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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
Only 18% of people of color who live in King County say the environmental quality in their neighborhood is excellent, compared to 40% of Caucasians.
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:

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.
Can the state meet its mandate to find alternative energy sources?
How will anyone know whether the targets are met? And what will happen if they are not? With the first deadline just over a year away, Washington officials have begun scratching their heads about how to answer those questions. (Crosscut.com)
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.
Green For All
Green For All is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. 
Seattle Public Utilities
Environmental Justice Network in Action (EJNA) is a partnership between Seattle Public Utilities, community based organizations (CBO), nonprofit and government agencies.

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