Green Festival Speakers

Michael Woo


Michael Woo – the director of Seattle startup “Got Green” – is well known for building multi-racial partnerships and mobilizing communities. His community organizing dates back to 1970 when he joined the United Construction Workers Association and fought for the racial integration of Seattle’s unionized construction industry. In 2008 – after hearing a speech by Van Jones – Woo launched a project to bring young people of color together to explore Green Jobs opportunities. “Got Green” went on to launch Washington State’s first union training program in home weatherization with LIUNA and is organizing to make the green economy work for greater Seattle’s low income communities of color.