Equity & Environment Initiative
On Earth Day in 2015, Mayor Ed Murray launched Seattle's Equity & Environment Initiative (EEI), a partnership of the City, the community, several City departments, and private foundations to deepen Seattle's commitment to race and social justice in environmental work by creating an Environmental Action Agenda centered on equity.
On Earth Day in 2016, Mayor Murray released the Seattle Equity & Environment Agenda, the cornerstone of the Equity & Environment Initiative. The Agenda is series of community-developed goals and strategies that address environmental inequities and create opportunities for communities of color, refugees, people with low incomes and limited-English proficiency individuals to be leaders in Seattle's environmental movement.
- Healthy environments for all
- Jobs, local economies & youth pathways
- Equity in city environmental programs
- Environmental narrative & community leadership