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
Aos Salem. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Aos Salem stays motivated to keep his neighborhood clean for younger generations

"I think about how it's going to affect them. How it's going to make them act or think in the future, having to live in a dirty dangerous environment, due to their childhood."
Mar 24, 2016
Deric Gruen. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

“How do we conserve and at the same time, share?”

"How do we conserve and at the same time, share?"
Mar 12, 2016
The current cohort of the Duwamish Valley Youth Corps, a dozen teens from South Park and Georgetown. (Photo by Barbara Clabots)

The Duwamish Valley Youth Corps are coming for your litter

In South Park and Georgetown, the health impacts of pollution are real and life-threatening. But a small cadre of teens are learning to fight for environmental justice.
Mar 10, 2016

I-732 group submits signatures; critics say measure fails to do enough

An alternative to I-732 that would raise carbon tax revenue to help poor communities and communities of color is being planned for the November ballot.
Dec 30, 2015

Nations most at risk urge warming cap stricter than COP21 goal

Middle-income and developing nations call for more ambitious goals than what's currently on the table at the Paris Climate Change Conference, also being called COP21.
Nov 30, 2015
A the end of WOC Speak Out event at Town Hall: From left to right, Yu, Tekola, Sopariwala and Joshi.(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Women of Color Speak Out aim to change the climate of Climate Justice

Women of Color Speak Out challenges mainstream environmentalism, which often excludes the poor and people of color.
Sep 11, 2015