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May 27, 2017 White Center resident Sophorn Sim, a sustainability superhero
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By Lindsay Peyton

Sophorn Sim believes in the power of learning by example – so much so that she’s willing to bring people into her home -- if that helps them better understand sustainability.

On a recent weekend, she hosted a get together at her place in White Center, inviting 40 members of Seattle’s Cambodian community to learn about the importance of protecting the local watershed.

Sim walked her guests through her home garden – showing them how she collects rainwater in barrels, uses burlap sacks as a natural way to stop weeds and applies woodchips to keep her soil in top shape. She also made a presentation in their native language about water pollution and the effects on salmon populations and other life in the area.

Going above and beyond with her work at the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle is nothing new for Sim.

In fact, she was awarded the 2017 Sustainability Hero Award by Sustainable Seattle. The honor was bestowed during the group’s annual Sustainability Leadership Awards program, known as the "Sustainability Oscars,” in March.

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