Climate Change

Sea Level Rise

On Monday January 23, 2012, Transition Olympia-Climate Change and staff from the City of Olympia Public Works Department presented a sea level rise update at the Olympia Center. Click on the links below for more information:

For more information contact Andy Haub, 360.753.8475

Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2008 Annual Report:

2008 is Olympia's first year reporting municipal greenhouse gas emissions using the same standard protocols from our 2005 baseline emissions report. This annual report documents greenhouse gas emissions from municipal operations including; buildings, vehicle fleet, street lighting, water and wastewater, and solid waste. It also recommends new emissions targets for Olympia. View the 2008 Annual Report PDF for more information.


Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2005 Baseline Report: 

In 2007, Olympia's Climate Change Report recommended development of a greenhouse gas emissions inventory. In 2008, Olympia produced this inventory using standard methodology for a base year of 2005. View the 2005 Baseline Report PDF for more information.

Climate Change Report:

Read our Climate Change Report produced by the Olympia Public Works Department, Water Resources. The report was presented to the Olympia City Council on September 11, 2007 (view video of the September 11 presentation). For more information about the report contact Public Works.

1991 Climate Action Plan:

Olympia was one of the first local jurisdictions in the United States to develop a plan for responding to climate change. This groundbreaking 1991 report marks the beginning of the City's long committment of taking action to both mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for a changing climate. many City initiatives that began with this report are still going strong today. View the 1991 Climate Action Plan.PDF

Climate Change - Olympia is Concerned, Article in South Sound Green Pages:

Read about how Olympia is Concerned about Climate change. The article was written by Vince McGowan, Data Resources Manager, Public Works, and was published in the South Sound Green Pages August/September 2007.

2007 Climate Change Forum:

View a video of the entire October 2, 2007 forum, featuring noted authors Andy Revkin and Terry Tempest Williams. Download a printer-friendly version of the forum's program booklet (pdf). Read former Mayor Mark Foutch's opening remarks from the forum and view the introductory video that was shown at the event.


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