Instead of viewing climate change as an insurmountable challenge, Multnomah County staff look for opportunities to make positive impacts in support of the Climate Action Plan. Staff play a critical role in reducing the environmental impacts from County program operations and facilities. Together, by making positive changes within their own work spaces, offices, and departments, staff prove that taking action can create a profound difference.
Sustainable Success at Multnomah County
CROPS (Community Reaps Our Produce and Shares) is a Multnomah County initiative providing fresh, organic produce to local charities from our farm in Troutdale.
PropertyFit (CPACE) helps commercial, multifamily, and industrial property owners finance energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades that holistically address a building’s performance.
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.
The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners were shown new architectural renderings, updated on innovative and sustainable energy-uses and overall progress on the multi-million dollar project.
How sustainability has played an integral role in the building and planning of the new Sellwood Bridge.
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.
What is an eco-roof or a green roof? Eco-roofs or green roofs are roofs that are covered with living plant material.
Multnomah County is committed to responsible business practices by integrating sustainability considerations into the way it does business; including the goods and services it buys.
Did you know that nearly thirty thousand dollars has been saved a year just by introducing energy efficiency programs in two of Multnomah County's office buildings?
Multnomah County will no longer invest in fossil fuel companies as part of its effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
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.
Students were given free PCs through a partnership with Multnomah County and Free Geek. The PCs are surplus county property that's been donated to Free Geek.
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.
The Rockwood Community Health Center cooking demonstrations are open to everyone in the community and promote healthy eating.
Between July 2015 and June 2016, the County's Community Services Division provided weatherization services to 1,152 people in 564 households to reduce energy costs.
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.
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.
Multnomah County Central Library has achieved Gold certification through the City of Portland's Sustainability at Work recognition program.
This Saturday, April 22, 2017, Multnomah County will honor Earth Day by illuminating the Morrison Bridge in green and blue.