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From snow-capped mountains to lush forests and rocky shorelines, the Puget Sound region is characterized by magnificent natural resources and an enviable quality of life that sustains our region.

 

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Climate Solutions »Climate Solutions is a dynamic regional and national leader in developing solutions to climate change by building a thriving clean energy economy.
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Coastal Watershed Institute »CWI's goal is to promote science, student, and citizen collaborations that foster understanding and long-term ecosystem based wise management of our natural systems.
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Zero Waste Washington »Zero Waste Washington is championing a responsible and comprehensive approach to the “stuff” we use and the resources that go into making it.
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Got Green Creates Access to Green Jobs in Low-Income Communities
In South Seattle, Got Green organizes young adults of color to create equal access to sustainable, green jobs in their low-income communities. The organization works to develop a new generation of leaders for economic and social justice movements.
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The Problem of Polluted Runoff in Puget Sound
People for Puget Sound provides an overview of the problem of polluted runoff in the health of the Puget Sound.
Household Emissions Calculator
You can use this online calculator from the Environmental Protection Agency to get a rough “ballpark” estimate of your personal or family’s greenhouse gas emissions and explore the impact of taking various actions to reduce your emissions.
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.”
Puget Sound Facts
The Puget Sound Partnership's Resource Center for a variety of facts about Puget Sound.
Making Sustainability Legal
Sightline Institute's "Making Sustainability Legal" project is working to remove outdated rules that stop affordable, green solutions.

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