Creating a strong market for recycled products is key to completing the recycling process. Consumers close the loop when they purchase products made from recycled materials.
Office of Sustainability Pages
- Pathways to 100% Renewable by 2050
- Advocating for Clean Energy and Ratepayer Protections
- Advisory Committee on Sustainability & Innovation
- Sustainability Policies, Plans, and Reports at Multnomah County
- Sustainable Success at Multnomah County
- Sustainable Multnomah County Videos
- Climate Leadership Now Newsletter
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Sustainable transportation options are an essential part of our region’s strategy to prevent pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
View a PDF of the Multnomah County Sustainability Timeline.
Multnomah County has maintained an active energy program since 1994.
Multnomah County promotes high performance green building practices that protect Multnomah County's natural and built environment.
What is an eco-roof or a green roof? Eco-roofs or green roofs are roofs that are covered with living plant material.
Studies show that the best way to save money in IT is to reduce energy consumption, scale back on our need for additional materials or capacity and recycle and reuse what we have.
Sustainability is an attempt to provide the best outcomes for the human and natural environments both now and into the indefinite future. Sustainability affects every level of organization, from th...
In 2010, Multnomah County adopted a new Sustainable Purchasing Policy in order to use its purchasing power to reflect the values of our community.
In 2017, Multnomah County and City of Portland committed to transition the community to 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy by 2050.
The 2009 Climate Action Plan serves as a 40-year roadmap for the institutional and individual change needed to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.
Multnomah County has a long history of addressing the climate crisis that stretches back over 20 years.
Multnomah County is committed to a new way of working that shifts away from the traditional government planning process by centering the voices and expertise of frontline communities.
Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation (ACSI) meeting minutes.
Advisory Committee on Sustainability & Innovation provide letters to the Board of Commissioners that include policy recommendations representing community priorities.
This May, attend the Office of Sustainability and City of Gresham's Bike Month events, designed to educate and provide you with an opportunity to move your body and become more comfortable on wheels.
Office of Sustainability releases briefing on the risk to human health and property from the shipment of crude oil by rail through Multnomah County.
Our community must build climate resilience in order to handle and thrive amidst the challenges of extreme weather events, longer and more intense wildfire seasons, and poor air quality.
This October attend events that aim to support our well-being, build mental resilience, help care for local natural areas, and highlight ways to turn eco-anxiety into hope for our future.
Public comment opportunity on DRAFT Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub Seismic Risk Analysis. Analysis aims to better characterize risk at the site. Comments are due by August 1st.
Multnomah County Central Library has achieved Gold certification through the City of Portland's Sustainability at Work recognition program.
We asked members of the community: "Why is clean air important to you?" Here is what they had to say.
The Climate Action Plan identifies over 170 actions to be completed or significantly underway by 2020. 83% of those actions are on track for completion by 2020.
Multnomah County is taking action to stop the climate crisis from getting worse, and is working toward a vision of making our community healthier, more resilient and fair.