Rainier Beach Environment Action Team Presentation 2010

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Overview of Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Coalition Action Team on the Environment, last updated, March 16, 2010

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Rainier Beach Environment Action Team Presentation 2010

  1. 1. Inspiring Involvement Building Community www.rbcoalition.org
  2. 2. Civic Engagment <ul><li>Restore and reconcile your community by shifting the public conversation </li></ul><ul><li>The nature of the questions we ask either keep the existing system in place or bring an alternative future into the room </li></ul><ul><li>Your are now invited to create possibilities </li></ul>
  3. 3. Environment <ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Farms and Wetlands Project (formerly known as the Atlantic City Nursery Repurposing Social/political/environmental intersection (integration) </li></ul><ul><li>Green jobs for youth – Got Green (weatherization), Energy Efficient Outreach Program (energy audits of businesses) </li></ul><ul><li>Rainier Beach Community Center Walking map </li></ul><ul><li>Rainier Beach Learning Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Mapes Creek Clean up </li></ul><ul><li>Community Coalition for Environmental Justice No Idling Campaign ( www.ccej.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring social/political intersections and integration of the environment oriented activity in Rainier Beach </li></ul>Vision: An environment that supports children, families and the community. This includes issues surrounding our safety, our cleanliness and our health . Goal : RBCEC seeks to support the community in the preservation and improvement of natural and manmade open spaces and parks; and the management of environmental impacts to the community.
  4. 4. Atlantic City Nursery Urban Agriculture Project| Fall 2009 Goal: Repurpose the greenhouses and growing space at Atlantic City Nursery in Southeast for urban agriculture and create a local distribution system so that the food produced provides fresh, nutritious food for residents of the Rainier Valley community
  5. 5. Rainier Beach Learning Garden
  6. 6. Environment RAINIER BEACH PARKS, GREEN SPACES & CULTURAL PLAN Light Rail Chief Sealth Trail Rainier Beach Learning Garden Urban Farm and Wetlands Project Mapes Creek
  7. 7. Environment and Economic Development Mapes Creek, 52 nd Avenue Walkway
  8. 8. Environment and Wetlands Atlantic Beach
  9. 9. Environment and Family Life Southeast Athletic Complex
  10. 10. Environment and Family Life Beer Sheva Park
  11. 11. Environment and Education South Lake High School Southshore School
  12. 12. Environment and the Arts Peat Settlement Public Art
  13. 13. Environment and Public Safety
  14. 14. Environment and transportation Rainier/Henderson Link Light Rail Station
  15. 19. Environment <ul><li>Vision: An environment that supports children, families and the community. This includes issues surrounding our safety, our cleanliness and our health. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal : RBCEC seeks to </li></ul><ul><li>support the community in the preservation and improvement of natural and manmade open spaces and parks; and the management of environmental impacts to the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Farms and Wetlands Project (formerly known as the Atlantic City Nursery Repurposing Social/political/environmental intersection (integration) </li></ul><ul><li>Green jobs for youth – Got Green (weatherization), Energy Efficient Outreach Program (energy audits of businesses) </li></ul><ul><li>Rainier Beach Community Center Walking map </li></ul><ul><li>Rainier Beach Learning Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Mapes Creek Clean up </li></ul><ul><li>Community Coalition for Environmental Justice No Idling Campaign ( www.ccej.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring social/political intersections and integration of the environment oriented activity in Rainier Beach </li></ul>
  16. 20. Other Environmental projects to watch <ul><li>Urban Wilderness Project, 206.464.8364, www.urbanwildernessproject.org </li></ul><ul><li>Got Green, 206.290.5136, www.gotgreen.org </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge to Beach Makeover, April 24, 206.322.6134, www.sngi.org </li></ul><ul><li>Spring Clean (SPU), April 1, Community wide, 206.233.7187, www.seattle.gov/util </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Yard Care Classes, April 21, May 5, May 19, Emerson Elementary, 206.633.0224 (sign up by April 4 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center, 206.652.2444. [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Chinook Beach Park Salmon Recovery Plan, 684.7048, david.graves@seattle.gov </li></ul>
  17. 21. Civic Engagement <ul><li>The questions areas……… </li></ul><ul><li>What can you say that has the power to transform this neighborhood and inspire yourself regarding the environment? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we want to create together that makes a difference in the environmental arena for us? </li></ul>
  18. 22. Next Steps <ul><li>2010 RB Coalition Action Team Meeting (ATM) Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>January – Rainier Beach Town Hall Meeting (January 28) </li></ul><ul><li>February – Education in Rainier Beach (Guest Maria Goodloe Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>March – The Environmental Movement in Rainier Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Back2School Bash (B2SB) Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>April – Family Life (Kinship Care), B2SB </li></ul><ul><li>May – Transportation, B2SB </li></ul><ul><li>June – Economic Development, B2SB </li></ul><ul><li>July – Economic Development, B2SB </li></ul><ul><li>August – B2SB (August 28) </li></ul><ul><li>September – Public Safety, B2SB Debrief </li></ul><ul><li>October – Education, Town Hall Meeting Planning (RBTHM) </li></ul><ul><li>November – Environment, RBTHM </li></ul><ul><li>December – Transportation, RBTHM </li></ul><ul><li>Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. </li></ul>
  19. 23. Next Steps <ul><li>www.rbcoalition.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.twitter.com/rainierbeach </li></ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com/RainierBeachCoalition </li></ul>

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