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This Week on Worldchanging Seattle


The new Seattle blog is coming along great, with some wonderful new local contributors on board. This week's headlines ranged from public health to shopping bags. Check out what's new:

A Tool for Building Healthier Public Projects and Policies
In this week's feature story, Dr. Lori Williams talks about the benefits of Health Impact Assessments and unpacks two HIAs that are influencing local development plans.

Car-Free Sundays: A Business Plan
Local business owners can use lessons from abroad as they prepare for the upcoming holidays from auto traffic.

Say Goodbye to Free Shopping Bags
The City Council's newly approved fee on disposable shopping bags will take effect in January. Should we take time to celebrate, or get back to work?

Citizen's Report: Climate Action Lab
An attendee from the recent Climate Action Lab recaps the day's dialogue on local transportation issues.

A Price Tag on Puget Sound
Why it's good news that a new economic study has calculated the dollar value of our local resources.

Whether or not you're a resident of the Emerald City, we hope you'll check back often for great ideas Seattle can broadcast to the world.

If you're in town, we'd like to hear from you! Check out the local blog and leave comments, or contact editor[at]Worldchanging[dot]com if you have ideas or would like to write.

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