Sustainable NCW, along with Chelan Co PUD and Douglas Co PUD, is a lead partner in the Game Changer action a Post Carbon Economy in the most recent version of the Our Valley Our Future Action Plan. You can find the PCE Game Changer on page 21 of the OVOF Action Plan. This work began in summer 2022 and will involve hiring a consultant to perform a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and climate action plan.
Along with working to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, we must build resilience to the impacts of climate change. In 2019, Chelan County began a multi-year effort, bringing together more than 100 people from organization throughout the county. Sustainable NCW is leading the effort on outreach and education for this project. Visit the link above for updates on this plan.
Melding the ancient practice of creating biochar with cutting-edge processing technology, C6 aims to take excess forest biomass and turn it into a valuable, carbon sequestering, agricultural resource - designed biochar- rather than leaving it burn in the next fire. This nonprofit organization is based in the Methow Valley.
CAFÉ is a non-profit organization that advances family and community growth through education. They serve our culturally diverse community providing opportunities in leadership, civic and social engagement, literacy development, and academic advancement. CAFÉ's alliance with regional partners creates a unified community that seeks to empower all of its members.
Clean Air Methow seeks to create solutions for a sustainably clean airshed and “breathing room” for everybody. Due in part to the Methow Valley’s geophysical landscape and the widespread use of woodstoves, outdoor residential and silviculture burning, the towns of Twisp and Winthrop experience some of the worst PM2.5 air pollution in the Pacific Northwest. This longstanding problem is being exacerbated by increasingly frequent and severe wildfire smoke.
Resilient Methow is an offshoot of the Methow Valley Citizen's Council. The MVCC and over 45 other local organizations, agencies, and community leaders developed a Climate Action Plan for the Methow Valley. This community-driven, collaborative effort involves representatives from the agriculture, health and emergency services, infrastructure, natural systems, and economic sectors of the valley. To learn more about the Methow Valley Climate Action Plan, please visit the link above.