Climate

Bold climate action now.

climate change

Committing to new standards for building management, green transportation, product sourcing, waste management, environmental restoration, education, and governmental accountability to meet ambitious and time-bound carbon neutrality goals.

Potential actions include:

– Commit to leadership on climate action and adaptation

– Conduct a carbon emissions audit

– Make all County-owned facilities carbon neutral through reducing emissions or offsets

– Reduce County fossil fuel usage by 50% compared to 2010 by 2030

 – Achieve carbon neutrality for San Juan County by 2050

– Minimize carbon emissions from buildings through new management standards

– Expand solar electricity generation on county buildings

– Prohibit County from purchasing automobiles from companies supporting repeal of clean air act and climate rules

 – Support and incentivize electric rideshare programs by 2022

– Establish commercial composting facilities on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan by 2025

2- Plant ½ mile of buffers on county-owned properties annually with trees and shrubs to restore stream corridors, wetlands, and ponds

– Provide at least 12 new electric vehicle charging stations throughout the county by 2022

– Prioritize, fund, and build a countywide trail and bikeway network, with at least 5 new miles built by 2023

– Support public funding for rebated upfront costs of electric vehicles with by 2023

– Update energy code by 2023 to require highest reasonable residential and commercial energy efficiency operations

– Update Health Department rules for water use requiring monitoring of consumption

– Prohibit brush burning as soon as composting is operational or by 2025

– Provide education and outreach to achieve compliance

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