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Climate actions: At home, at work, and everywhere in between, King County is delivering integrated solutions for a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable future

From scorching summertime heat to sustained seasonal flooding, climate change isn’t a theoretical exercise in King County: It’s real, and it’s happening now. King County is taking action to lessen the harmful impacts of climate change to people and our shared environment.Continue readingClimate actions: At home, at work, and everywhere in between, King County is delivering integrated solutions for a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable future

Plant Based Food Share provides healthy and culturally relevant plant-based meals to communities and families

Creating a community-based organization at the beginning of a pandemic may sound like an impossible feat, but Plant Based Food Share was created in order to show King County residents that it is possible, necessary, and, in fact, a recipe for hope and success.Continue readingPlant Based Food Share provides healthy and culturally relevant plant-based meals to communities and families

Crosscut got it right: Pollution disproportionally impacts BIPOC communities. Here’s what we’re doing about it.

Crosscut recently produced a powerful 7-minute video that shows how the impacts of pollution – both historic and current –

Continue readingCrosscut got it right: Pollution disproportionally impacts BIPOC communities. Here’s what we’re doing about it.

King County Council approves relief funding for COVID-19 impacts to the agricultural sector

The King County Council has allocated $1,380,000 to help King County farmers and farmers markets comply with public health and safety operating requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to overcome losses due to COVID-19.Continue readingKing County Council approves relief funding for COVID-19 impacts to the agricultural sector

Local food facilities could address gaps in the King County local food system

Numerous studies across the Puget Sound region have confirmed that there is insufficient kitchen, processing, packaging, storage space, and transportation capacity to adequately and efficiently connect local food producers with target markets. Much of the regional infrastructure needed to grow our local food economy no longer exists, is in need of improvement, or is not adequate to meet the needs of small and medium farms and food businesses in our region.Continue readingLocal food facilities could address gaps in the King County local food system