Sugary Beverage Tax FAQs

WE DID IT! Through grassroots pressure and powerful coalition building, Seattle passed a Sugary Beverage Tax and is the first city to have the tax revenue be invested in Food Security Programs! How will the tax benefit our community? Got Green welcomes the City of...

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Changes in the Climate and Changes at Got Green

Changes in the Climate and Changes at Got Green   Resisting the Heat and the Haze Seattle is currently experiencing some of the most extreme weather in our city’s history, between record high heat wave as well as a looming haze of smoke (due to wildfires in British...

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Our Food Security Victory!

  For Immediate Release June 5, 2017 Contact:       Tammy Nguyen, 206-832-5792, tammy@gotgreen.org                       Tanika Thomspon, 206-94-7897, tanika@gotgreen.org Seattle Becomes First City to Devote Sugary Drink Tax Revenue toward Closing the Food Gap Got...

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Sugary Beverage Tax, We’re Not There Yet!

Tanika here from the Food Access Team with an update. Right, we have a big opportunity to influence City Council to devote the Sugary Beverage Tax revenue toward education and access programs to close the food security gap! Will you come out and support these demands...

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We’re Hiring!

ORGANIZING DIRECTOR Position/Classification: Full time, Exempt, Director Reports to: Executive Director Direct Reports: Food Access Organizers, Climate Justice Organizer, Young Leader Organizer Application Due: May 30, 2017 Location: Seattle, WA Start Date: July 1,...

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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 are most...

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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 grassroots...

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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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2015 Green-A-Thon Promo Video

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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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Fresh Bucks User Emma Freeman’s Video Story

 [embedplusvideo height="407" width="675" editlink="http://bit.ly/16owt2Z" standard="http://www.youtube.com/v/lyDFZ6VACP0?fs=1" vars="ytid=lyDFZ6VACP0&width=675&height=407&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=¬es=" id="ep8062" /] Fresh Bucks is back -...

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