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Vital Signs Online. Mission. Plan B Updates. Eco-Economy Indicators. United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Climate Impacts Group. The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research group studying the impacts of natural climate variability and global climate change (“global warming”).

Climate Impacts Group

Research at the CIG considers climate impacts at spatial scales ranging from local communities to the entire western U.S. region, with most work focused on the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Research. Results Washington. Action Agenda Center. NEW!

Action Agenda Center

2016/17 ACTION AGENDA Update of the Strategic Initiatives – Stormwater, Habitat, and Shellfish. Strategic Initiative Update workgroup recommendations are available for review and comment. MORE. Earth Economics: Home. Landscape Performance Series. The Landscape Performance Series Benefits Toolkit is a searchable collection of online tools and calculators to estimate landscape performance.

Landscape Performance Series

The tools can be used to estimate specific landscape benefits for completed projects when actual measurements are not available, or they can be used in the design phase to compare projected benefits among various options. Many tools also allow the user to compare life-cycle costs for conventional and sustainable design features. Know of additional tools to calculate landscape performance benefits? Help build the database by sending your suggestions to This web-based tool estimates and compares greenhouse gas (GHG) and energy use reductions for different waste management practices in a baseline and an alternate scenario. Bike Score Methodology. Our Bike Score service measures whether a location is good for biking on a scale from 0 - 100 based on four equally weighted components: Bike lanes Hills Destinations and road connectivity Bike commuting mode share Like Walk Score and Transit Score, our goal with Bike Score is to provide an easy way to evaluate bikeability at a specific location.

Bike Score Methodology

Bike Score can be used by people looking for a bikeable place to live or urban planners looking to do research on bikeability. If you'd like to use Bike Score data, see our data services. Find Apartments for Rent and Rentals - Get Your Walk Score. Carbon Footprint Calculator. Water Footprint Calculator. Footprint Calculator. How much land area does it take to support your lifestyle?

Footprint Calculator

Take this quiz to find out your Ecological Footprint, discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to tread more lightly on the earth. Select your location on the map below to start taking the Footprint Calculator Quiz. We recommend using a computer or laptop because the calculator requires Flash animation that is unavailable on some tablets and smart phones. Are you a student or educator using our calculator? If so, please share your experience using the calculator by emailing

If you have the means to support our efforts to update our calculator to newer technology, please consider making a donation to support this sizable project. <B>The Ecological Footprint Calculator requires requires that JavaScript be enabled. Why is Calgary on the map, but not Canada? What part of my Footprint can I influence? Sound Behavior Index - Puget Sound Partnership. Valuing the Puget Sound Basin - Earth Economics. 2013 State of the Sound - Puget Sound Partnership. The 2013 State of the Sound is the Puget Sound Partnership’s third report to the Legislature on progress toward the recovery of Puget Sound by 2020.

2013 State of the Sound - Puget Sound Partnership

The 2013 State of the Sound builds upon the information presented in the 2012 State of the Sound, which described this complex ecosystem as a patient in “serious condition.” Our objective for this year's report was to update that assessment, recognizing that with a short, 12-month period between the 2012 and 2013 reports, we can expect relatively little change in recovery trajectory and pace. Kirkland Green - City of Kirkland. Kirkland is known for its green spaces, parks and waterfront.

Kirkland Green - City of Kirkland

The City is committed – through many “green" initiatives – to preserve, protect and sustain our natural resources. Through a variety of efforts, the City is also addressing sustainable development, green buildings and climate change. Kirkland recognizes the interdependency of our natural resource systems: Water: Our streams, lakes, wetlands, storm water runoff, groundwater and shorelines Land: The soils, vegetation, rocks, geology, and topography Air: Climate change, air quality, microclimates and macroclimate. Keeping It Green: City Initiatives. King County Strategic Plan. On July 26th the King County Council unanimously approved legislation adopting the “King County Strategic Plan, 2010–2014: Working Together for One King County.”

King County Strategic Plan

The plan was created with input from thousands of residents and county employees over a period of 18 months and was developed in collaboration with council and the county’s separately elected officials. It is a key tool in the Executive’s work to reform county government by focusing on customer service, partnerships and ways to bring down the cost of government. What comes next? In many ways, the work is just beginning. Vision 2040 - Puget Sound Regional Council. Eco-cities in China - Going green. The Portland Plan. About the Portland Plan Developed in response to some of Portland’s most pressing challenges, including income disparities, high unemployment, a low high school graduation rate and environmental concerns, the Portland Plan presents a strategic path forward.

The Portland Plan

This is not your typical plan. The Portland Plan requires us to work smarter, be more practical, partner across jurisdictions and be ready to have difficult conversations. This is how real progress will be made in Portland. Community Indicators - City of Redmond. One Planet Communities. EcoDistricts - Revitalizing cities from the neighborhood up. Puget Sound Partnership - Vital Signs. Puget Sound Partnership Dashboard of Vital Signs: Charting our Course and Measuring Our Progress Puget Sound, while one of the most vibrant and complex regions in the nation, is at the same time one of the most fragile ecosystems in the world.

Puget Sound Partnership - Vital Signs

It is a place of beauty and wonder that we want to protect now and for generations to come. The Sound covers some 2,500 square miles, larger than the states of Delaware or Rhode Island, and is the drainage basin for more than 16,000 square miles. The Sound includes thousands of rivers and streams, rich forests, numerous plantlife, and numerous wildlife species including the iconic wild salmon and Orca whale. Our actions, past and present have taken their toll However, our region faces many severe challenges.

Other challenges These challenges are not merely aesthetic.