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 as well as current and possible future effects of climate change in Multnomah County
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.
Multnomah County invited 60 goats to dine on blackberry bushes and vines below the east end of the Sellwood Bridge, avoiding the use of herbicides to remove the invasive plants.
Instead of printing out the hundreds of medical record requests that the Health Department receives every day via fax, IT paved the way for an almost entirely digital workflow.
The upgraded LEDs in Multnomah County’s residential areas produce energy savings up to 70%. That adds up to energy savings that could power over 100 homes each year.
MultCo is up for the Challenge! During EcoChallenge, we'll each choose one action to reduce our impact and stick with it for two weeks, making a difference for ourselves, our community and the planet.
For two weeks in October, Multnomah County employees participated in EcoChallenge to try one new thing that can make a difference for themselves, the community, and the planet.
The annual celebration, which coincides with Public Service Recognition Week, honors the dedication and innovation of a select group of Multnomah County employees.
After a lot of hard work and creative thinking, there is now a system in place where a new employee doesn't have to print anything to enroll in their benefit programs.
Each week, 12 trains carry 1,000,000 gallons of crude oil through Multnomah County. Learn more about the potential risks to the people and places living in the area.
PropertyFit (CPACE) helps commercial, multifamily, and industrial property owners finance energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades that holistically address a building’s performance.
How sustainability has played an integral role in the building and planning of the new Sellwood Bridge.
The mission of the Sustainable Jails Project is to provide excellent stewardship of public funds, conserve natural resources, and reduce recidivism through sustainable decision-making and practices.
Sustainable Multnomah County videos demonstrate healthy and sustainable actions by County staff, community partners, and members of the community.
In the spirit of our shared values, the Office of Sustainability, Office of Diversity & Equity, and the Employee Wellness Program joined forces to compile our first-ever gift ideas list.
Free Geek will receive up to 1,500 computers a year from Multnomah County. They will then be refurbished and given out to communities, organizations, or individuals in need.
Disconnecting from our screens and becoming more active helps us take better care of ourselves and each other.
Chair Deborah Kafoury and a few enthusiastic County employees share some of the reasons why they enjoy biking: Health, Environment, and Community.
Instead of viewing climate change as an insurmountable challenge, staff look for opportunities to make positive impacts in support of the Climate Action Plan.
The county’s Sustainability Program was established in 2001. Learn more about how Multnomah County upholds sustainability through over 30 resolutions and policies adopted to date.