Seeking green solutions isn’t just about solar panels (although that’s a great place to start!). It’s also about ensuring that everyone in our communities has access to a safe, healthy and sustainable home. But, how exactly can we do that? Got Green and Puget Sound Sage recently released a report on the impact of climate change in low-income communities in South Seattle.
Through a survey of individuals and local organizations they found that housing affordability and access to healthy food are top community concerns. Strategies to reduce emissions (such as green jobs, lowering carbon emissions and improving sidewalks) were met with strong support.
The authors also make recommendations for our city’s future, concluding with a discussion of how we can prevent displacement, engage communities in climate change policy and put equity at the center of our decision-making.
Don’t miss the full report!