A CLEAN-ENERGY FUTURE FOR WASHINGTON
The Nature Conservancy is part of a diverse coalition that filed a ballot initiative on March 2 to protect Washington’s land, air and water and move us toward a strong, healthy, clean-energy economy. This initiative would invest in clean-energy infrastructure, such as wind and solar, healthy forests and clean water, creating thousands of jobs across the state while cutting pollution. Climate change is our collective responsibility, and Washington is poised to take bold steps through citizen-driven action.
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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.
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
Along Washington’s coasts, we are helping communities take care of the land and marine resources and set strategies that plan for rising seas.
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.