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Last modified: November 4, 2011, 3:51 PM
Sightline Institute (formerly Northwest Environment Watch) is a not-for-profit research and communication center--a think tank--based in Seattle. Founded in 1993, Sightline's mission is to bring about sustainability--a healthy, lasting prosperity grounded in place. Nonpartisan and wholly independent, Sightline's only ideology is commitment to the shared values of strong communities, fair markets, and responsible stewardship.
Our focus is Cascadia, or the Pacific Northwest. We do our work in three ways:
1. We monitor the Northwest's progress toward a healthy, lasting prosperity with the Cascadia Scorecard, an index of seven key trends shaping the future of the Northwest.
2. We identify the most important systemic solutions for the region: high-leverage changes that could redirect business as usual to more sustainable ends, such as compact urban development, tax shifting, and pay-as-you-drive car insurance that rewards consumers for driving less.
3. We make our research, books, maps, and commentary widely available to the Northwest's engaged citizens, media, and leaders, so they can better understand and better advance sustainability in their communities.
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