Why the Northwest?
The Northwest has emerged as a national and global climate leader. State and local governments are in the forefront of climate policy and action planning. Strong business clusters are growing in clean technology fields including wind, solar, smart grid and green buildings. And now the region is emerging as an epicenter of biocarbon innovation. Biocarbon is the Northwest’s next leadership initiative.
The Northwest grew from a base of natural resources – forests and farms that still play an economically important role. The region has built cities that lead in technology and quality of life. These are assets from which substantial biocarbon innovations are growing and on which a coordinated regional biocarbon initiative can be built. Growing the biocarbon economy is a process that will take decades to fully implement. The time to start is now, and the place to start is the Northwest. The Northwest can pioneer in building the biocarbon economy by:
- Refining best land use practices for agriculture, forestry, and developing communities
- Creating new business models that reward landowners and land managers for biocarbon best practices that have multiple benefits
- Inspiring citizens to get involved in greening up their local community to make it more biocarbon-friendly
For more information on the Northwest Biocarbon Initiative
contact Rhys Roth, 360.352.1763 x23