Got Green is a people of color-led organization based in South Seattle working to ensure the benefits of the green movement – green jobs, access to healthy food, energy efficient and healthy homes, and public transit – reach low-income communities and communities of color. We do this by cultivating leaders – especially 18-34 year olds – to educate, advocate, organize, and build coalitions.
We believe that lifting up the opinions and the voices of disproportionately impacted groups will lead to real solutions for our community. We have formed grassroots committees of low income women, unemployed workers, and young people to shape and lead GotGreen’s work. Our board of directors consists of Got Green members – a majority of people of color – who lead “hands-on” organizing and ensure our sustainability. People of color and low-income people are leading at all levels in Got Green.