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.

ECOSS’ role is to engage the community around basic concepts such as forms of water pollution and how to adopt new behaviors that prevent water pollution. Our everyday actions can affect our surrounding environment and our ecosystem and this program aims to create a collective consciousness and awareness.

ECOSS’ team developed materials that highlight positive environmental actions that can be taken including water pollution prevention, vermicomposting, sustainable gardening, and low plastic lifestyle. Every Community Engagement Team member chose a specific topic to work on as a small project with their community. The team created brochures around four topics which were then produced in five languages to help this information reach a wider audience.

Low-Plastic Lifestyle 🍎
English | Vietnamese | Spanish | Oromo | Chinese

Vermicomposting 🐛
English | Vietnamese | Spanish | Oromo | Chinese

Grow a Pollinator Garden 🌼
English | Vietnamese | Spanish | Oromo | Chinese

Alternative Clothing Fabrics 👕
English | Vietnamese | Spanish | Oromo | Chinese

Support for this program comes from the King County WaterWorks Grant.