2014-2015 Annual Report

environmental WORKS Community Design Center: Celebrating 45 Years of Community Design 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Environmental Works – quite a milestone for an organization that started with the idea that by working with communities, together we can create spaces and places that empower, connect, and create vitality. We’ve learned many lessons in our […]

environmental WORKS Celebrates 45 Years!

Earth Day 2015 marks Environmental Works’ 45th Anniversary! We were established in 1970, the same year of the first Earth Day. To mark this momentous occasion, we handed out daffodils to our neighbors, just as our founders did when they opened Environmental Works 45 years ago!  Read on for a story about the opening from […]

environmental WORKS News April 2015

In this edition of environmental WORKS News: Urban & Rural Shelter: The Caroline W. Apartments & Crossroads Housing environmental WORKS Celebrates 45 Years! GiveBIG on May 5th   Urban & Rural Shelter: The Caroline W. Apartments & Crossroads Housing Capitol Hill, Seattle and Shelton, Mason County could not be more different when it comes to […]

Santos Place: Restoration and Renewal

December 2014 News The Need Amidst Magnuson Park’s wide variety of built and natural community resources sits Solid Ground’s Santos Place, an historic WWII soldiers’ barracks that now houses 42 formerly homeless men and women. Originally renovated to transitional housing in the late 1990s, by last year time had taken a toll on the building […]

Terry Home & PROVAIL: Helping young survivors of traumatic brain injury

September 2014 News Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often a devastating diagnosis for both patients and their families. Adding youth to a TBI diagnosis and the multitude of worries grows — particularly when it comes to short- and long-term care. For TBI survivors under age 45, with the possibility of self-sufficiency with supervision, options are […]

Green Plate Special’s New Kitchen Classroom Takes Shape

June 2014 News Green Plate Special’s motto “Grow, Cook, Eat, Diggit?” accurately describes the gardening-based nonprofit’s goal of educating youth about good nutrition by bringing middle school students in contact with homegrown fruits and vegetables through curriculum-based hands-on planting and cooking activities designed to address childhood health, obesity and life skills. They believe that by […]

Thank You for Giving BIG!

Thank you to all who supported Environmental Works for GiveBIG 2014! Together we raised over $4000, to be matched by a generous anonymous donor, and stretched by the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG sponsors!  With funds raised through GiveBIG, Environmental Works will be able provide free initial design services to Vine Maple Place to achieve their dream […]

Bay Vista Senior Apartments: a New Home for Bremerton’s Low-Income Seniors

March 2014 News Seniors are often our most fragile citizens: from health to financial concerns, they struggle to maintain normalcy in their lives when everything around them is changing. In Environmental Works’ third collaboration with American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW), Beacon Development Group and Walsh Construction, Bay Vista is on track to open […]