Solamon Ibe wants to turn his urban food desert into a “permaculture paradise”
by Solamon Ibe
“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
I couldn’t say no to Google
by Afrin Sopariwala
"The root causes of climate change were not just about cars and plastic, but deeper."
Mar 27, 2016
Kristi Nakata connects to environmental issues through a human lens
by Kristi Nakata
"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."
Want to help? Ask the people who live there
by Jess Wallach
When it comes to knowing what a community needs, the people who live there are the first people to talk to.
“The media plays so many tricks on the viewer”
by Julian Kane
"The media plays so many tricks on the viewer"
Stephanie Ung’s passion for environmental education and social justice can be traced to a moment when she was sixteen
by Stephanie Ung
"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
Inspired by Seattle’s motivation to change the status quo
by Travis Koster
"We're inspired every day by Seattle's motivation to change the status quo"
Mar 25, 2016
“Our city needs diversity, so we need to keep Seattle affordable for everybody”
by Vy Nguyen
"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."
Transforming the “scary trail” into the “happy trail” in South Park
by David Pinto
"The trail was so scary that kids would rather take their chances and run across the freeway than cross it at night."
The sudden loss of two neighbors shifts Leigh Michael’s thoughts on the “big picture”
by Leigh Michael
"Those big picture things that we think about are already impacting the people in our very own city"
Felipe Flores shares his favorite phrase with us
by Felipe Flores
"They're so delicate, but at the same time, they're so resilient and determined."
Mar 24, 2016
Sibelle Nguyen shares her version of White Center: the one you don’t see in the media
by Sibelle Nguyen
"From what's known of White Center by the news media, it is mostly a neighborhood of violence, of poverty, and ill repute."
See through HaNa Park’s eyes as she guides us through a typical morning
by HaNa Park
"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’s perspective shifts when she and her mentee go through a similar situation
by Alyssa Patrick
"My search for my apartment became completely different and irrelevant and not inconvenient in a way that mattered anymore."
Aos Salem stays motivated to keep his neighborhood clean for younger generations
by Aos Salem
"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."
“Who grows their own plants anymore? Who’s able to make bread at home?”
by My Nguyen
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
“Everyone should have the opportunity to grow up healthy.”
by Lexi Brewer
"Everyone should have the opportunity to grow up healthy."
Candace Inagi’s childhood in East LA spurs a long career in environmental justice
by Candace Inagi
"Why was that so different than from where I grew up? What could be done about it?"
“We are not waiting for the Government to take care of things: our kids are taking care of it.”
by Paulina Lopez
"We are not waiting for the Government to take care of things, our kids are taking care of it."
Mar 22, 2016