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2024 Earth Month Wrap-Up 

At OSE, Earth Day is every day! We are grateful to have had the opportunity to connect with communities hand in hand on Earth Day and throughout Earth Month in continued progress towards our environmental goals while supporting organizations in their own endeavors in climate justice and equity. Here’s a look at some Earth Month spotlights: 

Duwamish Alive

OSE Director Jessyn Farrell and Deputy Director Michelle Caulfield joined Councilmember Tanya Woo and Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, along with 100 volunteers, in restoration work along the Duwamish Watershed. The Duwamish Alive Coalition celebrates Seattle’s only river every year through community-led cleanup projects.  

Celebrating Black Earth Day at the Yes Farm  

OSE Climate Justice team member Sunny Ysa, dropped by Black Earth Day at Yesler Terrace Park by OSE partners Black Farmers Collective and Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. Additional connections to other organizations in attendance include Front and Centered, Out the Mud Gardens, and Environmental Justice Fund grantee Rainier Ave Radio. The connectedness and great energy of the day highlighted the work Black, Brown, and Indigenous leaders are doing to actively uphold environmental justice for our people.  

Environmental Professionals of Color-Seattle (EPOC) Summit

OSE’s Climate Justice Director, Lylianna Allala, along with Ximena Fonseca-Morales, and Gus Williams attended the Environmental Professionals of Color (EPOC) – Seattle Summit & Center for Diversity and the Environment. 5,000 professionals met to network, organize, strategize, and inspire through an environmental leadership focused framework.  

Seattle University Earth Talks 

OSE director Jessyn Farrell was a keynote speaker at Seattle University’s 5th edition Earth Talks made of sustainability-centered presentations by students, staff, faculty, and community partners focused on “Care for our Common Home”.