Mission: ECOSS provides free education, resources and technical assistance to diverse regional businesses, multicultural communities, individuals and governments to promote opportunities to achieve a healthy environment and encourage urban redevelopment.
Target demographics: Puget Sound area small-medium sized businesses, with an emphasis on industrial businesses on the Duwamish River; non-native-English-speaking communities
Programs: Pollution prevention and resources conservation program - to conduct research and provide education and technical assistance for businesses, individuals, and organizations to implement sustainable practices in their homes, places of work and communities.
As a small business owner and South Park resident, I am proud to support ECOSS's many efforts in my community. I love the fact that they can bring businesses and my neighbors together on so many different levels, from their work with "Duwamish Alive!" habitat restoration to their Powerfull Neighborhoods outreach, to reducing the use of chemicals in our neighborhoods many small businesses. They are actively improving the vitality of my own community by helping residents save resources and money, improving the health and impact of local businesses, and improving the health of our immediate environment. Best of all, I see ECOSS bring neighbors, business and government interest together in a uniquely cooperative way. I feel like the limited resources and time that I can give to ECOSS are helping to make tangible and lasting improvements in my own backyard.