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Addressing Climate Change in Washington County

Climate change may already be impacting you, your family, your neighbors and community.  These resources can help you live more sustainably and prepare for the effects of climate change.

Changes in weather conditions such as extreme summer heat, longer wildfire seasons, heavier rain and ice storms are expected to continue and present new and urgent challenges for our community. Washington County’s departments are working to make our communities more sustainable and support the community in adapting to a changing climate.

Explore the links below to learn more. 

Be climate resilient

Preparing for emergencies and disasters

Washington County Emergency Management helps our community prepare for and respond to events that threaten people, property, or the environment.

Learn more about preparing for emergencies and disasters 

Protecting your health from climate change

Changes in the climate may hurt our physical and mental health. Washington County Public Health can help you learn how to protect your health from the effects of extreme weather events and climate-related disasters, like heat waves and wildfires. 

Learn more about how climate change can effect your health 

Improving your home

Washington County's Office of Community Development has programs to help eligible people replace old wood stoves with newer, cleaner heating systems and make repairs to their homes.

Learn more about home improvement programs

Reduce, reuse, repair, and recycle

Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling helps community members, property managers and businesses sustainably manage materials to prevent waste, recycle and dispose of garbage properly.

Learn ways to reduce your waste

Tips to live more sustainably

Tips to live more sustainably

There are many ways you can take action to benefit both the environment and your life. Discover your carbon footprint and how to reduce it by living in a more environmentally friendly way.

Learn ways you can be more environmentally friendly

Washington County's climate-friendly work

Washington County's climate-friendly work

Across departments, Washington County is working on reducing the carbon footprint of our organization, helping the community respond to climate change, and making our communities more environmentally friendly.

Learn more about our climate-friendly work 



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