New King County emissions report and Strategic Climate Action Plan public workshops!

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 August 15, 2019

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New Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report

King County's latest report on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in King County is here!

This "geographic-plus inventory" (Emissions associated with all activities that occur inside the county, “plus” all electricity GHG emissions, even if the  electricity is generated outside King County) estimates GHG emissions produced by activities of the King County community, including emissions resulting from community energy use and transportation.

This report contains an updated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory for 2017, a contribution analysis of the drivers of emissions change, and a "wedge" analysis of what actions need to be taken through 2050 to achieve our emissions reduction goals. 

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Learn about your local food system & find your local farmer's market

It's farmers market season! Learn more about your local food systems in this infographic. Support local agriculture and find your local farmer's market today!

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2020 SCAP Update

In 2019 and 2020 the County will be updating the Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) which is a five year blueprint for County goals, priorities, and actions on climate change. Learn more about the SCAP update and how to get involved here.

Share Your Ideas

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Protect your health from wildfire smoke

We recently had our first round of wildfire smoke. Learn how you can protect your health against wildfire smoke and read these graphic flyers developed by Public Health–Seattle & King County in 10 languages.

SAVE THE DATE - Join a Climate Plan Workshop!

Three upcoming public workshops will provide an opportunity for early input into the County's 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan

Speak Up

We want your feedback! What are the most important and impactful climate actions the County can take? Where can the County lead? What can we accomplish in partnership with you?

These workshops are a chance to learn and problem-solve with other participants and county staff on how to best take action on climate change. County staff will share our recent climate progress and challenges, and then participants will have to opportunity to break into topic areas to brainstorm priorities and solutions.

  • Tuesday, October 2nd, 6- 8 pm, Bellevue College (East King County)
  • Wednesday, October 16th, 6-8 pm, Highline College (South King County)
  • Early/Mid October, likely at the Univ. of Washington (North King County)

More information to come! Location and other details will be posted on our website and in this newsletter shortly. Feel free to spread the word!

You can learn more about County climate actions and strategies on our website. Find information on our Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP), Partnerships and Collaborations, and Initiatives and Programs. Learn more about climate change, its impacts in King County, and what you can do.