In April, East Shore’s Share the Plate donation will go to the Duwamish River Community Coalition/Technical Advisory Group (DRCC/TAG).
Once Seattle’s Duwamish River was designated a Superfund site by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 2001, the DRCC/TAG was formed to serve as the community advisory group in efforts to clean up the Duwamish River and Valley. Their mission is to “elevate the voice of those impacted by the Duwamish River pollution and other environmental injustices for a clean, healthy, equitable environment for people and wildlife.” DRCC/TAG advocates to eliminate the community’s disproportionate exposure to environmental hazards, provides leadership training for youth on environmental justice and collaborates with the EPA and other agencies in various health and environmental studies.
On April 10, Paulina Lopez, the Executive Director of DRCC/TAG, will be present after our morning service to engage members of the congregation in small group discussion. To learn more, please visit drcc.org and following the April 10 service, consider joining in a small group to talk with Paulina and share your thoughts with other East Shore members interested in environmental justice.
by Marilyn Mayers