Sightline Institute

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The Sightline Institute (formerly Northwest Environment Watch) is an independent, non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington, U.S..

Focusing on environmental policy, it was founded in 1993 by activist and author Alan Durning. Its stated mission is to "make the Northwest a global model of sustainability—strong communities, a green economy, and a healthy environment".

The Institute's "Cascadia Scorecard", published every year since 2004, scores the Pacific Northwest bioregion on measurable progress towards sustainability in seven areas: health, economy, population, energy, sprawl, wildlife, and pollution. Other publications have focused on environmental tax shift proposals, and "Seven Wonders for a Cool Planet: Everyday Things to Help Solve Global Warming", published by Sierra Club Books.

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