The Advisory Committee on Sustainability & Innovation provides advice and advocacy to Multnomah County on sustainability issues affecting our community, the environment, and the economy.
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.
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.
Recycling glass items
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.
Sustainability - Indicators - CROPS
Sustainability - Indicators - Waste Prevention & Recycling
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.
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.
Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation (ACSI) meeting minutes and agendas.
Office of Sustainability releases briefing on the risk to human health and property from the shipment of crude oil by rail through Multnomah County.
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.
Learn more about how and why climate change happens.
This Strategy explores the risks that climate change poses in our region, and identifies a set of actions to strengthen our community against these vulnerabilities.
The legalization of the recreational marijuana industry has prompted concerns over the environmental impacts of indoor-grown marijuana, including the energy it consumes and wastewater impacts.
Staff from the Compliance Section within Facilities and Property Management are committed to ensuring that drinking water in Multnomah County facilities is safe and clean.