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City to Create a ‘Resilience District’ with Award from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Seattle Receives $600,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Continue Community-Led Health, Equity, and Climate Change Adaptation Work in the Duwamish Valley The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded the City of Seattle a $600,000 grant to work with community partners in the Duwamish Valley on a strategy… [ Keep reading ]

Passionate About Environmental Justice? Join Seattle’s Environmental Justice Committee!

Are you committed to centering community needs and improving environmental, health and economic conditions for our communities? Are if you interested in working toward shifting power to community to further advance the City’s environmental work? If so, consider applying to the Environmental Justice Committee! The Environmental Justice Committee (EJC) centers… [ Keep reading ]

Managing Seattle’s Urban Forest – Seeking Feedback

Deadline for public comment is November 30, 2020. Managing Seattle’s roughly 15,000 acres of tree canopy is no easy task. Urban trees grow on every landscape across the city – including public and privately-owned properties, street rights-of-way, and natural areas – all together making up Seattle’s urban forest. The City… [ Keep reading ]

One thousand more Seattle residents in need will receive monthly food benefit with Fresh Bucks

Fresh Bucks will add 1,000 new customers from the program wait list this October, providing a much needed food benefit as families across the city struggle to meet basic needs. This is in addition to 8,000 households already enrolled. Fresh Bucks, a healthy food program focused on getting more fruits… [ Keep reading ]

King Conservation Grant Process Now Open

Deadline is October 19 Each year the King Conservation District (KCD) provides funds through the Seattle Community Partnership Grant program to improve natural resources and advance environmental equity. The Office of Sustainability and Environment partners with KCD on the application process which opens today. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 19. Learn more and apply here. OSE and KCD staff… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Justice Fund Now Accepting Proposals

The Environmental Justice Fund is a grant opportunity for community-led projects that improve environmental conditions, respond to impacts of climate change, and get us closer to acheiving environmental justice. The application process is now open. Deadline is Friday, September 25. OSE staff are offering technical assistance to help project leaders… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Justice Leadership Spotlight: Pah-tu Pitt

Pah-tu Pitt G. is the Co-Chair of the Environmental Justice Committee and currently works on advocacy for indigenous climate change resiliency, sustainable economic development, and grassroots organizing at regional and local levels in the Pacific Northwest and Seattle. What motivates you in your work in the environmental justice sphere?More broadly, I… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Justice Leadership Spotlight: Jaimée Marsh

Jaimée joined the EJC in 2020 and participates on the Healthy Environment for All Sub-committee. They currently serve as Executive Director of FEEST, a non-profit organization centering youth as leaders working towards school food systems change in Seattle and South King County. What motivates you in your work in the environmental justice… [ Keep reading ]

Continuing to Support Community with COVID Relief Food Assistance

In March, Seattle was one of the first cities in the nation to launch an emergency grocery voucher program for families who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial $5 million investment provided vouchers to 6,250 low-income families to help them purchase food, cleaning supplies, and other household goods… [ Keep reading ]

Assistance Available for 2020 Environmental Justice Fund Applications

Each year the Office of Sustainability’s Equity & Environment Initiative (EEI) distributes approximately $250,000 to support the improvement of environmental and health conditions in response to climate change with the goal of advancing environmental justice for communities who experience the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation first and worst…. [ Keep reading ]