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KCD-Seattle Community Partnership Program Awards $413,000 to 7 Organizations in 2023

Original post by Jessica Saavedra from KCD King Conservation District (KCD) and the City of Seattle announce the recipients of the 2023 KCD-Seattle Community Partnership grant awards. This program invests in community-led initiatives that enhance natural resources and are developed, led by, and benefit people most affected by environmental and climate inequities…. [ Keep reading ]

2023 Climate & Sustainability Highlights 

For the latest news and updates from OSE, be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. It was a busy year for the Office of Sustainability and Environment, and we’re excited to share some of our accomplishments and highlights from 2023. From reducing buildings emissions to supporting community-led environmental justice… [ Keep reading ]

The Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board (CAB) releases 2022 Annual Report

This blog post was contributed by the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board, which is supported by the Office of Sustainability & Environment. The Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board (CAB), supported by the Office of Sustainability & Environment, is pleased to release its 2022 Annual Report marking the fifth… [ 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 ]

Seattle Public Schools Partners with Muckleshoot Tribe to Serve Locally Sourced Salmon School Lunch with Support from OSE’s Healthy Food in Schools Program

On May 25, Seattle Public Schools Culinary Services program continued its mission of serving freshly cooked, locally sourced, and culturally relevant food in school meals. All 109 Seattle Public Schools (SPS) served students a freshly prepared salmon alfredo pasta dish with 3,000 pounds of sustainable, local salmon purchased from Muckleshoot Seafood Products…. [ Keep reading ]

King Conservation District (KCD) and OSE Announce 2023 Community Partnership Grant Program

King Conservation District (KCD) and Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) are excited to announce that the 2023 Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program is now accepting applications! Applications are due Wednesday, August 9th, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. The King Conservation District (KCD) Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program invests in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Fresh Bucks Program Releases 2022 Impact Report, Serving 12,000 Households and Expanding Small Retailer Network 

Seattle’s Fresh Bucks program, administered by the Office of Sustainability and Environment, released its 2022 Impact Report.   Fresh Bucks partners with a network of local partners to serve 12,000 Seattle households, redeeming $4.6 million in fruit and vegetable benefits. Enrolled Fresh Bucks participants receive $40 in benefits in their Fresh… Filed Under: Food Policies and Programs, GreenspaceTagged With: , ,

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]