WASHINGTON CAN LEAD ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Smoke from the Jolly Mountain fire blankets clouds the skies in Roslyn, Washington. Photo by Darcy Batura 

Smoke from the Jolly Mountain fire blankets clouds the skies in Roslyn, Washington. Photo by Darcy Batura 

With news reports full of images from communities fighting catastrophic fires and devastating hurricanes, there feels like much we can't control. But we can work together to craft game-changing policies that will build our resilience to a changing climate.

 


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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.

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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. 

Seattle skyline from West Seattle (© Photo by Jeff Marsh)

Seattle skyline from West Seattle (© Photo by Jeff Marsh)

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.

Advocate

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.  

 

Forest health

We are restoring Washington’s iconic forests to health, diminishing the risk of catastrophic fire and working with communities to increase safety. 

Snoqualmie River aerial view. (Photo © Paul Joseph Brown.)

The Seattle skyline © John Marshall

A Changing Tide

Along Washington’s coasts, we are helping communities take care of the land and marine resources and set strategies that plan for rising seas. 

 

Fighting Floods

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.