Environmental Stewardship Alert 3/7/19
Two of Quaker Voice’s priorities are both in the Washington State House Rules Committee, and need to be voted through the House by March 13. These bills would make great strides in reducing Washington State’s carbon footprint and need your support now so they can pass the House!
• HB 1110 would would reduce the carbon intensity of fuels in Washington State 20% by 2035. It does this by instructing the Department of Commerce to phase in new standards for fuel efficiency, as well as offering tradable credits for the use of cleaner fuels. You can find more information and/or leave a comment on this bill for your legislator here.
• HB 1114 would reduce carbon in emissions in Washington while also reducing food insecurity. Globally, roughly a third of food is wasted, and wasted food accounts for roughly 8% of global carbon emissions. This bill seeks to reduce food waste by 50% in Washington by 2030 by opening up grant funding to programs that reduce food waste in support of that mission. You can find more information and/or leave a comment on this bill for your legislator here.
Please contact both of your state representatives now and ask them to support both of these important pieces of legislation. You can find your state representative and their contact information here.