For Som, summer August days means weekly shopping trips to the Columbia City Farmers Market, “We are actually able to eat fruits and vegetables regularly, instead of occasionally [when] we would splurge,” she says. Som is a Fresh Bucks customer and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In 2012, the City released the first Food Action Plan, a 5-year road-map to increasing food security, strengthening urban agriculture and local food economies, and reducing food waste. We’ve collectively made progress on many of the Plan’s [...]
Lylianna Allala comes to the Office of Sustainability and Environment after serving as lead staff on environment and climate policy and outreach for U.S Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. She is dedicated to working across difference to co-develop [...]