ECOSS’ Sustainable Futures Fest premieres next Wednesday at 12 noon! We’re excited to share how ECOSS and other environmental leaders are working to advance racial equity and justice.

The first day features the Just and Sustainable Futures Panel with environmental leaders from across sectors. Read about them below:

Lylianna Allala (she/her/ella) is the Climate Justice Director at the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment. She joined the City of Seattle in 2019 after serving as lead staff on environment/climate policy and outreach for U.S Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Prior to transitioning to public service in government, Lylianna spent time as a restoration ecologist, building backcountry trails, and traveling the country facilitating leadership development workshops for environmental & social change leaders. Lylianna is a co-creator of the Growing Old Project, a podcast that explores what Seattle could look like in the next 50 years to be a place where both humans and trees grow old together.

Syris Valentine (he/him) is a Seattle-based writer, organizer, and advocate for climate justice. He currently works as a project manager for Africatown Community Land Trust working at the intersection of affordable housing, urban development, and community-based climate action. He also serves as a board member for the Reclaiming STEM Institute and the Seattle Green New Deal Oversight Board. You can read Syris’s writing on Medium and Substack.

Joycelyn Chui (she/her) is a transplant from Hong Kong. She is a graduate student at University of Washington’s School of Public Health, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences. She also works as a consultant with BEA Environmental, and recently started her own consulting business (Upstream Environmental Consulting) that aims to intervene in climate issues with an upstream approach. Previously, Joycelyn was a Multicultural Outreach Manager with ECOSS, working extensively with local small businesses on topics like solid waste, food waste, and stormwater pollution prevention & management.


We hope you will tune in on Oct 27 at 12 noon to hear their insights and discussion around environmental justice.

Your attendance also supports local BIPOC-owned restaurants. Register for the daily giveaway and tune in each day to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to a local BIPOC-owned restaurant.

Your generosity will help the communities and businesses we serve promote cleaner water, broaden environmental stewardship, advance environmental equity and more.

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