As a Seattle local business, we care about the health of our community and our natural environment. And so, as part of our ongoing Liberty and Justice for ALL campaign, we are partnering with the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition for the month of April. Our goal is to donate $4500 of cupcake proceeds and other cash donations to support the important work they do. Here are the ways we’re raising support and how you can join in!
- Every Monday in April, we are donating 10% of ALL cupcake sales from all cafes. This includes online orders placed for pickup or delivery on those days.
- April 22nd, Earth Day, we are donating 25% of ALL cupcake sales from all cafes, including online orders for that day.
- We have donation boxes at every cafe to receive cash donations. 100% of these monetary donations will go directly to the DRCC.
- We have writable banners in our cafes for the community to fill with messages of thanks, hope, and support, along with stories about the Duwamish River. We’ll be giving these banners to the DRCC as well.
- On every cupcake box and container, we have information about how to contact congress and tell your representatives what you think about environmental health issues. With EPA funding in danger, this is a very good time to call them about that as well.
In 2001, Seattle’s lower Duwamish River was declared a federal Superfund Site, placing it on EPA’s list of the nation’s most toxic hazardous waste sites. Since then, EPA has studied pollution in the river, the risks to people’s health and the environment, and several possible alternatives for cleanup. In 2013, EPA released a “proposed plan. ” Over 2,300 people submitted public comments in ten different languages, with a significant percentage supporting MORE cleanup over less. In December 2014, EPA released its final Cleanup Plan, dictating the timeline and level of cleanup required.
The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/ Technical Advisory Group (DRCC/TAG) is EPA’s Community Advisory Group for the Duwamish River Superfund Site, and represents community, environmental, tribal, and small business organizations in the Duwamish Valley and greater Seattle area.