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Environmental Justice Fund Grantee Spotlight: Braided Seeds

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

Duwamish Valley Program – Mid-Year Update 2023 

This year marks a big year for the Duwamish Valley Program. In June of 2018, the City released the Duwamish Valley Action Plan, which has been our north star as we coordinate City investments in South Park and Georgetown. This summer, the Action Plan celebrated its 5th year anniversary of… [ Keep reading ]

One Duwamish Valley: Celebrating Community Resilience and City Investments

Note: This event has passed. Come to the South Park Pump Station grand opening event to recognize the completion of the pump station and to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of the Duwamish Valley Action Plan! Seattle Public Utilities will present information about the upcoming wet weather season and what you… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fresh Bucks Launches New Blog Series Featuring Small, Independently-owned Business Partners

Fresh Bucks is a healthy food program that helps Seattle residents afford the fruits and vegetables they need to thrive, and the program recently launched a new blog series that explores the vibrant local businesses that participate in the Fresh Bucks program and make healthy, fresh produce accessible to all… [ Keep reading ]

The Duwamish Valley Program 2022 Annual Update is Here!

“Implementing a One Seattle Approach in the Duwamish Valley.” If 2022 reminded us of anything, it’s that centering community leadership is imperative for successful, long-term environmental justice work in the Duwamish Valley. For example, the King Tide flooding in late December 2022 demonstrated the power of community to distribute resources as… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Environmental Justice Fund Awards $750,000 in Grants for 13 Projects Led by and Benefiting Those Most Impacted by Climate Change

The City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) is pleased to announce $750,000 will be awarded through the Environmental Justice Fund (EJ Fund) to 13 community-led projects designed to benefit those most impacted by environmental and climate inequities, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, immigrants, refugees, people with low… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and OSE Join Seattle Public Schools and Students for Special “Lunch with Leaders” Event

On Monday, Dec 5, Mayor Harrell and OSE staff joined Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Brent Jones at Denny International Middle School in West Seattle for a “Lunch with Leaders” event inspired by long-time Lunch Lady Doree Fazio-Young. The event showcased not only the importance of Seattle Public Schools’ (SPS)… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs $6.5 Million in 2022 Green New Deal Opportunity Fund

The City of Seattle’s Green New Deal reached a critical milestone on Thursday September 22 as Mayor Bruce Harrell signed into law $6,491,539 in 2022 Green New Deal Opportunity Fund investments that will accelerate the City’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build community resilience to climate change, and increase… [ Keep reading ]

In its fight for food justice, Young Women Empowered displays its admiration for the Earth

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

Mayor Harrell Announces $6.5 Million in 2022 Green New Deal Opportunity Fund to accelerate Seattle’s transition off fossil fuels while building community resilience to climate change

On September 7, the City of Seattle’s Green New Deal reached a critical milestone as Mayor Bruce Harrell released a funding proposal that would invest $6,491,539 in 2022 toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, supporting community resilience to climate change, and increasing net zero affordable housing. These investments are the first set… [ Keep reading ]