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Got Green works to ensure that low-income people and communities of color in Seattle/King County can gain equal access to and reap the benefits promised by the green movement and the

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Job Description: ORGANIZING DIRECTOR Position/Classification: Full time, Exempt, Director Reports to: Executive Director Direct Reports: Food Access Organizers, Climate Justice Organizer, Young Leader Organizer We are seeking an individual who has experience working...

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Ways to Support Standing Rock

  Water is Life. Support Indigenous right to healthy water! #NoDAPL   It always felt strange to celebrate today's holiday while knowing the violent history of the USA, which resulted in the stolen lives and lands of millions of Native people. This is why our climate...

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#our100Seattle

Dear Community It’s been a heavy week for many of us. Though the local election results were hopeful, we could not ignore how the presidential results impacted us. So many questions and unknowns, especially concern and fear about the safety of ourselves, our neighbors...

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Just Transition Assembly

    JUST TRANSITION ASSEMBLY Seattle Washington Register Here   Day 1 Friday, September 2nd - Southside Commons 3518 S Edmunds Street, Seattle WA 98118   Registration 600pm - 630pm Welcome and Potluck Dinner 630pm - 900pm Idle No More: Decolonize Our Activism  This...

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Position Announcement: Operations Manager

Application deadline extended -- apply before May 20th (Friday)...       JOB ANNOUNCEMENT OPERATIONS MANAGER   The Operation Manager is a part time position responsible for managing office space, database and accounts, as well as volunteer coordination.    ...

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Donate to the Green-A-Thon Teams

Donate today to your favorite Green-A-Thon team. After donating, help us spread the word!  These aweome volunteer-based teams are helping Got Green raise $40,000 for our  organizing in communities of color and low income communities for local jobs, healthy food, green...

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March 12, 2016 – Climate Justice Project Report Release

  Climate Justice Report Release Sunday, March 12th at 2-5pm   Asian Counseling and Referral Serivices 3639 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle,WA 98144   RSVP: http://bit.ly/GotGreen "To do climate work, we must be humble and take the lead from those who...

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Fresh Bucks Sign-on Letter to City Council

For the City Budget has cut $50,000 of Fresh Bucks in the 2016 budget and we need your help to get it back! (Fresh Bucks is a program that provides a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $10 per EBT user, per market, per day. We are asking for you or your organization to...

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Climate Justice Survey Launch

Got Green and Puget Sound Sage are excited to announce our Climate Justice survey launch! We are working together to understand what our communities think about climate change and identify just solutions that benefit our communities and our environment. We’ve been...

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Position Announcement: Climate Justice Project Organizer

Organizational background Got Green is a people of color-led organization based in Southeast Seattle working to ensure the benefits of the green movement - green jobs, access to healthy food, energy efficient and healthy homes, and public transit - reach low-income...

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Give Big to Got Green on May 5th

    SAVE THE DATE :: Tuesday, May 5th :: Let's keep the energy of Green-A-Thon going as we approach Give Big day‬ on May 5th. All donations made on this day will be stretched by the Seattle Foundation. This Spring, Got Green plans to raise $50k to advance...

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Got Green's 3rd Annual Green-A-Thon Saturday April 25th!! Climate Justice Green-A-ThonSaturday April 25thHoly Temple Evangelistic Center 12600 Renton Ave S, Seattle WA 98178 in Skyway9am - 3pm Remember to bring a water bottle, walking shoes and your rain protection of...

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Young Leaders launch Green Pathways out of Poverty Campaign

[satellite] On  March 17th, Got Green's Young Leaders in the Green Movement committee launched a new campaign, to call on elected officials to create 100 new living-wage, “green” internships targeted at young adults of color and young people living in under-resourced...

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CLIMATE JUSTICE GREEN-A-THON 2015 TEAM FUNDRAISING PAGES

Donate today to your favorite Green-A-Thon team... or better yet, spread it around to a bunch of these awesome volunteer-based teams helping raise $30,000 for Got Green's organizing in communities of color and low income communities for local jobs, healthy food, green...

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Priority Hire Approved by City Council Unanimously!

[satellite auto=on] On Tuesday the Seattle City Council unanimously voted (9-0) to adopt the Priority Hire Ordinance (CB 118282) following nearly two years of organizing and advocacy by our South Seattle Jobs Committee. The new law requires City construction...

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Position Announcement: Fundraiser Organizer

We are seeking an individual who has experience working in low-income communities of color to help ensure the sustainability of Got Green through grassroots fundraising with individuals and major donors. POSITION DETAILS The Fundraiser Organizer will lead grassroots...

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GREEN-A-THON 2015 ANNOUNCED…

[satellite gallery=5 auto=on]These photos from 2014 show that the Earth Week Green-A-Thon is just too much fun to miss... Put Saturday, April 25 2015 on your New Year's calendar and sign up at right to play a role in helping Got Green reach deep into communities of...

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“Young Leaders Ramp Up!”

  “When I was 16, I had a green job internship with a civil and architecture firm. I worked with the engineer and the architect to make sure that construction sites were meeting environmental standards.  My work made me feel great. The problem was I had to help...

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Priority Hire Introduction (for real!) December 4th

Join Got Green's South Seattle Jobs Committee on Thursday, December 4th at 9:00 AM as we pack City Council Chambers for the introduction (for real this time folks) of the Priority Hire/Targeted Local Hire Ordinance - Please wear GREEN. As all those Christmas lights...

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RSVP for our CLIMATE JUSTICE FORUM on NOV.1st

Got Green's Young Leaders in the Green Movement team up with the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment to learn together about the impacts of climate change to our community in SE Seattle and what we can do about it. Save the Date! SE SEATTLE...

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Priority Hire Moves Forward!

[satellite gallery=3 auto=on] Got Green and our Targeted Local Hire Coalition partners packed City Hall on September 18th for the first reading of the Targeted Local Hire Ordinance [renamed "Priority Hire]. Rainier Beach Moving Forward President Gregory Davis said it...

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Targeted Hiring: Our Communities and Planet Can’t Wait!

“Two months after the stakeholder process concluded, we are still waiting for the recommendations on Targeted Hiring to be released,” said Columbia Legal Services attorney Andra Kranzler, “We entered into the process last October in good faith and coalesced with the...

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Powerful Ideas Emerge from Women’s Leadership Institute

“The challenge is that you’re not going to solve the affordability problem on the backs of farmers. Not if we’re talking about our local, regional farmers, who do grow sustainably. It’s not a price issue that we’re talking about so much as an income issue. And it’s...

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Young Workers Seek Community Feedback

[easyrotator]erc_60_1379631773[/easyrotator]   By Oliver Williams, Young Workers in the Green Economy Committee Member. Edited by Mo! The Young Workers in the Green Economy hosted a community feedback session Tuesday September 17, 2013. The event was organized to...

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Support Fresh Bucks this Farmer’s Market Season!

Gail-Marie is a senior from New Holly who supports Fresh Bucks. You can also support access to healthy food for low-income families and seniors by supporting Fresh Bucks! EBT-users can shop at Seattle farmers markets and double up their bucks, until October 31....

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Give BIG to Got Green in 2013

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MAY 22nd LOCAL HIRE “Brown Bag Lunch”

  Local Hire is a tool community groups around the country use to create living wage JOBS! These policies have already been adopted by several major cities and have proven to increase construction jobs and apprenticeship training opportunities for local...

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Letter from Board Chair Inye Wokoma and Director Michael Woo

Earth Day 2013 Dear Got Green Supporter, One of our volunteer writers asked Vernon Hill a pivotal question in community organizing – “Why, when it’s so easy to hang back, have you stepped forward to lead?” “I do it because I want to come forth myself and speak up for...

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Community Jobs Forum for TARGETED LOCAL HIRE Saturday, March 23 * 11 AM - 1 PM * Southside Commons * 3518 S Edmunds St, Seattle 98118 [stream provider=video base=x:/gotgreenseattle.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ flv=GG-TLH-Promo-v2.mp4 img=GG-TLH-Promo-CvrImg.jpg...

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Fresh Bucks Double-Up Program Must Be Renewed!

Our Women in Green Food Access Team ended 2012 on a high note. During this eventful year, I saw each team-member grow in our skills and leadership, myself included. One of the goals of the Food Access Team, stated in our Women in the Green Economy: Voices from...

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2012 Green-A-Thon Rocks! Beats All Fundraising Goals!

[satellite gallery=1 auto=on caption=undefined thumbs=on] Raising more than $18,000 from  258 individual donors and 12 business and organizational sponsors, Got Green's first, signature fundraising event, the Green-A-Thon beat all the goals set by the volunteer...

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VOTE With Got Green and the Strong Families Movement

Exactly one year ago Got Green's "Access to Healthy Foods Campaign," organized through our Women in the Green Economy Project, was invited to join three other grassroots groups in Washington State to help build the Strong Families Movement. Grassroots leaders from...

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JOIN THE GREEN-A-THON VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING SQUAD!

JOIN THE GREEN-A-THON VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING SQUAD!

Want to support the first annual Green-A-Thon but can't join us on October 13th? Love Got Green but hate door knocking? Willing to access your personal networks to help Got Green reach our fundraising goal? Spend all your time on Facebook so you might as well put that...

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Got Green Rolls Out Signature Fundraising Event

"We wanted to create a signature fundraising event that could tap into Got Green's strengths and us an "each one-reach one style" of grassroots giving," said Green-A-Thon organizer, Kristyn Joy. "We hope the Green-A-Thon does just that. It draws on our experience with...

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Give Big to Got Green!

Give Big to Got Green!

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THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED SATURDAY AND SHOUTED OUT FOR GOOD GREEN JOBS AND ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOODS... Check back to see Videos made at the event and hear the voices from our Southeast Seattle...

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Stand up for good green jobs in Southeast Seattle!

Stand up for good green jobs in Southeast Seattle!

Shouldn’t a project that is being “built green” hire locally from our community? The reconstruction of the Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool is being funded with $14 million in our tax dollars. But the contractors aren’t required to hire and train local workers...

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Got Green Helps Save Farmers Market Bucks

Good News! The Farmer’s Market Nutrition Programs (FMNP) did not get cut and are included in our Washington State Senate and House Budgets! Over the last 4 months Got Green worked to save the FMNP. With your help we……. *Collected over 250 petitions *Organized two...

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VICTORY!!!

GREAT NEWS! The Farmer's Market Nutrition Program MADE IT into the House Budget! The House Budget INCLUDES funding for WIC FMNP!!!!! The news we had received this morning was that it wasn't in the budget but after all of the confusion, we have GREAT NEWS! It has not...

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Women in Green go to Olympia!

Women in Green go to Olympia!

Ramata Diebate reflects on the action and reports back to the Got Green and the community...      January 12, 2012 was the day! It was a crisp but sunny January morning as Got Green headed to Olympia to try to save the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). Women in...

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Stand up for Good Green Jobs in our community!

Join the SE Seattle Jobs Campaign today! Why: The reconstruction of the Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool is being funded with $14 million in our tax dollars. But the contractors aren't required to hire and train local workers to do the work. That ain't green -...

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Local Hiring: Good for the Planet and Good for SE Seattle

Local Hiring: Good for the Planet and Good for SE Seattle

Unemployed workers and community supporters are planning informational pickets at the site where the Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool are being rebuilt by CE &C, a Tacoma-based contractor. “We’re asking CE&C (the general contractor) to insure members of...

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“Green Women, Healthy Voices” Event VIDEOS are here!

On Saturday, September 24th, Got Green and the people of SE Seattle gathered at South Lake High School to report back to the community about the Women in the Green Economy project. Women shared powerful testimonials and recommendations for ways to ensure that  women...

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Green Women, Healthy Voices: Michelle Esguerra

Green Women, Healthy Voices: Michelle Esguerra

Michelle Esguerra is a journey-level, union electrician who lost her full-time job in 2009 a few months before her daughter, Clover, was born. She recently became a certified energy auditor through a federal stimulus funded green job training program. Michelle is...

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Green Women, Healthy Voices: Ramata Diebate

Green Women, Healthy Voices: Ramata Diebate

Ramata Diebate is a committed parent of two young children, Dominic and Ella. A 2007 graduate of the University of Washington, she volunteers at the Kent Family Court Parent-to-Parent Peer Advocates program. Since participating in an urban environmental education...

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Green Women, Healthy Voices: Sylvia Sabon

Green Women, Healthy Voices: Sylvia Sabon

Prioritize green jobs and opportunities for low income women and people of color Sylvia Sabon got her start in the construction industry through a community hiring agreement won by the Seattle-based grassroots group LELO that prioritized low income women and workers...

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Green Women, Healthy Voices: Jacquel Redmond

Green Women, Healthy Voices: Jacquel Redmond

Grassroots women want green homes for their family’s health AND what’s good for the planet Jacquel Redmond and her son, Reakwan (7) are lifelong residents of Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood. Jacquel is actively involved in improving her community for all families...

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Access to Healthy Foods: Violet Lavatai

Access to Healthy Foods: Violet Lavatai

Violet Lavatai and her son Russell live with her sister’s family in Seattle’s Skyway neighborhood. They had their own place until the recession hit and it cost Violet her job as a computer technician for a national gas station chain. Violet is passionate about...

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Press Release

Press Release

Green Women, Healthy Voices: We will be heard! Women in Southeast Seattle release survey findings and recommendations on the green economy. SEATTLE -   On September 24th 2011, Got Green's Women in the Green Economy Project will release their survey findings and...

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Got Green makes “Real Change” with Stimulus Dollars

Got Green makes “Real Change” with Stimulus Dollars

  Got Green, with the stimulus money it received, has trained 27 low-income individuals in South Seattle in two of its weatherization training programs - a program in partnership with LiUNA (Laborers' International Union of North America.  The last group of trainees -...

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“Women in the Green Economy” project launch video

Got Green launched the "Women in the Green Economy" project on January 29th at the historic Lee House The "Women in the Green Economy" project aims to learn from women and their families  in SE Seattle about what they need and want from the green movement by...

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Women in the Green Economy Project Launch

Women in the Green Economy Project Launch

We are inviting you to participate in Got Green’s exciting new project: “Women in the Green Economy “ Project Launch:  Saturday, January 29th, 2011 10:00-11:30 AM: Reception The Lee House at New Holly 7315 39th Ave S, Seattle  98118 Please join us as we launch this...

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Real Change News Investigates Green Jobs

Real Change News Investigates Green Jobs

"... Across the nation, the money is slowly starting to be spent, but Seck and nine other Got Green trainees who are still waiting for work were shocked to learn what some of the $5 billion is going to in Washington state: to pay 15 workers minimum wage for work that,...

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Job Creation Begins at Home

Job Creation Begins at Home

Job Creation Begins at Home By Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins Originally published on The Root.com Today the Senate Energy Committee will begin debating a weatherization bill known as Home Star that aims to make American homes more energy efficient, while creating thousands of...

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Photos from our Kickoff Event!

Photos from our Kickoff Event!

Our good friend Inye (who helped create Got Green's hip hop video) took some photos at last night's event. Thanks to all the 180+ community activists, youth, allies, artists, etc who made this a great...

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Got Green Newsletter Now Online!

Got Green Newsletter Now Online!

Got Green is proud to announce their very first newsletter, packed with information, beautiful photos and even a "Got Green Glossary" to get you hip on what CFL, DOL, ARRA and "350" means. Check out the Newsletter section and download it...

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Got Green 2010 Kickoff Event, Wednesday March 17!

Got Green 2010 Kickoff Event, Wednesday March 17!

Got Green is hosting its first open house on Wednesday, March 17! Expect food, entertainment, multimedia presentations and the chance to network with Got Green and their community partners on how to support Green jobs, Green initiatives, youth, low-income communities...

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Do You Got Green? Seattle-grown hip hop at its greenest

Got Green produced a hip hop video highlighting the importance of green jobs, green initiatives, and energy conservation. This video debuted at the 2009 White Center Community Summit in December; featuring longstanding Seattle hip hop figureheads Silver Shadow D,...

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