Our organization & our members have been hard at work to create projects & initiatives that support a greener Eastside. From films to community events, our actions are making an impact on our community.
300 Trees – A Greener Bellevue
As “a City in a Park,” Bellevue’s extensive tree canopy is much-loved by residents and well-known throughout the region. However, as our city grows and new developments threaten decades-old trees, we need to be intentional about preserving our tree canopy while helping expand access to greenspace in areas historically without trees. Through the organization’s free tree program, partnerships with city officials, and outreach to community members & neighborhoods throughout Bellevue, 300 Trees will work to achieve and exceed Bellevue’s goal of 75,000 trees planted by 2050.
Yehow – Native American Wisdom and a Pipeline
Snohomish Tribal Councilwoman Chelalakam Pamela Bond & 350 Eastside Steering Committee member Sara Holzknecht co-directed this documentary, which looks at the duo’s efforts to halt a natural gas pipeline expansion in South Snohomish County. Our society accepts a high cost so that our homes and families can be heated with natural gas and its infrastructure, and this film reveals those costs in provocative and thought-provoking ways. For more information, check out the film’s website or host a screening of your own.