Governments and community groups throughout the state are taking action to reduce emissions and become more sustainable. Below are links to some of Oregon’s sustainability committees, action plans and achievements.
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- The Association of Oregon Counties has a renewable energy and conservation center which provides guidance documents and other information related to renewable energy and green buildings.
- Clackamas County: The Sustainable Clackamas County page links to the Action Plan for a Sustainable Clackamas County (.pdf) and local resources for sustainable living, including tips for energy conservation, landscaping, food, transportation, and more.
- Hood River County: Hood River County is looking into the development of small-scale, renewable community energy.
- Klamath County: Sustainable Klamath works to link sustainability and economic development in the county.
- Multnomah County: The city's Sustainability Program is a resource for county operations and county residents on climate change and other environment, economic and social equity issues.
- Washington County:
- The County’s sustainability page describes how the government has implemented sustainability strategies into its daily operations and links to local resources for recycling and waste prevention, sustainable gardening, and more.
- Partners for a Sustainable Washington County Community is a collaborative effort of city governments, utilities, and others to implement a county-wide sustainability plan. Read their 2008 feasibility study. On this page you can also find out about meetings of the Washington County Sustainability Network, an informal sustainability group that shares information and resources.
- Central Oregon: The Central Oregon Environmental Center is a community non-profit working toward sustainability in Central Oregon through education and outreach, a sustainable business program, a sustainable lawn and garden program, a Green Business Directory, and more. The Center has recently merged with ReSource, another non-profit working for sustainability in Central Oregon. Both websites have helpful programs and resources.
- Klamath Basin: Klamath Sustainable Communities is a community group working for sustainability in the Klamath Basin.
- Oregon Department of Energy’s Climate Change Portal is a comprehensive source of information about climate change action by the State of Oregon.
- Other state agencies also have climate change related pages:
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