Community Blog

The Micro-mobility Wave

May 30, 20119IMG_3990

The Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) Program's mission is to teach students about environmental justice issues and gain leadership in community activism skills. The program is part of InterimCDA, a pillar in the Chinatown-International District that advances social justice and equity for low income, Asian and Pacific Islanders, immigrant, and refugee communities. 


Celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 28, 2019 IMG_0012

API Heritage Month Celebration marks the beginning of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month of May. The annual event occurs at the Seattle Center at the beginning of May celebrating the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Pacific Islanders through art, music, and dance.


Youth Vote for Environmental Justice

April 18, 2019YMCAWorkshop

The YMCA of Greater Seattle's Earth Service Corps is youth-led program that empowers students to take a hands-on role in creating a healthier environment in their schools, communities and region while nurturing a respect for diversity within the natural world. Each year, the Earth Service Corps holds their annual symposium, bringing together high school-aged environmental leaders from around the region. 


Air Quality Curriculum in Third Grade

March 5, 2019WAGreenSchoolsPa

Our partnership with Washington Green Schools began with the work with our monitoring site at Pioneer Elementary in Auburn. The Auburn-Algona-Pacific engagement team started thinking about how to further community work with the monitoring site. They thought about creating a science-based curriculum with elementary teachers about clean air, sustainability, and health impacts of pollution.


Meet Our Allentown Ambassador

December 12, 2018EkuaFacebook

Meet Ekua Monkah, a young leader in the environmental justice movement. Hear her concerns for her community, what environmental justice means, and her hopes for the future.


A Community for Veterans

November 9, 2018VeteransVideoCapture

Hear a story how Habitat for Humanity is building a community for Veterans.The community, known as Megan’s Meadows, helps Habitat homeowners establish security and self-sufficiency so they can build a better life for themselves and their families. Habitat’s vision for veterans is to help them thrive by providing housing, employment, and financial education.

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A Hopeful Future

September 27, 2018VideoCapture

We are partnering with the Mary Bridge Children's Hospital Clean Air for Kid's program to support awareness of how air pollution impacts asthma and to help provide solutions to the issue. Hear a families story about how their children are impacted and their hopes for the future.

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Mentorship and Community Action

August 30, 2018tsbGroupShot

This Summer, the Service Board (tSB), a local non-profit centered on youth leadership and mentorship, had the pleasure of working with Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) to educate and empower tSB youth to take community action regarding air quality and environmental justice.


Air Quality Thru Tech

July 27, 2018 RecTech

We partnered with RecTech, an internship program with Seattle Parks and Recreation that trains students through technology to better prepare them for college. The program helps students gain not only job skills but also life skills. From learning how to create a story board to the script, and how to work together and ensure all of the project is complete. One of the main sentiments of the program is to understand that all people are not the same so they way they work may be different from the way you work so respecting other viewpoints is a cornerstone of the program. 


Health Equity

June 28, 2018Healthcare Access

The Marshall Islands, are a series of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the central Pacific Ocean, making up part of the larger island group of Micronesia. The United States took control of the island during World War II and did a series of nuclear test during that time frame. One of the results of the Compact of Free Association – an international agreement between the United States and the Pacific Island nations of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau, allows people to immigrate to the U.S.


Connecting with Community Through Service

May 25, 2018veg

On a typical mild and cloudy Friday morning in Seattle, people start lining up along King Street in the Chinatown-International District. The majority of the people in line are senior citizens hoping to fill their bags with ginger, bok choy, rice, and additional items the food bank has acquired for the day. Despite the food bank opening at 11am, the line begins to weave around the building long before the doors open. 


Empowering the Next Generation with Citizen Science

May 22, 2018WILDGroup

We've worked with WILD, a youth program of the Interim CDA, to teach students about air quality, how pollution can impact your health and solutions to pollution. The latest partnership activities involved our Air Monitoring Lead showing students how to read portable air monitors so they can use a citizen science approach to their community's air quality. 


How Can the Earth Day Movement Continue to Support Equity & Justice

SuperHeroMay 1, 2018 

Earth Day has been an international event and movement since 1970 and one of the most widely observed secular holidays. At the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (the Agency), we try to live with the sentiment that Earth Day is everyday, so everyone, everywhere can breathe clean and healthy air. We also make sure we participate in something extra on this special day.