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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
Seattle ranks 2nd in the country in its percentage of "super green" consumers--those who engage in the highest amount of environmentally friendly activities.
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:

Making Sustainability Legal
Sightline Institute's "Making Sustainability Legal" project is working to remove outdated rules that stop affordable, green solutions.
Household Emissions Calculator
You can use this online calculator from the Environmental Protection Agency to get a rough “ballpark” estimate of your personal or family’s greenhouse gas emissions and explore the impact of taking various actions to reduce your emissions.
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.
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.
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.

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