Through organizing the grassroots and engaging voters, WEC builds a base of environmental activists large enough to advance transformational environmental policy. Our organizing is responsive, relational, ambitious, and grounded in data-driven best practices. We invest in communities and individuals to grow environmental activists of the future, so that we meet the needs of today while preparing for the challenges of tomorrow.

Our work engages voters on environmental issues, ballot initiatives, and elected officials’ positions on issues. We create opportunities to lobby legislators and participate in the policy making process, and focus on a concerted Get Out the Vote effort as each election nears.

Coalitions and Partnerships

Through working with partners and in broad based coalitions, we demonstrate that a healthy environment is good for the economy and that environmentalists come from all classes, races, and geographies. We challenge ourselves to advance solutions that provide environmental, economic, and social benefits, in which we and our partners are deeply and mutually invested.

Community Organizing and Mobilizing

We build power for the environmental movement through our community organizing, mobilizing people to speak up on issues that matter to them, as well as attend hearings and other civic engagement opportunities.


We foster engagement and reach broader audiences through transcending our usual way of interacting. WEC lets data and facts guide our work to achieve communication that is creative and accessible to all Washingtonians.

Civic Engagement and Voting Access

We work with partners to make voting and civic engagement increasing accessible with the goal of engaging more Washingtonians in democracy every year.

Educating Voters News and Stories

Celebrating our Lobby Week Wins

Our first ever all-virtual Environmental Lobby Week of Action was a great success!

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Our Approach to Carbon Pricing

A key indicator of climate change is found in the ever-increasing rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet; nearly 1.2 trillion tons each year. While the speed of ice loss is now in line with worst-case scenarios for people and our environment, we will not achieve climate justice without racial justice. We must … Continued

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The Model Toxics Control Act: From leaking landfills to environmental justice

During this time of reckoning with our country’s racist history, it’s important for all of us to look at our own history and understand what role each of us have played in creating and upholding systems of oppression and institutional racism. Here at the Washington Environmental Council, we are no exception. As a historically white-led … Continued

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What’s up with Washington’s budgets?

Budgets are moral documents that reflect our shared values and priorities. This budgeting year, legislators need to make sure that the environment and our communities are prioritized!

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