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 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 […]
Oct 14, 2019

Seattle artist draws connection between race and climate change

Carol Rashawwna Williams’ exhibit “For the Record” examines the similarities and disparities of global warming and the lasting impacts of slavery.
Oct 9, 2019

Could environmental justice be written into Washington state law?

Washington lawmakers this year stopped short of writing environmental justice into law. But a task force could pave the way in the future.
Jul 10, 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

Farmers of color reclaim farming as a place of healing, but there is much work to do

Urban farming won’t solve all problems of access and health in urban communities. But Williams hopes farming initiatives in communities of color can grow produce for the community to ease development pressures, bring in natural wildlife and ultimately cultivate a space for historical healing.
May 1, 2019

Green Pathways Fellowship wants to make green jobs accessible to young people of color

While community organizations like Got Green mobilize communities and make movements happen, the other side of the change equation takes an internal transformation of environmentalism.
Apr 12, 2019

The Colors of Green

The Colors of Green is a podcast focusing on how communities of color are leading the way in Seattle's environmental justice movement.
Dec 31, 2018

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.

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.

Communities of color among most vulnerable in wildfires, UW study shows

Native Americans were six times more more likely than other groups to live in areas prone to wildfires, according to researchers with the Nature Conservancy and the University of Washington.
Nov 7, 2018
Plants and animals thrive along the Duwamish, but the backdrop of industrial buildings belies a history of pollution. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Guest Opinion: I-1631 starts to right historic environmental injustices

Jill Mangaliman on I-1631: This initiative begins to address the needs of communities that have been most impacted by environmental damage.
Oct 23, 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

This Is Zero Hour Youth Climate Action March

This Is Zero Hour is the largest youth and people of color lead climate march in history. On July 21st, youth and advocates across the country will flood the streets to advocate for legislation to demand action against climate change. We will start with a rally at Garfield Playfield, and then march to Judkins Park. […]
Jul 9, 2018

Seattle’s communities of color lack trees

While Seattle aims for a goal of 30 percent urban tree coverage, the Chinatown-International District neighborhood has lagged behind other neighborhoods in getting trees.
Apr 26, 2018

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