duwamish Valley
Sustainability association

We focus on empowering residents of the Duwamish Valley in issues related to quality of life, health, and education to identify opportunities for equitable economic growth for our community without harming the environment.

What we believe in

Our values are at the base of every project we offer and engage in.

Collaboration

DVSA seeks to catalyze the exchange of collaborative ideas among stakeholders.

Inclusivity

DVSA recognizes the intersectional identities of our youth and the community, and strives to make opportunities and information accessible to everyone.

Respect

DVSA generates sustainable solutions holding high regard of all identities and recognizes that our work takes place on Indigenous land.

Passion

DVSA’s work is driven inspired by the courage, determination, and resilience of the communities of the Duwamish Valley

Community

DVSA holds community as its most important partner.

Confidence

DVSA recognizes that having faith in one's abilities is crucial to making progress towards sustainability goals.

Creativity

DVSA believes our own community has the capacity to bring innovative solutions through an environmental justice lens.

Youth Leadership

DVSA understands that young people have the energy, creativity, and vision needed to drive positive change in their communities.

Responsibility

DVSA honors the duty it has to help build a more sustainable future.

Real projects, Real people

Have a question?

hello@dvsaseattle.org

Feel free to contact the Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association to learn more about their work and how you can get involved in supporting confidence-building and youth leadership initiatives in the community.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Projects You Can Join

Biodigester

Biodigestor

A project that focuses on creating a circular economy within South Park in order to reduce food waste. To do so food waste is collected, placed into the biodigestor, and ground up to create plant food, biogas, and electricity. The biogas and electricity go to the people, while plant food goes on to boost crops that will eventually make its way back to the South Park residents.

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Juntos Podemos Nuestro Rio Duwamish

Cuidadores De Agua

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Juntos Podemos Nuestro Rio Duwamish

The South Park Youth Vision Project

This project aimed to create a sense of belonging in the city by using an app adapted from the Urban Belonging Project in Copenhagen. Where people from all walks of life, including homeless individuals, deaf, ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and more can express their sense of belonging in a city with pictures and annotations based off of Seattle’s comprehensive plan. The data collected will be analyzed with intersectionality in mind before being presented to the city.

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