Green Buildings Now’s mission is to work for a just transition to a fossil-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 homes and commercial buildings
Green Buildings Now is currently working with Bethany United Church of Christ, Spark Northwest, and Bethany’s people-of-color-led campus partners to create a fossil-fuel-free South Beacon Hill Resilience Hub.
The goal of the “Resilience Hub” is to build community and create resources for communities to thrive amidst changing climate conditions and emergencies. Bethany UCC and Got Green, an environmental justice organization led by people of color, conceived the idea of creating the Resilience Hub on the Bethany campus. Organizations that promote early childhood learning, racial equity, and food access (including the Nurturing Roots pea patch) are currently on the Bethany campus. Plans for the campus include being able to generate enough electricity to help neighbors during emergencies such as extreme heat or cold, wildfire smoke, and power outages. Later phases of the Resilience Hub may include providing tutoring and legal services for the community.
Green Buildings Now funded weatherization of the Bethany sanctuary building and is raising funds to replace the church’s oil and gas furnaces with electric heat pumps. Other sources of funding will provide for solar panels and backup batteries to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
For more information about Green Buildings Now visit their website.
Your donations will help provide Green Buildings Now with resources to work for social justice and climate resiliency. Thank you!
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