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Seattle’s equity and environment agenda aims to flip the script for social justice

Reposted from Resource Media April 25, 2016 The Duwamish is Seattle’s only real river. It is also the city’s only Superfund site, and it’s a doozy, a complex mishmash of contaminated mud and sediment from years as Seattle’s main industrial artery. People live along the Duwamish, lots of people. 60 percent of these residents are […]

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Online Resources, Photos and Talks from GSI Summit

This past February the City of Seattle was pleased to join Stewardship Partners, The Nature Conservancy, Washington Environmental Council, Washington State University, MIG-SvR Design, Boeing, Vulcan, and many other collaborators and sponsors to co-host the first Puget Sound Green Infrastructure Summit. Resources, photos and talks from this Summit are now available on-line at: www.12000raingardens.org/summit/

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Getting More Healthy Food to Low-Income Residents

As farmers market season opens across the region, low-income residents of Seattle and King County are about to have many more places to access fresh, healthy food, thanks to OSE’s Fresh Bucks program. Fresh Bucks is OSE’s cornerstone food access program, which makes healthy food more affordable to low-income households. Fresh Bucks doubles the purchasing […]

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Creating Opportunities for Youth in Local Green Pathways

Last year, Mayor Murray piloted the Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative (MYEI) as a commitment to prepare Seattle Youth for meaningful and successful employment. Meaningful learning opportunities at the right time can be the key to a future of opportunity for many youth. The Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative provides needed income and first-time employment experiences for […]

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Mayor Murray releases groundbreaking Seattle Equity & Environment Agenda

On Earth Day (April 22, 2016) Mayor Ed Murray released the Seattle Equity & Environment Action Agenda, a blueprint for advancing racial justice in Seattle’s environmental work. Operating on the premise that those most affected by environmental inequities must be at the table to create the solutions, the Mayor convened the Community Partners Steering Committee […]

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Plenty of Ways (and Days) to Celebrate Earth Day in Seattle

April 22 is known around the world as Earth Day, but in environmentally minded Seattle, there are great activities throughout the month so it’s easy to celebrate “Earth Month”. While the list of activities happening throughout the Seattle is quite extensive, we have taken the liberty to round up the Earth Day/Earth Month activities that […]

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Join Us for “Livability Night Out”

Join us for a “PechaKucha” style word slam about the livability of our city.  We will have local talent to entertain and an opportunity to find out what many City programs are up to. HALA will be featured and you can find out what is in store for Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda in the city. […]

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Engaging Mainstream Environmental Organizations in Race & Social Justice Work

Seattle is widely known for its environmental leadership—a long held source of pride for our city. However, Seattle, like all other cities, still has much work to do in ensuring environmental benefits are shared equally among all residents. Typically, the communities who shape and benefit from our environmental policies, approaches, and outcomes are primarily white […]

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Drive Clean Seattle – Leading by Example

Several weeks ago, at the Climate Leadership Conference, Mayor Murray announced a major new initiative to tackle climate change at the local level and take meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A sector-wide transportation initiative, Drive Clean Seattle is a key piece of the City’s climate action agenda, is one of the most comprehensive […]

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Safe & Connected: The Future of Bike Share in Seattle

reposted from Sally Bagshaw’s Blog Over the past few weeks, my office has heard from a significant number of community members about Pronto and City acquisition of our bike share system. I have appreciated the rigorous analysis taking place on all sides of this issue and want to share my rationale for supporting the legislation to move forward […]

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