Environmental Justice Stories

One of the four core goal areas for the Equity & Environment Agenda is focused on environmental narrative and community leadership. One of the key ways we are working with community to support that goal is to continually seek out opportunities to collect and connect stories and cultural experiences of Black, Indigenous, and people of color to a broader environmental narrative. This in turn will help inform the creation of policies and programs that are centered on the well-being of our BIPOC neighbors. 

The Colors of Green Podcast Series  

Title Image: Colors of Green

A partnership with the Seattle Globalist, this 4-part podcast series highlights the work and the communities of four Seattle environmental justice leaders.

Episode 1: James Rasmussen
Episode 2: Sonali Jasuja
Episode 3: Tania Tam Park
Episode 4: Jill Mangaliman 

Stories of Environmental Justice in Action

Volunteers working on site plans

Highlighting projects and organizations that are advancing environmental justice in the community.

Pilot Project with Ethiopian Community
Greening of Concord Elementary School
Native Food Systems Initiative
Rainier Beach Community Farm Stand

Environmental Justice Leadership Spotlights

Highlighting work and activism of leaders who have served on Seattle's Environmental Justice Committee.

2020 Environmental Justice Committee, 10 members 2019           Nancy Huizar | César García | Debolina Banerjee | Paulina López | Abdullahi Jama
2020     Melissa WatkinsonDennis Comer | Jaimée Marsh | Pah-tu Pitt G. | Ruby Stacey