Helping the Northwest lead the world in sustainable aviation
The Port of Seattle announces new plans to help make Sea-Tac one of the first airports where passengers can fly on planes powered by low-carbon fuels, Our new report assesses the industry's efforts to make such fuels widely available. The short version: we're next in line for takeoff.
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A track record of business partnerships

Climate Solutions has a long history of bringing together executives and other business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors who are committed to regional leadership, strong action to reduce global warming pollution and a rapid transition to a clean and energy-efficient economy.

Thousands of business leaders from around the region share principles around the need for climate action, advocacy and leadership. By leading the way on climate and clean-energy policy, all businesses in the region will be best prepared to manage risks, seize opportunities and create a broadly shared and sustainable prosperity.

Northwest businesses are joining together to support action on climate.

Hundreds of businesses in Oregon and Washington are urging policymakers to advance our states' economic and energy security by tackling climate change.  If you are a business leader, please add your voice to the growing chorus by signing on to the Oregon Business Climate Declaration or the Washington Business Climate Declaration today!

 

 

The End of coal is near

We are witnessing the end of an era. Coal is fast becoming the telegraph to renewable energy’s Internet, according to David Hochschild and our annual dinner keynote speaker Danny Kennedy.

Lowering utility bills while creating jobs—now that's efficient

“Every watt saved by energy efficiency measures helps create living-wage jobs,” says Stephanie Pitts of McKinstry, the latest business recipient of the BlueGreen Alliance's "Right Stuff" award.

Catalyst for climate action

This northwest company has been walking its climate action talk: MacDonald-Miller works with  businesses to design, build and install solutions in the building sector to dramatically cut energy use.

Plastics: oily, toxic and out of control

Plastics and other oil-based materials are the basis of many cheap and convenient products. But is it really necessary—or safe—to have these petrochemicals in almost everything we interact with and consume every day? More reasons to wean ourselves from oil.

We're melting! Climate change and the snow sports industry

Unfavorable conditions on the slope! Skiing and snow-based recreation are major economic engines, but are also an early-warning system for climate impacts on business. 

400 Oregon businesses call for clean energy and climate protection

Oregon businesses are responding in ever-increasing numbers to the threat of global warming, and the ways climate change is harming our state's economy right now. You'll be inspired to see who's on the list!

Green is the colo(u)r of growth: how the UK and Washington can lead on climate change

December’s international climate talks will require substantial leadership from the countries at the negotiating table. But climate challenges cannot be solved by negotiators alone. Local and regional leadership – from Seattle to Bristol, California to Wales – will be critical in keeping our climate safe while realizing the benefits of the green economy.

Climate change is a global medical emergency

A new Lancet Commission report warns that climate change demands an emergency response, while President Obama leads a White House summit linking climate change and public health. We're dialing 911. Who will answer?

From Portland to the Vatican and beyond... to prosperity

Portland is set to vote on the 2015 Climate Action Plan, an inspiring and historic vision for climate progress, economic prosperity, healthy communities and social equity in our region.

Clean fuels or better transit? A false choice for Washington

The oil industry doesn't like competition. That's why their lobbyists are working around the clock to stop Governor Inslee from adopting a Clean Fuels Standard, and telling lawmakers that we have to choose between clean air and investment in transporation infrastructure. Not true.

The End of coal is near

We are witnessing the end of an era. Coal is fast becoming the telegraph to renewable energy’s Internet, according to David Hochschild and our annual dinner keynote speaker Danny Kennedy.

Read More

Catalyst for climate action

This northwest company has been walking its climate action talk: MacDonald-Miller works with  businesses to design, build and install solutions in the building sector to dramatically cut energy use.

Read More

Plastics: oily, toxic and out of control

Plastics and other oil-based materials are the basis of many cheap and convenient products. But is it really necessary—or safe—to have these petrochemicals in almost everything we interact with and consume every day? More reasons to wean ourselves from oil.

Read More

Green is the colo(u)r of growth: how the UK and Washington can lead on climate change

December’s international climate talks will require substantial leadership from the countries at the negotiating table. But climate challenges cannot be solved by negotiators alone. Local and regional leadership – from Seattle to Bristol, California to Wales – will be critical in keeping our climate safe while realizing the benefits of the green economy.

Read More