercial building in the world, with 100% on-site renewable energy generation. Bag it up. Retail stores in Seattle only provide reusable carryout bags or recyclable paper bags—no more plastic in the Emerald City.