Appendix A: Summary List of Recommended Actions Page 1

Sustainable Washington

Appendix A: Summary List of Recommended Actions Page 1

Section No. & Name

Action No.

Action Name

Getting Started

Making a Commitment

Expanding the Commitment

Local

Regional

State

3.1 Climate Change Impacts & Hazards

3.1.1

Understand the potential impacts

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3.1.2

Help educate and involve your community

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3.1.3

Survey known hazards

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3.1.4

Review existing hazard and emergency plans

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3.1.5

Assess specific local impacts

 

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3.1.6

Apply adaptive management techniques

 

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3.1.7

Expand your existing hazard and response plans to reflect climate change

 

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3.1.8

Acknowledge and include longer term planning

 

 

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3.1.9

Integrate sensitivity analysis into scenario plans

 

 

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3.1.10

Focus information and commit to staying current

 

 

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3.1.11

Re-prioritize funding decisions to support climate action

 

 

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3.1.12

Integrate emerging climate impacts into capital planning

 

 

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3.1.13

Update building and zoning codes

 

 

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3.1.14

Update local SEPA and critical areas regulations

 

 

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3.1.15

Emphasize integrated solutions to traditional – and emerging – problems

 

 

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Section No. & Name

Action No.

Action Name

Getting Started

Making a Commitment

Expanding the Commitment

Local

Regional

State

3.2 Ecosystems & Water

3.2.1

Develop and articulate a common vision

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3.2.2

Restore and retain farms and forest lands

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3.2.3

Optimize flood control and stormwater codes

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3.2.4

Guide development away from floodplains and barrier beaches

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3.2.5

Realign shorelines and critical areas protections

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3.2.6

Increase acquisition of open spaces

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3.2.7

Protect existing trees and encourage the planting of new trees

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3.2.8

Provide education about water conservation

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3.2.9

Guide ongoing and proposed research efforts

 

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3.2.10

Maintain open space connectivity and corridors

 

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3.2.11

Minimize or eliminate the use of extracted underground toxic materials

 

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3.2.12

Reduce the use of chemicals and synthetic compounds

 

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3.2.13

Reduce water use and require conservation

 

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3.2.14

Reuse water

 

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3.2.15

Reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers

 

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3.2.16

Encourage use of native plants

 

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3.2.17

Require water efficient retrofits

 

 

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3.2.18

Implement a Green System Development Charges (SDC) program

 

 

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3.2.19

Implement a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program

 

 

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3.2.20

Create ecosystem service special districts

 

 

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3.2.21

Develop a community-wide water budget

 

 

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3.2.22

Develop market-based mitigation programs

 

 

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Section No. & Name

Action No.

Action Name

Getting Started

Making a Commitment

Expanding the Commitment

Local

Regional

State

3.3 Energy

3.3.1

Conduct a GHG inventory

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3.3.2

Create goals for reducing energy usage

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3.3.3

Implement energy efficiency measures in municipal buildings and operations

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3.3.4

Incorporate energy policies into local Comprehensive Plans

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3.3.5

Work with you local utilities

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3.3.6

Create a Resource Conservation Management Program

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3.3.7

Apply for State and Federal Energy Efficiency Grants

 

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3.3.8

Use Block Grants to motivate private financing for ongoing energy conservation retrofits

 

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3.3.9

Utilize energy audit and efficiency programs offered by utilities

 

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3.3.10

For cities with ports or large industrial and shipping facilities, work to install electrical hookups to reduce diesel idling

 

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3.3.11

Accommodate hybrid vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles, and alternative fuel vehicles

 

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3.3.12

Create local government demonstration projects for green energy

 

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3.3.13

Purchase green power

 

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3.3.14

Balance issues of protecting and enhancing tree canopy with solar access for energy use

 

 

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3.3.15

Create siting standards and ordinances for renewable energy facilities

 

 

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3.3.16

Partner to build a community energy project

 

 

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3.3.17

Remove regulatory barriers to on-site “distributed energy” projects

 

 

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3.3.18

Support your municipal or private utility in preparing for the smart grid and increased electrification

 

 

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Section No. & Name

Action No.

Action Name

Getting Started

Making a Commitment

Expanding the Commitment

Local

Regional

State

3.4 Waste Management

3.4.1

Evaluate local waste and wastewater treatment processes

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3.4.2

Educate local consumers

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3.4.3

Encourage “Reuse” of products

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3.4.4

Provide convenient opportunities for recycling waste

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3.4.5

Provide disposal opportunities for difficult items

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3.4.6

Demonstrate recycling practices

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3.4.7

Remove organic wastes

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3.4.8

Establish Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (EPP) standards

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3.4.9

Provide for the proper use, storage and disposal of household hazardous waste

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3.4.10

Use municipal waste contracts to create incentives for recycling

 

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3.4.11

Modify solid waste management plans

 

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3.4.12

Use municipal waste contracts to create incentives for reuse and recycling

 

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3.4.13

Implement waste- to-energy technologies

 

 

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3.4.14

Promote eco-industrial facilities

 

 

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3.4.15

Support development of new products and technologies for organic residuals

 

 

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