reducing emissions and HARNESSING nature'S RESILIENCE, WE CAN ADDRESS climate change WHILE MAKING our communities and economy stronger.
Climate change has arrived in Washington State. From severe rains to raging wildfires, our home is feeling the effects. We’re bringing Washingtonians together to advance practical solutions and galvanize political will for carbon pricing and a clean-energy economy. We’re also applying decades of experience to make communities and nature more resilient.
We’re bringing a science-based perspective on climate change adaptation to every aspect of our work – from fostering healthy forests that “breathe” carbon and clean our air to building partnerships that bring green solutions into Washington’s cities. By encouraging nature to provide its intrinsic protective qualities, we are helping to safeguard farms, fish, coasts and communities.
In the Words of Washington: Climate Change Hits Home
Adapting to Change
In our growing urban environments, we are supporting green infrastructure, particularly in underserved communities where residents bear a greater burden from climate change.
To ensure our best chance at preventing future impacts, we are driving a coalition of diverse voices in advocacy for clean carbon laws that invest in energy alternatives—as well as a bright future.
We are restoring Washington’s iconic forests to health, diminishing the risk of catastrophic fire and working with communities to increase safety.
A Changing Tide
One-quarter of carbon in our atmosphere is absorbed into our oceans, and shellfish growers are on the front-lines of climate change impacts. We are proud to partner with businesses on both coasts to champion climate action.
In river valleys where changing precipitation patterns are leading to increased flooding, we are innovating to manage water in ways that benefit people and nature.