Our Mission

ECOSS is a nonprofit organization that encourages urban redevelopment and a healthy environment by providing education, resources and technical assistance to diverse businesses and communities in the Puget Sound region.

Everyone can make a difference –ECOSS leads industry, small businesses, communities and government to practical and sustainable environmental solutions. We deliver strategies and results in stormwater compliance, pollution prevention, energy efficiency and recycling.

Our international staff speak more than a dozen languages and work with Asian, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, African and Latino communities. More than two decades of experience and cultural depth make ECOSS a leader in multicultural environmental outreach and engagement.



  • Environmental Equity
  • Resource Conservation
  • Stormwater Solutions


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Your Support Bridges Gaps

November 29, 2016 No Comments

Allan arrived here after living in a plastic hut in a refugee camp in Nepal from the age of 2 to 18. He and his family, and thousands of others, were driven from Bhutan after the country implemented a “One Nation, One People” policy in the 1990s. Generous donations made it possible for ECOSS to hire Allan.

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As Seen on TV!

November 1, 2016 No Comments

Watch ECOSS’ Frances Kuo “making it rain” on KOMO News. Frances used our watershed model to show how easily polluted runoff enters our lakes, rivers and Puget Sound. Rain gardens and cisterns are effective solutions to this pollution (and prevents flooding) by helping to filter and slow the flow of this runoff. ECOSS is partnered […]

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