ECOSS

aka Environmental Coalition of South Seattle   |   Seattle, WA   |  www.ecoss.org

Mission

ECOSS educates and empowers businesses and diverse communities to implement environmentally sustainable practices.

Ruling year info

1994

Principal Officer

Cluny McCaffrey

Main address

1011 SW Klickitat Way Suite 201

Seattle, WA 98134 USA

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EIN

91-1613460

NTEE code info

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Business and Industry (S40)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Multicultural Outreach

ECOSS currently has the capacity to conduct outreach in 9 languages.  In 2010-11 EMCOT reached over 8,000 individuals and shared information on environmental health, toxics, green cleaning, and other green practices.  In addition, EMCOT staff assisted over 10,000 residents in Seattle, White Center, Burien, Tukwila, and Shoreline to install energy & water conservation equipment in homes. According to Seattle City Light, this program has been the most successful one in the nation in reaching non-English speaking populations, , in addition to saving energy and millions in energy costs.
 

 

 

 

In 2012, the Multi-Cultural Outreach Team will:
 

 

 

·         Install energy & water conservation equipment in 5,000 Seattle area low-income apartment units.
 

 

·         Engage and educate 2,000 non-English-speaking residents on environmental health, toxics, green cleaning, and other green practices. 
 

 

 

Long- term EMCOT program goals:
 

 

·         Immigrant and refugee individuals and families reached by our Multi-Cultural Outreach Team are educated and made aware of environmental toxic hazards present in homes, businesses and the surrounding environment.
 

 

·         A reduction in health disparities due to environmental factors amongst low-income and new immigrant populations in the Puget Sound region.
 

 

·         10,000 additional immigrant and refugee individuals are reached through our outreach efforts, resulting in energy and water conservation behavior changes and adoption of green practices.

Population(s) Served

Over the past five years ECOSS has visited over 2000 area businesses, providing them with energy, water and waste reduction strategies and resources, stormwater prevention materials, site-specific spill plans and training on ways to prevent outdoor spills and keep pollutants from contaminating local waterways.
 

 

In 2012, the Sustainable Business Program plans t
 

 

·         Recruit and engage 400 King County industrial, manufacturing and small and medium-sized businesses and provide needed sustainable business services.
 

 

·         Deliver and train 300 businesses on proper use of spill response kits and develop site specific stormwater prevention best practices and assistance including site specific drainage maps and written spill plans.
 

 

·         Begin working with 100 businesses to reduce their energy, water and waste stream by 10%.
 

 

·         Expand our reach to South King County municipalities of Federal Way, Milton, Algona and Pacific.
 

 

Long-term Sustainable Business Goals (3-5 years)
 

 

·         1000 businesses reduce their waste tonnage, water or energy use; cutting carbon emissions by 10 percent.
 

 

·         2,500 additional businesses prevent stormwater pollution by implementing stormwater plans and training staff.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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ECOSS

Board of directors
as of 9/18/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Matt Woltman

Anchor QEA

Term: 2010 -

Mike Bennett

Lehigh NW Cement

Kathy Bahnick

Port of Seattle

Jerry Ninteman

Landau Associates

Matt Woltman

Anchor QEA

Janet Knox

Pacific Groundwater Group

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson Law

Kathryn Moxley

The Boeing Company

Tiffany Volosin

Floyd Snider

Kimberlee Brackett

SAMA Foundation

Hazel Roos

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No