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Thurston County's Sustainability Policy

Sustainability means using natural, financial and human resources in a responsible manner that meets existing needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Thurston County is pursuing several efforts to make our region more sustainable. For example, in 2007, Thurston County adopted a sustainability policy that encourages departments to reduce waste, increase recycling, conserve energy and water, use green building techniques and practice environmentally preferable purchasing. As a result of policy, Thurston County is continually looking for ways to reduce workplace hazards and protect environmental and financial resources by reviewing the products we are currently buying, and directing dollars toward more environmentally responsible alternatives.

Thurston County has also embraced a far-reaching Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

Our goal is to lead by example and improve our own operations, while helping others do the same.

Contact Us

Call Josh Cummings at (360) 754-4995 or e-mail cumminj@co.thurston.wa.us.

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