We can have a healthier, more equitable future…
“It turns out that communities are the most important force that allows humans to weather great storms, literally and metaphorically. The climate crisis will intensify, but our communities will continue to rise — because they were always standing.”
—Christine E. Nieves Rodriguez, co-founder of Emerge Puerto Rico, a cutting-edge climate change leadership and education initiative.
We, our neighbors and our children deserve a better future. Here’s one way we can bring it bit closer. Green Buildings Now is a Seattle-based coalition of faith organizations, climate justice groups, civic organizations and individuals. Join us in promoting social justice and climate resilience by addressing the urgent task of eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from buildings in a just way.
We are supporting community leaders who are creating a Resilience Hub in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The vision includes a fossil-fuel-free emergency hub and community service center on the campus of Bethany United Church of Christ.
These buildings already house neighborhood organizations that promote early childhood learning, healthy food access and racial equity.
Your donation will help weatherize the buildings and install clean electric energy systems such as heat pumps. Together with a solar power array and battery storage funded by other sources, these systems are keys to a non-polluting, climate-resilient emergency hub and community service center.
A successful project will mean cleaner air and lower utility bills for Resilience Hub partners led by people of color. It will also be a step in the direction of addressing inequities resulting from centuries of systemic racism.
Two pieces of news. First, the Nelda Swiggett Quintet’s benefit performance of “The Alaska Suite” was a great success. Second, the first phase of work in creating a resilience hub has been completed. Learn more on our What’s New and Resilience Hub pages.