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Environmental Sustainability 

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Preserving the natural assets of our community and balancing the many interests of a rapidly growing region will allow growth to both nurture the environment and promote economic vitality.

 

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tactics for giving to support environmental sustainability
  • Support campaigns highlighting connections between the region’s environmental health, transportation and land-use planning
  • Support programs addressing transportation and land-use planning as a regional approach
  • Support organizations working on research, data gathering and community education around climate change policy
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Coalition Connects Transportation, Health and Climate Change Issues
Transportation Choices Coalition brings citizens, businesses and public agencies together to help improve Washington’s transportation system to meet the state’s growing needs. The coalition educates the public on transportation issues, policies, and projects and makes the connections between transportation, health and climate change.
Stay Informed:

Making Sustainability Legal
Sightline Institute's "Making Sustainability Legal" project is working to remove outdated rules that stop affordable, green solutions.
Climate Risks and Carbon Prices: Revising the Social Cost of Carbon
The U.S. government’s estimate of the social cost of carbon is flawed, according to this Economics for Equity & Environment (E3) Network report.
An Overview of Potential Economic Costs to Washington of a Business-As-Usual Approach to Climate Change
Building on a 2006 study, the University of Oregon issued an updated report in 2009 detailing the economic costs in Washington state of a “business as usual approach to climate change.”
Cascadia Scorecard
The Cascadia Scorecard is the Pacific Northwest's sustainability report card. It tracks seven trends that are crucial to the region's future: health, economy, population, energy, sprawl, wildlife, and pollution.
The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse
This study concludes that, when comparing buildings of equivalent size and function, building reuse almost always offers environmental savings over demolition and new construction.

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