The Heart of Transformation: Healing and Sacred Service on Earth – a Workshop with Michael Meade

Join renowned author, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade for a day-long workshop of myths of renewal, tales of transformation, and a call to find unity in this time of conflict and confusion. This workshop will draw upon the redeeming function of myth as a vessel of imagination and regeneration that can open new ways to […]
Oct 11, 2019

Chaos, Climate and Creation: Transformation and Renewal on Earth – an evening with Michael Meade

Join renowned author, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade for an evening of myths of renewal, tales of transformation, and a call to find unity in this time of conflict and confusion.  As the chaos in the world increases, most ideas of the future become fatalistic. Yet, the situation only seems “hopeless” when viewed from the […]

Chaos, Climate and Creation: Transformation and Renewal on Earth – an evening with Michael Meade

Join renowned author, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade for an evening of myths of renewal, tales of transformation, and a call to find unity in this time of conflict and confusion.  As the chaos in the world increases, most ideas of the future become fatalistic. Yet, the situation only seems “hopeless” when viewed from the […]
Oct 14, 2019

The Weight of Nature: A workshop on climate change and mental health

For some of us, the scale of climate change can be almost too much to grasp. What does it mean to lose the world as we know it? How are we—as individuals—supposed to make a difference when the problem requires global action? Whom and what are we even allowed to grieve? In reflecting on the future, it’s […]
Oct 21, 2019

Salish Sea Orca Sanctuary Project Kicks Off Public Meetings

Whale Sanctuary Project aims to provide permanent home for orcas retired from marine parks and rescue/rehab for Southern Resident orcas in need. SEATTLE – Starting July 16, the Whale Sanctuary Project will kick off a series of public meetings across the Puget Sound region to discuss the concept for a retirement home in the San […]
Jul 15, 2019

Local activists bring global movement Extinction Rebellion to Seattle

Seattle activists protested Amazon and KOMO Plaza as part of the international climate movement Extinction Rebellion, which organizes disruptive protests that aim to inspire people to act on climate change.
Jun 26, 2019

Number of wildfires heats up across Washington State

During last year's Eastern Washington fires, Seattle had the world's worst air quality multiples times last summer because of the smoke. Seattle's haze surpassed that of cities including Beijing and New Delhi.
Jun 19, 2019

Sustainable style in Seattle: How local choices can make global impacts

Are thrift stores and "slow fashion" designers enough to decrease the fashion industry's reliance on sweatshop labor and low-quality clothes?
Jun 11, 2019

Orca Action Month Kick Off Festival

Join Orca Salmon Alliance at the Orca Action Month Kick Off Festival to officially start Orca Action Month with a free, family-friendly festival! The Orca Action Month Kick Off Festival will feature live music performances, DJ’s including KEXP dj Michele Myers, art activities, an Orca Sound station, storytelling time, food, drinks, beer garden, orca chats […]
May 16, 2019

Kashmir farmers ride out dry summers with ancient solution

Ice stupas help farmers cope as climate change has affected the predictability of natural water sources in warm months.
Jan 31, 2019

The Colors of Green: James Rasmussen

James Rasmussen's family has been connected to the Duwamish River for 10,000 years, and his concept of home fuels his stewardship of the river.
Dec 31, 2018

The Colors of Green: Sonali Jasuja

Sonali Jasuja walks us through her journey from being a tech worker to becoming a mentor to young women passionate about building a better environmental future.

The Colors of Green: Tania Tam Park

Tania Tam Park says that people of color and immigrants practice environmental stewardship in ways that can challenge the dominant view of environmentalism.

The Colors of Green: Jill Mangaliman

Jill Mangaliman speaks on the community power that is at the heart of resilience in the face of environmental instability.

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