Green Buildings Now is working for a just transition to a fossil-fuel-free Seattle by:
- partnering with leaders of historically marginalized communities;
- funding the installation of non-polluting electric energy systems in buildings; and
- raising awareness of the need to end the use of gas and oil in all homes and commercial buildings.
What we’re doing in Beacon Hill
Green Buildings Now aims to address two related moral imperatives: curbing greenhouse gas emissions and bringing justice to communities that have suffered disproportionate harm from the use of fossil fuels.
Our first commitment is to bring the benefits of clean energy to the four buildings of the South Beacon Hill Resilience Hub, on the campus of Bethany United Church of Christ.
The Resilience Hub, which houses nonprofit community service and advocacy organizations, will continue to provide services year-round and will be prepared to meet community needs in an emergency.
We are raising funds to weatherize the buildings and replace oil and gas energy systems with clean electric systems such as heat pumps. This will mean cleaner air and lower utility bills for campus partner groups led by people of color.
“The Green Buildings Now project offers an opportunity to make an investment in fossil-fuel emission reduction in the city while supporting the efforts of a limited income community to develop a Resilience Hub in service to its members. I am glad to provide some small service to enable their work”
Sharon Victor, retired commercial insurance broker, and member of the Climate Action Team at University Unitarian Church