Category: Green Business

Shout out to our new Solar Sponsors!

 THANK YOU to our new EcoDistrict Solar Sponsors A&R Solar, Central Co-opRainbow Natural Remedies, Capitol Cider, Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice CreamRhein Haus, Poquitos, Eagle Rock Ventures, Capitol Hill Housing and RockBox!

These EcoDistrict Solar Sponsors have made significant investments in Community Solar–offsetting their own electricity use with a local solar project and directly supporting broader neighborhood sustainability and affordability!sponsor update
 These local businesses have stepped up to support local solar generation and affordable housing! Will your business be next?

Lets go #Community Solar!become a solar sponsor

Community Solar is a way for residents, businesses and community organizations to participate and receive the benefits of solar without having their own solar arrays on their roof—and in this case also supports a great cause!

This project produces clean energy, supports the regional economy (all of the system components and labor are locally sourced!), and will be donated to Capitol Hill Housing in 2020 to reduce the long-term operating costs of affordable housing.

Becoming a Solar Sponsor

Join the Seattle 2030 District on Capitol Hill!

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The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict has partnered with the Seattle 2030 District to support property owners and managers in improving the performance of buildings on Capitol Hill. 

Together, the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and the Seattle 2030 District will work  to recruit new members in Capitol Hill in order to reduce the environmental footprint of buildings and participate in the broader sustainability work of the EcoDistrict.


Join a growing number of Seattle’s building owners and managers committed to reaching the 2030 Challenge targets.

Membership provides access to tools to measure and track the performance of your commercial or multifamily properties and improve them to meet ambitious energy, water and carbon reduction targets. In rising to the Challenge, you’ll save both natural resources and money, and there’s no cost to get started.

The 2030 targets for buildings are in three categories:

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The Seattle 2030 District is a membership organization made up of the property owners, managers and developers and professionals that aim to dramatically reduce environmental impacts of building construction and operations, while maintaining Seattle’s robust economy and the profitability of its members.

In exchange for commitments, data sharing, and participation, the Seattle 2030 District provides transformative leadership to its members by offering access to comparative performance analysis, roundtables and information sharing forums, pilot programs, exclusive incentives and discounts, and one-on-one meetings with S2030D staff.

If you’re a property owner or manager or interested in learning how your building can commit to becoming more sustainable, get in touch! Email Arielle at to learn more or get started.

Become a Solar Sponsor!

Know a local business or community organization interested in supporting solar and affordable housing? The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict invites local businesses and institutions to participate in the Capitol Hill Community Solar Project as “Solar Sponsors.” This is your chance to support neighborhood sustainability, get recognized for your contribution and earn back your investments via credits on your electricity bill!

See our current solar sponsors!

This is a limited time opportunity. For purchasing 7 or more solar units before March 15th, Solar Sponsors will receive the following recognition benefits:

This sponsorship is an investment via your electric bill that will be repaid to your business between now and June 2020–thus you can gain the benefits of sponsorship while earning your money back AND supporting a great community project!

Become a Solar Sponsor

For more information on the program (and to sign up as a sponsor or an individual!) visit City Light’s Community Solar page.

You can find additional sponsorship information for the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict here or get in touch with Joel Sisolak at

Green Biz Program

This Fall, we’re making it easier for local businesses to conserve resources, save money and improve our neighborhood! Local businesses are key stakeholders in creating a vibrant and sustainable neighborhood. Too often, however, they lack the resources, support or time to take the next steps towards that goal. In partnership with the City and other community organizations, the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict’s Green Business

program supports local businesses and acknowledges their efforts on behalf of the planet. Check out the different opportunities here and get in touch with Arielle Lawson ( participate.