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The East African Senior Center brings together communities and generations through environmental learning 

By Carol Aragon, Environmental Justice Storytelling Intern 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,… [ Keep reading ]

Share your thoughts on the City of Seattle’s Food Action Plan before August 26

The City of Seattle is updating its 2012 Food Action Plan, our roadmap for an equitable, sustainable, and resilient local food system that supports healthy, vibrant communities. We are seeking public input on the draft plan until August 26.  The food system touches nearly all aspects of everyday life, with… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Fresh Bucks program announces $25 summer bonus for fresh fruits and veggies, expands to Central Co-op 

Exciting news to share from Seattle’s Fresh Bucks program, which provides customers with monthly benefits that can be spent on fruits and vegetables at Seattle farmers markets and partnered retailers! Fresh Bucks is now offering customers a summer bonus and has officially expanded to include Capitol Hill’s Central Co-op. Fresh Bucks… [ Keep reading ]

Fresh, from-scratch meals with local ingredients are happening at a Seattle school near you 

School food heroes at Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Culinary Services are bringing exciting changes to school food programs! Led by director Aaron Smith and District Executive Chef Emme Collins and informed by feedback and input from youth leadership, parents, and the community, dozens of staff at Seattle schools regularly serve… [ Keep reading ]

Food Equity Fund now accepting proposals for funding

Department of Neighborhoods Funds available to support community-initiated projects working to advance food equity Seattle’s Food Equity Fund is now accepting applications for Tier Two grants that support community-based organizations working to address food education, access, and security. Grant funds will be prioritized for projects led by and for communities most… [ Keep reading ]

2021 OSE Year in Review

Letter from Interim Director, Michelle CaulfieldDear OSE Friends & Colleagues, The start of a new year is always a time of reflection – an opportunity to consider the past year and look boldly toward the opportunities ahead. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, OSE hit the ground running in 2021, working with City departments… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Fresh Bucks Program Launches Electronic Benefits to Offer a More Equitable Shopping Experience

Over 12,000 Seattle residents enrolled in Fresh Bucks can now shop with their Fresh Bucks Card or app, eliminating the need for paper vouchers and improving customer and retailer experiences. Fresh Bucks, a healthy food program that provides monthly cash assistance to eligible and enrolled Seattle residents so they can… [ Keep reading ]

Apply to Join the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board

The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for three positions on the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board, an 11-member body that makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on programs and services to fund with the Sweetened Beverage Tax revenue. Beginning in 2018, the City of Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

OSE Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month. In the spirit of celebrating Black excellence and brilliance, and in service to the expansion of our minds to learn from Black thought leaders in the environmental and climate movement, staff at the Office of Sustainability pulled together a reading list highlighting Black leaders at… [ 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 ]