About Environment Washington
Who we are
Environment Washington is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for Washington’s environment. Environment Washington draws on 30 years of success in tackling our state's top environmental problems.
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Environment Washington Research & Policy Center
What we do
Whether it’s enjoying Puget Sound, exploring Mount Rainier, or enjoying a special place closer to home, Washington’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways. Yet the places we love and the values we share are too often threatened.
We research the issues and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our reports, news conferences and interviews with reporters, we help the media cover environmental issues in ways that make sense. Our canvassers meet citizens where they are — starting conversations in public places or going to door-to-door — explaining our mission while raising awareness and funds for environmental protection.
When decisions are being made about our environment, our elected officials hear plenty from the oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We speak up for our environment, making our case to public officials and helping you make your voice heard when it matters most.
Become a member
Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in protecting our air, water and open spaces by becoming a member of Environment Washington today.
- Keeping plastic out of Puget Sound. Seattle, Mukilteo, Bainbridge Island, Bellingham and Edmonds have banned disposable plastic bags—thanks in part to Environment Washington members and supporters. We're working to win more local bans while we build momentum to ban the bags statewide.
- Expanding Mt. Rainier National Park. Thanks in part to our efforts, the Carbon River Valley rainforest is now a part of Mount Rainier National Park—putting it off-limits to destructive development.
- Out with coal, in with clean energy. TransAlta is closing and clean-energy initiatives are flourishing with help from Environment Washington.