Climate inaction? Been there, done that. Businesses and communities in the Northwest stand ready for meaningful state action to stop making things worse and begin accelerating the clean energy economy.
Monday was a great example. Over 100 Washington businesses, including Virginia Mason, Microsoft, REI, and Saltchuk launched an open declaration calling for action on climate change. The Washington Business Climate Declaration highlights the support of state business leaders for action on climate change that would preserve and expand our state’s vibrant economy.
Washington business leaders join their neighbors in Oregon, where over 200+ businesses have signed on to a similar declaration, and they join over 1,000 businesses nationwide that support concerted state and federal action.
Two complimentary themes arose from these Washington business leaders: the huge economic risk of inaction on climate in hand with the huge economic opportunity for Washington to lead on solutions.
Here are a few highlights from this week's launch of the Washington Business Climate Declaration. Listen below:
Virginia Mason's Brenna Davis:
Markham McIntyre of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce:
REI's Vikran Sahney:
John Plaza of Imperium Renewables:
Bill Dewey from Taylor Shellfish:
Tim Petrick of K2:
Tim Engle of Saltchuk:
MacDonald Miller's Perry England: