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Our health and lives are affected by the natural environment and we all play a part in taking care of it. By reducing environmental disparities, training workers for new green jobs and educating the public about the ways we affect the natural world, we can become more accountable for the health of our region.

 

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tactics for giving to increase community engagement
  • Support efforts that address environmental disparities, particularly in low income communities

  • Fund collaborations that support diverse pathways to green economy careers
  • Support efforts that develop, provide resources, information, etc. to advance green practices
  • Fund organizations providing culturally appropriate education on individual carbon reduction
  • Fund organizations that provide environmental education and service-learning projects
The Seattle Foundation evaluated organization
The number of green jobs could quadruple in the Northwest by 2020 and add billions of dollars to Washington's economy.
Success Story
Got Green Creates Access to Green Jobs in Low-Income Communities
In South Seattle, Got Green organizes young adults of color to create equal access to sustainable, green jobs in their low-income communities. The organization works to develop a new generation of leaders for economic and social justice movements.
Stay Informed:

Environmental Health News
The mission of Environmental Health News is to advance the public’s understanding of environmental health issues by publishing its own journalism and providing access to worldwide news.
Puget Sound Partnership's Publication Resource Center
The Puget Sound Partnership is a community effort of citizens, governments, tribes, scientists and businesses working together to restore and protect Puget Sound.
Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.
Green For All
Green For All is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. 
More Jobs, Less Pollution: Growing the Recycling Economy in the U.S.
This study provides strong evidence that an enhanced national recycling and composting strategy in the United States can significantly and sustainably address critical national priorities including climate change, lasting job creation, and improved health.

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