The Sustainable Energy & Environmental Network is a non-profit organization based in the Tri-Cities, Washington dedicated to educating and assisting the environmental stewardship and sustainable use of energy resources and technologies. We accomplish this by focusing on three main areas: Environmental education and stewardship, Sustainable technology in the community, and Sustainable technology in the classroom.

Our Focus Areas

Environmental education and stewardship: Environmental learning opportunities, community tours, lectures, activities and events. Helping to organize Mid-Columbia Earth Month activities, events, community clean-up projects and green business networking.

Sustainable technology in the community: Electrathon electric vehicle car race open competition, traveling exhibits that demonstrate basic alternative energy concepts, grant research and submission, speakers and tours of local energy facilities.

Sustainable technology in the classroom: Sustainable technology in the classroom: SEEnet reaches into the classroom in a variety of ways. Most prominent is the merging of the Delta High School Electric Vehicle Engineering Club with TriTech’s Welding Class into a sanctioned American Welding Society approved new club in late 2017. This club is open to high school students from throughout the Tri-Cities. The club meets throughout the school year at TriTech under the partnership of Kennewick School District and it’s club lead, Gina Cutts. Students engage in both classroom discussion and hands-on experience. The club is co-led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientist and SEEnet volunteer Peter Rieke, and Benton PUD staff member Todd Blackman. The club discusses, designs, builds and operates/races an electric derby car to Electrathon America races in the Northwest. Parental support and involvement is encouraged, but not required.

Environmental information for the community: Go Green Tri-Cities is a group of like-minded people that strive to keep stainable issues in the forefront of citizen's minds. The website features a 12-month calendar of eco-events, activities and volunteer opportunities. There is a business directory that highlights green businesses, a resource page that include recycling information, list of second-hand stores, eco-organizations and "how to's." all at your fingertips. Go Green Tri-Cities also has a Facebook page for keeping up-to-date with new technologies and information.

We hope you'll join us in furthering sustainable technology and environmental education in the Mid-Columbia!

SEEnetwork is proud to announce the launching of Go Green Tri-Cities, a one-stop resource that highlights green businesses, resources, events, and recreation in Tri-Cities, WA, and surrounding area.


Go Green Tri-Cities
Benton-Franklin Trends
Delta High School Electric Vehicle Engineering Club
Richland Green Living
Alliance for a Livable Sustainable Community
Tri-Cities Electric Vehicle Racing Program
America Welding Society & EV Club Facebook page