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New Investments Coming for “Growing Local, Equitable Foods and Education in Seattle Schools” Project

The City of Seattle is excited to announce that we are receiving a nearly $100,000 Farm to School grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)! The project with Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and community organizations will work towards three goals: 1) Expand the capacity of SPS Culinary Services… [ Keep reading ]

Perfil destacado de un beneficiario del Fondo para la Justicia Ambiental: Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center  

En todo Estados Unidos, la raza de la persona es el factor de predicción más significativo de vivir cerca de aire, agua o suelos contaminados. Por este motivo, en 2017 se creó el Fondo para la Justicia Ambiental de Seattle, con el fin de apoyar iniciativas que beneficien y estén lideradas… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Justice Fund Grantee Spotlight: Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center  

Across the United States, race is the most significant predictor of a person living near contaminated air, water, or soil. It is for this reason that Seattle’s Environmental Justice Fund was created in 2017 to support efforts that benefit and are led by, or in partnership with, those most affected… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Hosts First Bloomberg Green Festival, Leaders Discuss Climate Solutions 

Seattle just hosted the first-ever Bloomberg Green Festival! The Office of Sustainability (OSE) was happy to join thousands of people from across the United States to learn about climate and sustainability solutions. Seattle’s Mayor Bruce Harrell was a keynote speaker and OSE Director Jessyn Farrell was named a “Green Champion”… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Urban Native & Indigenous Peoples share their values and priorities for the local food system in new report 

A new report from the Indigenous planning group, sləp̓iləbəxʷ (Rising Tides), and Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment, shares key themes and priorities from a 2022 listening session on Native and Indigenous food systems. The report will inform/informed the City of Seattle’s updated Food Action Plan, which will be released… [ Keep reading ]

Join Seattle School Meals & Food Education Working Group 2022-2023 Report Webinar 

Seattle School Meals & Food Education Working Group Report Webinar RSVP for the webinar hereMonday, July 2211am-12:30pm School meals are a crucial food access point in our communities, with Seattle Public Schools serving as many as 20,000 meals per day to students. School-based food and garden education are key strategies… [ Keep reading ]

An Interview with Resilience Hubs Advisor Bin Jung 

Resilience hubs are trusted community-serving facilities that support residents in everyday life. Resilience hubs help foster social cohesion and connection amongst community members to prepare for, respond to, and recover from climate change impacts happening now and in the future. These hubs include nonprofits, youth development centers, and faith-based organizations. … [ Keep reading ]

Join OSE and the City of Seattle at the Bloomberg Green Festival at Seattle Center from July 10th-13th With Discounted Tickets! 

Alongside world-renowned experts, the Bloomberg Climate Festival will engage attendees in solution-driven experiences around areas including sustainability, design, food, technology, and more. You can now purchase tickets with a 30% discount at the festival’s website by using the promo-code OSE30 at checkout. Tickets provide access to workshops, indoor and outdoor… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Connects Students to Wholesome Foods and Positive Outcomes

Since Fall 2018, Seattle’s Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP) has provided students at participating Seattle Public Schools with over 600,000 pounds of nutritious fruit and vegetable snacks at school throughout the week. Through FFVP, students are given over 40 different types of fruit and vegetable snacks throughout the school… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Fresh Bucks Program Reached 12,000 Seattle Households with Fruit & Vegetable Benefits in 2023 

“An investment in food security is an investment in the health of our city. Fresh Bucks continues to do critical work connecting families in our city to a reliable path to nutritious food and building an equitable, sustainable, and resilient local food system. Through partnerships with organizations that center community… [ Keep reading ]