Baseline Report on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Release date: 11/16/2011
Sponsored by: County Administrative Office

Washington County Releases Its First Internal Greenhouse Gas Inventory


Washington County has completed its first inventory of greenhouse gas emissions associated with operations. Using 2008 data, this first inventory will serve as a baseline against which future inventories may be compared. Information from this report will be used to guide future practices throughout the organization with the intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and identify opportunities for operational cost savings. 

Ultimately, this inventory will help Washington County reduce the negative impact of greenhouse gas emissions on human health, the economy and the environment.

More information about Washington County's Sustainability Program is available at:

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