Projects in your community
The projects on this map are examples of the hundreds across the state that would be made possible by 1631.
These investments in clean energy, forestry, energy efficiency and transportation will help us fulfill our responsibility to future generations by ensuring clean air and clean water for everyone in Washington
Chimacum Ridge Community Forest
This conservation easement in Jefferson County protects valuable land forest land from development. By keeping this land a working community forest it can continue to clean the air and absorb pollution, protects the area from flooding and landslides, keeps water cool and clean for salmon, all while still being available for selective timber harvest providing local sustainable jobs.
King County rapidly expands electric bus fleet
Leaders in King County have committed to purchase 120 battery-electric buses by 2020. Increasing the number of emissions free transportation drastically reduces pollutants in our air and gives more people access to reliable clean transportation options. The technology and capabilities are there but more investments could expand this fleet to wider routes and more counties across the state.
Largest Coal Plant in the State Converting to Solar
The former site of a coal mine could be producing solar power by the end of 2020. The Tono Solar Farm, which used to produce nearly 10% of the states air pollution is being converted into one of the state’s largest clean energy plants. The solar farm will occupy nearly 1,000 Acres in South Thurston County. This project will create 300 jobs during construction and generate nearly 180 megawatts of power. 1631 would provide funding for projects like this, designed to clean and convert some of the most polluted areas in the state into productive engines of our economy.
No Till Farming and Soil Sequestration
No-Till Farming allows for season to season and crop to crop growing without disrupting the soil. This leads to, reduced erosion and prevents runoff pollution into our streams and rivers. It consumes less fuel and serves as a natural pest control. Adopting this technology is expensive, but with the help of 1631, growers across the state could adopt this sustainable practice, protecting our water from pollution and protecting our farming industry.
Washington School for the Deaf Energy Efficiency upgrades
The Washington School for the Deaf received a $240,000 Commerce grant for an energy efficiency upgrade. The project has likely exceeded water and energy code efficiency requirements by 32 and 29%. Schools across the state are strapped for resources and in desperate need of upgrades and retrofitting. 1631 allows for direct investments in schools and will give our children clean and healthy classrooms in which they can learn and grow.