Duwamish Valley Community Passes Equity Resolution with Port of Seattle

2019 has been one of Just Health Action’s proudest years.   On December 10 (International Human Rights Day), Port of Seattle commissioners voted unanimously to adopt Resolution 3767, Duwamish Valley Community Benefits Commitment. The equity program seeks to achieve three shared goals: 1) Community-Port capacity building; 2) Healthy environment and communities; and 3) Economic prosperity […]

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South Park installs its first (but not last) green wall at its library

  On April 8, JHA and its partners inaugurated the installation of seven artistic green wall panels at the South Park Library.  The panels, each 3 feet wide by 5 feet tall create a free standing vegetated trellis system.  Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition’s (DRCC) Duwamish Valley Youth Corps (DVYC) helped spread mulch and plant vines […]

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JHA Wins Award for Green Wall in Duwamish Valley

King County Recognizes a Leader in Air Quality Solutions  https://kingcountywtd.com/2017/04/18/king-county-recognizes-a-leader-in-air-quality-solutions/ Left to right, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Andrew Schiffer, Linn Gould, Ethan Newstrum, and Paulina Lopez   On Monday, April 17, Just Health Action (JHA) received a Green Globe Award for leading a broad partnership to address the most pressing environmental issue in Georgetown – […]

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Green Wall goes up in Georgetown to filter air pollution

    On October 22, JHA and all its wonderful partners finished building a green wall in Georgetown at CDL Recycle on East Marginal Way.  Green walls are vegetated trellis systems used to filter air pollution. East Marginal Way is a heavily trafficked street and also lined with industries that contribute to exacerbating air quality.  […]

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Addressing seafood contamination for subsistence fishers: An environmental justice issue

JHA presented Addressing seafood contamination for subsistence fishers: Community participatory learning & action at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region X on January 28th. Since 2014, JHA has received two Duwamish River Opportunity Fund (DROF) grants to explore opportunities to protect subsistence fishers from consuming contaminated resident seafood harvested from the Lower Duwamish Waterway (LDW) Superfund […]

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