You’d certainly be forgiven for forgetting that today is Earth Day. With an unprecedented public health crisis relentlessly occupying our thoughts, a new daily reality governing our routines and interactions, and a looming economic crisis igniting our fears and anxieties, there is simply too much weighing on our tired minds. So, I’ll keep this message brief.
While you might not have remembered that today is April 22nd (I didn’t), or know that the first-ever Earth Day took place 50 years ago today, I want you to know that Carbon Washington has not forgotten our commitment to you and what we are fighting for. Recovering from this crisis is going to require bold action, innovative solutions, and renewed thinking about our economy and our way of life. It will require reaching across the aisle — even if that aisle is now the Wi-Fi connection between two faces on a monitor — and reaching out to folks in communities across our state who need it most, from Forks to Pullman and everywhere in between. (more…)
This afternoon, Governor Inslee signed SB 5947 into law, officially creating the Sustainable Farms and Fields Program.
The product of months of bipartisan collaboration, this voluntary grant program will provide much-needed economic support to WA farmers and ensure that our state remains a leader in climate action as well as agricultural production and innovation.
Thank you to the many partners and stakeholders that have worked so hard to make this day possible. The collaborative effort that led to the passage of Sustainable Farms and Fields is a powerful example of the type of statewide engagement that is possible and needed to unite WA communities and move forward together toward net zero emissions.
Thank you to the 115 farms and organizations from across the state that signed onto the letter of support for the program. Click on the following links to find out more about a few of these farms: Spoon Full Farm, Living Heritage Farms, and Klickitat Canyon Winery. (more…)