Multnomah County, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a national leader in promoting sustainability. Since 2001, Multnomah County's Office of Sustainability has led on projects, policies, and initiatives that have helped to shape sustainable internal government operations and efforts in the community.
The Office of Sustainability works with County Departments and the community to promote programs and policies that lead to a more equitable, prosperous, and environmentally sound Multnomah County.
We envision a Multnomah County that is:
We believe that:
- The best solution to environmental problems is to eradicate the root causes of injustice in our community
- Our entire community thrives when we meet the needs of our most vulnerable
- Community-driven solution solutions are more effective and long lasting
Key efforts include:
- Co-developing, and leading the implementation of, the Multnomah County & City of Portland 2015 Climate Action Plan
- Making fresh, organically-grown produce available to hungry families through the County CROPS farm
- Implementing PropertyFit Oregon, a program designed to make it easier for commercial building owners to invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency
Sara Harding Mihm
Senior Policy Analyst