Environmental Stewardship

ECOSS’ environmental stewardship programs connect immigrant and refugee communities with opportunities to learn about and restore the forested parklands in the greater Seattle area.

Green Seattle Partnership

ECOSS’ work and collaboration with GSP supports the restoration of forested parklands, specifically a site at Seward Park, and creates opportunities for communities to engage with restoration work.

Transit to Nature

ECOSS’ Transit to Nature programming is a collaboration with King County Metro and King County Parks that aims to get communities outdoors via accessible public transportation options.

Environmental Stewards

The Environmental Stewards program supports education and engagement for low-income and immigrant communities of color in their language to reduce water pollution and encourage sustainable practices.

Outdoor Leadership Empowerment

ECOSS’ Outdoors Leadership Empowerment program builds capacity in immigrant and refugee communities throughout the greater Seattle area to co-create and lead outdoor recreation activities that center their culture and directly benefit their community.

Clean Water

Stormwater pollution affects the health of our communities and wildlife in the Duwamish Valley. Mitigation strategies such as rain gardens, cisterns, bioswales, and more exist to help heal our waterways.


ECOSS and Equinox Studios joined forces to develop a first of-its-kind, large-scale industrial GSI demonstration site.

Industrial GSI

To improve public health outcomes relating to air quality and heat events, the City of Seattle is working with community organizations (ECOSS, Just Health Action, and Dirt Corps) and businesses […]


ECOSS’ role in this project is to support customers with different language needs and match them with contractors of similar background and language capacity. We are here to support immigrant, refugee RainWise eligible homeowners at every step of the process: from finding a contractor to submitting their rebate paperwork.

Energy and Transit

The two largest sources of carbon emissions in Seattle are transportation and buildings. Learn about ECOSS’ work in connecting communities to resources for vehicle and building electrification.

Energize! Heat Pumps Pilot Program

ECOSS has partnered with King County, Spark Northwest, and Emerald Cities Collaborative to install heat pumps in up to 120 homes across the Skyway/West Hill and White Center/North Highline neighborhoods of Seattle.

Clean Energy

The two largest sources of carbon emissions in Seattle are transportation and buildings. ECOSS connects diverse communities with clean energy solutions.

Solid Waste Management

Solid waste programming connects communities to resources about composting, waste prevention, and how to properly sort and dispose of waste.

Solid Waste Management

ECOSS helps underserved businesses and multifamily residences build recycling and composting capacity via technical assistance and multicultural outreach.

Past Programming

Burien Water Pollution & Multicultural Engagement

The goal of this project was to reach previously underserved immigrant communities in Burien and provide education on water pollution. ECOSS developed a plan to provide environmental education to youth […]

New Arrivals Program

ECOSS bridges knowledge and cultural gaps refugees and immigrants face in their new home. This program helps build environmental literacy and leadership through environmental education and experiences.