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Promoting healthy habits with fruit and vegetable snacks in the classroom

What goes well with reading and math? Pears! That’s just one example of what roughly 6,800 elementary students at Seattle Public Schools will be snacking on through a new partnership with the Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program partnership supplies students with fruit and… [ Keep reading ]

Fresh Bucks 2018 Impact Report Highlights Expanded Eligibility, More Retail Locations

Fresh Bucks helps make fruits and vegetables affordable to Seattle residents who struggle to afford nutritious food. The program has grown steadily since 2012, and in 2018, with investment from Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax, Fresh Bucks provided close to $1.5 million in fruit and vegetable benefits to residents – an… [ Keep reading ]

Helping Residents Ditch Dirty Oil

Mayor Durkan recently introduced legislation aimed at accelerating Seattle’s conversion of Seattle’s homes that burn oil for heat to cleaner electric heating. This legislation is a key tool to help us reduce our climate impacts. Oil is one of the most expensive and polluting forms of home heating the urgency… [ Keep reading ]

Duwamish Youth Participate in Air Pollution Science Project

Duwamish Valley teens recently partnered with local scientists to gauge the success of urban greening efforts with the help of an unlikely ally: moss! Though often overlooked, moss has proven to be an effective tool in assessing regional air quality. Duwamish Valley Youth Corps (DVYC) members are learning how to… [ Keep reading ]

Announcing the 2019 Environmental Justice Fund

Deadline for proposals in September 16 In partnership with Bullitt Foundation, the Office of Sustainability & Environment is excited to announce the second cycle of the Environmental Justice Fund, a grant opportunity for community-led projects that invest in communities’ ability to improve environmental conditions and respond to impacts of climate change…. [ Keep reading ]

Proposals for Environmental Equity Projects Now Being Accepted!

Project proposals are now being accepted for the King Conservation District (KCD) – Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program for natural resource improvement projects led by or are in deep partnership with communities in Seattle that are most impacted by environmental injustice and systemic racism. This year we will distribute roughly… [ Keep reading ]

Help Advance Environmental Justice in Seattle!

The Office of Sustainability & Environment is hiring two positions that will be instrumental in advancing environmental justice in Seattle. Both positions close on March 26. Equity & Environment Program Manager The Equity & Environment Program Manager  will bring strong management, policy, and stakeholder engagement skills to implement the City… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Fresh Bucks Program Extends Its Reach

Increasing access to healthy foods for Seattle families Fresh Bucks, a healthy food program focused on getting more fruits and vegetables into the homes of families with low incomes, closed out a year of record growth in 2018. The program helps Seattle residents afford fruits and vegetables by providing a dollar-for-dollar match of SNAP benefits (food stamps)…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle awards nearly $350,000 for environmental justice projects

Newly created Environmental Justice Fund will support 9 projects in 2019 The City of Seattle, through the newly created Environmental Justice Fund, awarded $347,525 for nine community-based projects to improve environmental conditions and respond to impacts of climate change. Funding was awarded up to $40,000 for projects that will be… [ Keep reading ]

Fresh Bucks Supports Small Grocers and Healthy Eating

In the heart of Rainier Valley you’ll find Zamzam, a small business owner and a dedicated member of the community, who works hard to help her customers afford healthy foods. “Fruits and vegetables in my neighborhood affect the health of my community positively,” says Zamzam. As the owner of Harameyn… [ Keep reading ]