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Climate Action Strategy

  1. The purpose of this survey is to get your input on the Port of Longview’s Climate Action Strategy. In 2022 the Port began a planning process to establish a Climate Action Strategy. This process helps the Port evaluate our options to ensure our community remains resilient through extreme weather events; maintains our domestic and international business competitiveness; and demonstrates environmental accountability and financial responsibility.

    The Climate Action Strategy has two components: 

    Evaluation of the Port's: 

    1. Greenhouse gas emissions from Port controlled operations; and

    2. Climate risk and resiliency needs. 

    Evaluation of these two elements will result in a short and long-term plan that is scientifically based, implementable, financially feasible and scalable.

  3. The first component of the Climate Action Strategy is to assess the Port’s existing greenhouse gas emissions and prepare a reduction strategy. This will help the Port meet current and future environmental regulations, provide access to grant funding opportunities, and assist and attract potential new customers who now evaluate their entire supply chain when estimating and mitigating their carbon footprint.
  4. 1. Do you feel that greenhouse gas emissions impact the health of the community?
  5. 2. What measures would you support the Port evaluating or implementing?
  6. Market research shows that consumers are increasingly willing to shift their buying habits to reduce their personal impact to the environment. In 2018, nearly half of all U.S. consumers felt this way. Global markets are also changing, with countries around the world working to reduce their consumption at every stage. As a result, the Port is seeing existing and new companies approach us with questions about our greenhouse gas strategies and reductions.
  7. 3. Do you believe that adopting greenhouse gas emissions reduction plans will assist the Port in attracting or retaining global businesses?
  9. More and more often we hear about ‘100’ or ‘1000’ year events on the news. Floods, fires, heat domes, atmospheric rivers and other weather events occur as a result of changing weather patterns. These changes can disrupt society in a variety of ways, requiring new infrastructure, changes to building codes to protect human lives, and increased energy usage.
  10. 1. Do you feel you are being impacted by changing weather patterns?
  11. Closer to home, in Washington, average overall temperatures have risen almost 2 degrees Fahrenheit with the hottest year occurring in 2015 (compiled data from 2022) which was 3.7 degrees above the average historical record. Along with impacting summer heat, this also means fewer cold days in the winter. This one change can affect many other natural systems, which in turn can affect the human and built environment.
  12. 2. Do you feel the communities of Cowlitz County are being impacted by changing weather patterns?
  14. One goal in Climate Action Strategy development is to insulate the Port and the local economy from negative impacts of weather-related business disruptions. We can do this in many ways, which include planning infrastructure investments to future-proof Port facilities, understanding and working with federal and state entities to ensure river conditions remain predictable and adequate for shipping, bringing in new businesses through re-development, and preparing to remain operational in an emergency.
  15. 1. Do you feel that planning for weather-related business disruptions will help in job resiliency and/or creation of new jobs in the community?
  16. 2. Would you support the Port completing projects to protect Port infrastructure and business from natural disasters?
  18. The Port of Longview employs staff to ensure that the Port is meeting or exceeding regulatory standards. The environmental team also leads the Port’s environmental and planning activities, inclusive of the greenhouse gas reduction efforts. The team maintains and monitors the Port’s water quality systems, which collect and treat stormwater and wastewater generated at Port facilities.

    Environmental employees apply for permits for Ports projects, alongside the in-house engineering and consultant teams who design the projects. Environmental employees also ensure that permits are in compliance, monitor construction and conditions, and complete required reporting. As part of this, employees lead spill response reporting, air and water quality monitoring, and coordinate with other regional ports to keep the Port of Longview in compliance with local, state, and federal standards.

  19. 1. What do you think is, or should be, the most important part of the Port's environmental program? (Select all that apply)
  20. 2. What information are you most interested in (select all that apply):
  22. 1. Please let us know why you are interested in the Port of how you are connected to us (select all that apply):
  23. 2. How would you like to receive information about the Port's environmental programs and efforts?
  24. 3. To better understand and tailor our communication, please help us understand who are audience is by selecting which age group you belong to
  25. Thank you for your time and completing this survey!
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