CSI'S BIG BOLD CAMPAIGN

 

Let's Make the Northwest 

THE  National Leader

in Industrial Symbiosis

We want the Northwest to become the North American leader in clean manufacturing and production. Our vision is for the Northwest to embrace the circular economy and adapt and improve upon the ‘industrial symbiosis’ model. This will not only help industry reduce waste and pollution – but also spur job creation and economic development in the clean economy benefiting rural, suburban and urban communities throughout the Northwest. Clean manufacturing can also offer innovative transportation, energy, waste and water approaches that can lead to new sustainable infrastructure solutions.  

New studies show that re-imagining manufacturing and production is a  helpful and important step to addressing climate change; the production of goods supplied into the global economy is a large contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.  

HOW WE'RE DOING IT 

CSI is Identifying + Helping Potential Pilot Communities. We're working with communities across the Northwest to help identify the most promising Industrial Symbiosis sites and bring innovative ideas and partners to the table. Already, we're exploring opportunities with Spokane, Kennewick, Port Angeles, Centralia, Raymond, Goldendale, Tacoma, Portland and Tenino. 

SEEDING PILOT COMMUNITIES 

Since 2017, CSI has partnered with i-SUSTAIN to support sustainable infrastructure learning tours of Denmark for Washington elected officials.

Over the past few years many of these state legislators, inspired by Denmark's examples, have worked together across party lines to help advance industrial symbiosis here at home:

A WA Dept. of Commerce study was funded during the 2019 session that resulted in a 191-page report containing industrial symbiosis program recommendations.

In September of 2019, a new bi-partisan group of Washington Legislators are going to Denmark for an in-depth study tour; once again funded by the Scan/Design Foundation with CSI and i-SUSTAIN teaming up.

 WORKING WITH A GROUP OF BIPARTISAN LEGISLATORS

For more information

Contact: info@centerforsi.org

or call 

(360) 867-8819

 

Our Mailing Address: 

120 State Ave NE #303

Olympia, WA 98501

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