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Benton Franklin Council of Governments

Helping to bridge connections in the communities we serve by providing economic development, transportation planning and metropolitan planning for Benton & Franklin Counties in Washington State.


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MidColumbia Energy Initiative

MCEI is focused on economic development that capitalizes on local infrastructure, resources, and expertise in the energy sector, while retaining and recruiting businesses and jobs that promote solutions to current and future energy challenges.

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Created using funds raised for environmentally related activities and events in the Mid-Columbia under the direction of the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Network, our purpose is to promote eco-friendly living by presenting options available in the area, including information on a variety of businesses that offer green products and services. Sponsors this year include City of Richland, Energy Northwest, Tri-City Herald, Battelle, Benton County Solid Waste, City of Pasco and KURION, Inc.

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Sustainable Energy & Environmental Network

a non-profit organization based in the Tri-Cities, Washington dedicated to educating and assisting the environmental stewardship and sustainable use of energy resources and technologies. We accomplish this by focusing on three main areas: Environmental education and stewardship, Sustainable technology in the community, and Sustainable technology in the classroom.

Austin Office of Sust.


Austin is a thriving, equitable, and ecologically resilient community.


The Office of Sustainability provides leadership, influences positive action through engagement, and creates measurable benefits for Austin by achieving:



Acting to protect and enhance Spokane’s environment such that human health and economic development are sustainable.

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Sustainable Futures

Addressing social, environmental and economic needs in our community.

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Coeur d’Alene Tribal Public Works

Mission: to empower the Coeur d’Alene tribal people and community through

The preservation of spiritual and traditional values;

The building of safe and healthy communities;

The encouragement of sustainable economic and community development;

The exercise of tribal sovereignty;

Generating and providing accurate and updated information;

Facilitating public participation;

Promoting educational and innovative planning concepts; and

Developing regulatory guidelines to ensure our vision and mission.