Local sustainability initiatives
Please see our local or city pages via the Washington (state) category, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.
Initiatives by topic
350 Washington State on facebook - Wikipedia: Climate change in Washington, includes sections on Responses, Policy, CAT's proposed reduction of greenhouse gases, Green building, Electronic waste, Pollution and Prohibition of recyclables in garbage
Wikipedia: Bellingham, Activism
Cascade Bicycle Club
The Cascade Bicycle Club is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community organization based in Seattle. It is the largest statewide bicycling nonprofit in the United States with more than 17,000 members. It is run by a volunteer board of directors, 36 professional staff and more than 1,000 volunteers.
Cascade hosts several major riding events every year including the Seattle to Portland (STP). Cascade volunteer ride leaders lead more than 2,000 free group rides a year. The club also leads regional tours. Cascade rides are open to anyone wearing a helmet.
In addition to producing material for the public on bicycling the Cascade Bicycle Club lobbies local government on behalf of people who ride bikes. Advocacy staff produced a paper titled "Left by the Side of the Road" asserting the shortfall of safe, effective bicycle routes in the region.
From 2009-2011 the club successfully lobbied for a law to increase penalties for negligent drivers who injured or killed vulnerable users of the road, including bicyclists and pedestrians.
The Cascade Bicycle lobbies have petitioned for extending and building trails along the Burke-Gilman Trail through the industrial waterfront of Ballard. After local businesses obstructed progress of the project, the club joined the City of Seattle in a lawsuit to move trail construction forward. W
Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic
The Seattle to Portland, or STP, is an annual one- or two-day supported bicycle ride from Seattle, Washington, to Portland, Oregon. The STP "is considered one of the 10 biggest recreational bicycle rides in the country, drawing riders from across the nation and from other nations", and has been operating since 1979. The ride is organized by the Cascade Bicycle Club. It is approximately 206 miles (332 km) in length. Most riders complete the distance in two days; however, 1854 of the nearly 8000 riders attempted to ride in one day (2018). W
Cycling in Washington (state) W
Education for sustainability
Wikipedia: List of nature centers in Washington (state)
Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle
Sustainable transport activism
Wikipedia: Hiking trails in Washington (state) (category)
News and comment
Washington judge rules in favor of kids and climate, Apr 29 
The Wettest Rainforest in the United States Has Gone Up in Flames, July 30 
Water-less Washington: State declares drought emergency, May 16 
Citizens data initiative
Energy Profile for Washington – Economic, environmental, and energy data
Food: Members Farmers Markets, Washington State Farmers Market Association
Transition Fidalgo & Friends’ Vision 2030 transitionfidalgo.org
Local communities in Washington
Wikipedia: Washington (state)