ECOSS’ 2021 Year in Review

2021 was a year of growth for ECOSS, with greater female representation in management and promotions of people of color into senior leadership positions. And as public health restrictions loosened, ECOSS’ trusted approach of in-person outreach returned. ECOSS programming served 429 community members and 422 businesses in 2021! Check out the summary of the year in this printable summary sheet.

Celebrating ECOSS’ Women

We wanted to take a moment to highlight the amazing women at ECOSS in honor of Women’s History Month. Since the start of 2021, the number of women on staff has doubled from six to the 12 women you see here today!

Meet Hawa: Budding environmental steward

Hawa is part of the East African community in the greater Seattle area and came to ECOSS after graduating from the University of Washington. She speaks four languages (Oromo, Amharic, Kiswahili, English) and does outreach with the East African and Muslim communities. Here are some of her thoughts on starting at ECOSS.

A Year of Transition for ECOSS Staff

It seems like the word “transition” has become the default word for describing yet another year under a global pandemic and developing new ways of working together. ECOSS is no exception as the organization has encountered all kinds of transitions during 2021.

Reflections of a Dreamer

Ruben Chi Bertoni was ECOSS’ lead on multicultural outreach around residential stormwater solutions, working with King County and Seattle Public Utilities to make the region’s RainWise program more equitable. Not only was he an agent for change with project partners, he also was an advocate for more equitable practices internally at ECOSS.

Help ECOSS win $50,000!

BECU selected ECOSS as a finalist for its People Helping People Awards. ECOSS has the chance to receive $50,000 to reinvest in the community. But we need your help. Your […]