Solamon Ibe. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Solamon Ibe wants to turn his urban food desert into a “permaculture paradise”

“Let's make our own oasis...An oasis of food in the midst of a food desert we didn’t even know we were in. ”
Mar 28, 2016
Afrin Soariwala. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

I couldn’t say no to Google

"The root causes of climate change were not just about cars and plastic, but deeper."
Mar 27, 2016
Kristi Nakata. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Kristi Nakata connects to environmental issues through a human lens

"I know that my grandpa wouldn't have called himself an activist, but he shaped me to be the person I am today. And I think because of that, he was."
Jess Wallach. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Want to help? Ask the people who live there

When it comes to knowing what a community needs, the people who live there are the first people to talk to.
Julian Kane. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

“The media plays so many tricks on the viewer”

"The media plays so many tricks on the viewer"
Stephanie Ung. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Stephanie Ung’s passion for environmental education and social justice can be traced to a moment when she was sixteen

"Why are more people not alarmed that our planet is warming, affecting virtually every ecological process that maintains life as we know it?"
Mar 26, 2016
Travis Koster. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Inspired by Seattle’s motivation to change the status quo

"We're inspired every day by Seattle's motivation to change the status quo"
Mar 25, 2016
Vy Nguen. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

“Our city needs diversity, so we need to keep Seattle affordable for everybody”

"My American Dream was to find a job in the social justice movement, but the way things are going, I feel like I have to choose between working at a non-profit and being able to pay my rent."
David Pinto. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Transforming the “scary trail” into the “happy trail” in South Park

"The trail was so scary that kids would rather take their chances and run across the freeway than cross it at night."
Leigh Michael. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

The sudden loss of two neighbors shifts Leigh Michael’s thoughts on the “big picture”

"Those big picture things that we think about are already impacting the people in our very own city"
Felipe Flores. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Felipe Flores shares his favorite phrase with us

"They're so delicate, but at the same time, they're so resilient and determined."
Mar 24, 2016
Sibelle Nguyen. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Sibelle Nguyen shares her version of White Center: the one you don’t see in the media

"From what's known of White Center by the news media, it is mostly a neighborhood of violence, of poverty, and ill repute."
HaNa Park. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

See through HaNa Park’s eyes as she guides us through a typical morning

"I get out of bed, get ready, the basic stuff: take a shower, dry your hair, and then...The real getting ready starts for me."
Alyssa Patrick. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Alyssa’s perspective shifts when she and her mentee go through a similar situation

"My search for my apartment became completely different and irrelevant and not inconvenient in a way that mattered anymore."
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."
Hoa My Nguyen. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

“Who grows their own plants anymore? Who’s able to make bread at home?”

My Nguyen reflects on the disconnect in values when it comes to how we interact with our elders, and how that impacts environmental justice.
Mar 23, 2016
Lexi Brewer (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

“Everyone should have the opportunity to grow up healthy.”

"Everyone should have the opportunity to grow up healthy."
Candace Inagi (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Candace Inagi’s childhood in East LA spurs a long career in environmental justice

"Why was that so different than from where I grew up? What could be done about it?"
Paulina Lopez (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

“We are not waiting for the Government to take care of things: our kids are taking care of it.”

"We are not waiting for the Government to take care of things, our kids are taking care of it."
Mar 22, 2016
Laurie Torres. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

“The liberation of the privileged is bound up in the liberation of the oppressed.”

"The liberation of the privileged is also bound up in the liberation of the oppressed."
Mar 14, 2016