Mar. 30, 2017 Green Infrastructure Partnership (GrIP) Meeting

GSI & Community Development: a Tool for Environmental Justice

Green Infrastructure Partnership (GrIP) Meeting Reminder: Thur, April 20th 2-4PM

GSI & Community Development: a Tool for Environmental Justice

Thursday, April 20th 2-4PM
McKinstry Innovation Center
210 South Hudson Street
Seattle, WA 98134

McKinstry Innovation Center Website
In this presentation, you will hear:
A panel discussion with Community organizers using Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) as a tool for Environmental Justice. Panelists will share their experience working in Georgetown, South Park, Yesler Terrace, and Kent, presenting on projects that include rain gardens, cisterns, green screens, and depaving. Participants are welcome to come with questions about methods for involving community in GSI projects and strategies for meeting community needs and interests while developing a green infrastructure project.

About Our Speakers:

ANDREW SCHIFFER lives and works in the Duwamish Valley area of Seattle, WA, doing green infrastructure projects with and for his community. He works with multiple groups including Just Health Action, D.I.R.T. Corps, the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG, the Georgetown Community Council, and runs his own consulting company Bricktree LLC, and will share his Involvement with the Georgetown Green Screen, Tree Giveways and the Carleton Avenue Grocery Store.

TAHMINA MARTELLY is a Program Manager at World Relief Seattle. As an immigrant herself, she is passionate about connecting people, especially those with agrarian roots back to the land. She is working with KCD to transform a 2 acre parking lot into a community farm project with GSI at the Hillside Church of the Nazarene to serve the neighbors and refugee population in Kent.
EDDIE HILL is a Green Infrastructure & Food Systems Planner.  Hill has worked with Seattle Housing Authority, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle City Council, PRR Media and SvR Design. Hill served two years as Planning Fellow on the Yesler Terrace Redevelopment Planning Program laying the groundwork for resident benefit agreements and right-to-return processes.

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