Welcome to the 43rd LD Environmental Caucus
We are a volunteer organization.
Our mission: To promote the protection of threatened natural resources – in particular the climate – vital for healthy communities, a healthy ecosystem and a sustainable economy in Washington.
To forward our mission we promote policies, legislation, platforms, positions, resolutions and endorsements within the 43rd District Democrats. We also partner with other organizations who share our values and goals.
our work on climate is guided by these points:
- Policy must be rooted in principles of equity and climate justice.
- Greenhouse gas emissions must start dropping now to reach the needed reduction target of 45% by 2030.
- We need bold policy for the built environment, energy production and transportation.
- We must oppose new fossil fuel infrastructure and keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Special guests Sandra Mallory, Duane Jonlin and Amy Wheeless joined us for November’s meeting. Sandra Mallory is the Sustainable Building Manager for the City of Seattle in the Office of Sustainability & Environment. She spoke about Seattle’s current programs for decarbonization of buildings, with some thoughts about how to extend decarbonization to more buildings in … Continue reading Decarbonizing Buildings
Seattle City Light presented to the Caucus about their new four year plan to invest in accelerating transportation electrification. Transportation Electrification is the use of electricity to power buses, trucks, cars, ferries and other modes of transport. By using City Light’s affordable hydroelectric power, transportation electrification can lead to a number of community benefits including … Continue reading SCL Transportation Electrification Plan
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