Puget Sound Sage: Visionary of Justice Awards

Puget Sound Sage is excited to announce this year’s Visionary for Justice awardees, Yemane Gebremicael and the I-124 Coalition. Yemane Gebremicael A longtime member of Sage’s coalition SouthCORE, Yemane is a development economist with decades of experience in strategic planning, designing and managing social service and development programs. He is a...

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Shell Drops New Oil by Rail Project

Amidst Broad Community Opposition, Shell Anacortes Drops Plans for New Crude Oil-by-Rail In another sign that crude-by-rail is a losing proposition, Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes today announced that it is dropping its plans to construct a crude-by-rail facility. Originally proposed in 2014, community opposition and legal challenges forced...

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A Native American Leader’s Legacy Lives On At Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Top Northwest officials and a member of President Obama’s cabinet will gather Tuesday for the renaming of a wildlife refuge near Olympia in honor of one of the region’s best known Native American leaders. The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is being renamed in honor of late Nisqually tribal leader Billy...

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Front and Centered Leaders Speak on Clean Air Rule

The Department of Ecology held public comment hearings on the Draft Clean Air Rule, a regulation on large greenhouse gas polluters such as oil producers, importers, and distributors, natural gas distributors, and certain industrial plants operating within Washington State.  The rule would require those covered to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 1.7%...

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Remembering Bill Mitchell

Bill Mitchell was a beloved and founding member of the Mize Family Foundation board. Bill brought his passion for social justice and a deep knowledge of environmental issues to the foundation and its partners. We all deeply miss his presence on our team and on the Earth.  Bill, we send you our love...

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Seattle’s new environmental justice agenda was built by the people it affects the most

By Clayton Aldern So you want to find a way for your city to acknowledge and begin to repair the damage that pollution, food insecurity, and unequal access to transportation inflict on communities of color and other marginalized groups. Great — now what? If you’re Seattle, you hold a Vietnamese karaoke...

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Crucial win for Northwest communities: Army Corps upholds Lummi Nation treaty rights, denies coal permit at Cherry Point

PHOTO: MEMBERS OF LUMMI NATION PROTEST THE PROPOSED COAL TERMINAL IN 2012 AT XWE’CHI’EXEN BY BURNING A LARGE CHECK STAMPED “NON-NEGOTIABLE.” ON MAY 9, 2016, THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SIDED WITH THE LUMMI NATION’S REQUEST TO DENY PERMITS AT CHERRY POINT. CREDIT: PAUL ANDERSON The proposed coal terminal at Xwe’chi’eXen,...

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What They See Matters

Visual communication takeaways from audience research and tips for testing images Hang a picture on the wall and three different people may give you three different opinions — “terrifying” or “inspiring” or “so what?” How then to ever pick effective images for the viewers of your websites, social media posts,...

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