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

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