Sightline Institute

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The Sightline Institute (formerly Northwest Environment Watch[1]) 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[2] on measurable progress towards sustainability in seven areas: health, economy, population, energy, sprawl, wildlife, and pollution.[3] 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.


  1. ^ "In Our View - Carrot and Stick; 'Feebates' encourage fuel efficiency". The Columbian  – via HighBeam (subscription required). 13 May 2004. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Blatter, Joachim (2003). Neil Brenner, Bob Jessop, Martin Jones, Gordon Macleod, ed. State / Space:A Reader. Blackwell. p. 200. ISBN 9780470754719. 
  3. ^ Durbin, Kathy (10 March 2004). "Survey: Urban sprawl needs attention". The Columbian  – via HighBeam (subscription required). Retrieved 2 March 2017. 

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