RiSE (Resilience, Sustainability & Equity) specializes in resilience building at a neighborhood level.
RiSE provides education, resources, support, and community to a cohort of place-based community leaders, interested in campaigning around causes in the realm of climate justice, racial equity, emergency preparedness and collective empowerment.
The cohort designates space for individuals whose leadership has been historically silenced or minimized by the mainstream environmental & sustainability sectors. This includes first and foremost BIPOC individuals, especially those at the intersection of LGBTQ+ identities, trans and non-binary identities, visible and/or invisible differences in physical ability, youth, Deaf and HoH, immigrant or refugee experiences, those who have experienced incarceration, low income, and other specific and formative experiences of being.
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]