RiSE (Resilience, Sustainability & Equity) specializes in resilience building at a neighborhood level.
When a community faces an emergency, neighbors are often the first responders. But neighborhoods already subject to high levels of pollution, food deserts, flooding, environmental degradation and displacement find themselves disproportionately affected by the changing climate and environmental emergencies. These Seattlites shoulder the burdens of environmental impact disproportionately for our region. RiSE seeks to ensure neighborhoods have the capacity needed to overcome climate disaster in a robust and lasting way, by tackling root causes of inequity.
All of these initiatives are driven by community leadership.
El Centro de la Raza, Beacon Hill Council, Got Green
Mitigating exposure to air and noise pollution, driven by the environmental justice program of El Centro de la Raza
South Park Merchants Association
Transforming a concrete intersection into a green gateway into to the district, driven by the South Park Merchant’s Association
Open Space Committee, Georgetown Community Council, Seattle Parks Foundation
Reclaiming pedestrian space from cars and trucks, driven by the Georgetown Community Council
Central Area Collaborative
Establishing the second certified EcoDistrict in Seattle, driven by the Central Area Collaborative
Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Parks Foundation
Mobilizing youth to restore streams, driven by Seattle Parks and Rec
Mt. Baker Housing
Affordable housing and green insfrastructure, driven by Mt Baker Housing
If you are interested in participating in our RiSE program to either join an existing project or are thinking about starting a resilience plan in your neighborhood, please contact S2 Associate Jac Sussman[email protected]