Artist fills 10,000 bottles with polluted water for exhibition

Brother Nut filled 10,000 emptied bottles of Nongfu Spring water, a well-known brand of bottled water in China, with the polluted water that villagers have been drinking.
Dec 4, 2018

Free Movie “Reinventing Power”

Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom is an exciting and uplifting film that takes us across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. These individuals are working to rebuild what’s broken, rethink what’s possible, and revitalize communities. Reinventing Power underscores the notion that jobs, economic growth and innovation […]
Aug 27, 2018
A sign at Duwamish Waterway Park warns in nine languages against eating most fish caught in the river. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Seattle: What are your stories on environmental justice?

We want to know: how has the environment affected communities of color and immigrant communities here in Seattle?
Sep 11, 2018

Environmental justice at center of carbon fee initiative

Backers of Initiative 1631 say it was important to address the needs of the people most affected by pollution — who often are communities of color and low-income communities.
Aug 23, 2018

Seattle plastic straw ban a piercing problem for bubble tea shops

Bubble tea stores — with their iconic wide, piercing straws — have had to adjust as Seattle's ban on plastic straws came into effect this month.
Jul 26, 2018

Puyallup Watershed Initiative connects sense of place, identity in environmental work

In the following interview, PWI acting director Jennifer Chang and community board member Kathryn Mahan talk about the ways that environment and identity coalesce in both their own lives as well as the work they do with PWI.
Jul 3, 2018

More women join Zimbabwe’s gold rush

Though gold mining has environmental and safety issues in Zimbabwe, more women have access to the industry after legalization of small-scale mining.
Mar 7, 2018

Uganda deforestation threatens traditional bark-cloth production

Ugandan Matuba tree bark is used for clothing, accessories and burials, but local traders struggle to find mature trees to sell because of deforestation.
Feb 7, 2018

Skinny crabs add stress on local business owners

Small crabs, late season and an international demand is making crabs more expensive for local businesses.
Jan 29, 2018

Meaningful Movies Project presents “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

Meaningful Movies Project will screen “An Inconvenient Sequel” at 16 of our venues around Washington State, starting on Friday, November 3rd in Wallingford. This film features Al Gore as he relentlessly continues to work on mobilizing people to address the issue of our climate crisis. All screening events will also include a panel discussion by local climate […]
Oct 30, 2017

Leaf blowers flagged as polluters, possible health threat

Casa Latina offers workshops for immigrant landscapers, who face health and safety risks from gas-powered leaf blowers.
Sep 25, 2017

Pacific Northwest tribes concerned over Atlantic salmon spill

The Lummi Nation called a state of emergency, and other tribes expressed concern, after a spill of thousands of farmed Atlantic salmon last week.
Aug 29, 2017

Translating environment and health for Seattle’s immigrants and refugees

Sophorn Sim's drive to help also stems from a desire for improving environmental equity in South Seattle and other parts of the south end.
Jul 28, 2017
This new Renton location, complete with a 244,000 square-foot rooftop solar array, is part of Ikea's efforts to become energy independent by 2020. (Photo from A&R Solar)

Ikea completes Washington’s largest rooftop solar installation

Ikea stores in northern Europe already produce more energy than they consume, and there's reason to believe the new Renton store can do the same.
Jan 18, 2017

Police move in on Dakota pipeline encampment

Police in North Dakota began clearing a group of Native American and environmental protesters from an encampment near an oil pipeline construction site.
Oct 27, 2016

Environmental groups split over racial, economic equity in I-732

Groups supporting climate justice are on opposite sides over I-732. Would it hurt or help families of color who are most affected by climate change?
Oct 10, 2016

Photos: Tribes, supporters rally in Seattle for Standing Rock Sioux’s pipeline battle

While construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline has been paused, the Standing Rock Sioux have vowed to press on.
Sep 19, 2016
Street graffiti from one of the first "Buy Nothing" days in 2005. (Photo from Flickr by Resa & Krister)

What I learned from a month of buying nothing: It’s surprisingly easy

We are emotional — and often defensive — about our consumption. But an experiment in buying nothing proves more liberating than challenging.
Aug 19, 2016

My personal challenge to buy nothing for a month

We’re drowning in needless products and waste in the US, so I’m trying to buy noting for a whole month except for food and toiletries. Join my challenge.
Jul 21, 2016

Uganda green energy program also keeps refugee women safe from assault

A program that produces energy-saving stoves could keep girls and women safe and has possible benefits to the environment and fighting hunger.
Jun 2, 2016