Climate Change

The number one threat to birds

Sharp-tailed Grouse. Photo: J. Arthur Anderson / Audubon Photography Awards

Climate change has become our greatest conservation challenge. The National Audubon Society’s Survival by Degrees report found that two-thirds of North American birds are at risk of extinction if we don't take action. The good news is that by taking action to quickly move to net-zero carbon emissions we can protect up to 76% of these species.

Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to be the voice of the birds and aggressively combat this urgent threat head on by rapidly reducing climate polluting emissions. That's why Audubon Washington remains focused on:

  • Advocating for 100% clean energy in the state of Washington, including a broad suite of policies - from energy standards to pricing mechanisms - that will reduce emissions fairly and equitably.
  • Ensuring resilient coastal estuaries will continue to support marine and shorebird populations along Pacific Flyway migration routes.
  • Increasing habitat protection in focused areas of Eastern Washington that are expected to provide essential habitat for birds under a future warmer climate.
  • Building a stronger, more diverse force for advocacy on climate change, to monitor birds and advance solutions that are commensurate with this threat.  
Advocacy
Advocacy

Advocacy

How we fight for birds.

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Natural Solutions to Climate Change
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Natural Solutions to Climate Change

We're starting a new campaign to fight climate change the natural way

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Climate Action News Feed

Audubon Washington Launches Climate Action Teams
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Audubon Washington Launches Climate Action Teams

Climate Action Teams will build political power in key legislative districts in order to pass legislation that protects birds and people

Legislative Session by the Numbers
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Legislative Session by the Numbers

What it takes to pass environmental policy

2020 Legislative Session Wraps Up with Mixed Results
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2020 Legislative Session Wraps Up with Mixed Results

Thanks to over 7,500 actions taken by Audubon members in the past two months, our 2020 policy priorities fared well, but there were a few areas where the legislature fell short

What it Means to Be an Audubon Advocate
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What it Means to Be an Audubon Advocate

By Judy Hallisey, President of Kittitas Audubon

Green Corps Organizers Build Power in Washington
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Green Corps Organizers Build Power in Washington

Thank you to Shasta and Josh, our two Green Corps organizers!

Natural Solutions to Climate Change
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Natural Solutions to Climate Change

We're starting a new campaign to fight climate change the natural way

Clean transportation forum shows the way to the future
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Clean transportation forum shows the way to the future

Transportation is the #1 emitter of greenhouse gases, and we can make it clean

100% Clean Electricity Legislation Passes Washington State Senate in Historic Vote
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100% Clean Electricity Legislation Passes Washington State Senate in Historic Vote

March 1, 2019 — Today, the Washington State Senate voted to transition Washington to 100 percent clean electricity by 2045 on a 28-19 vote. This is the first of a suite of critical bills to address climate pollution to move this year.

House Committee and Regional Agency Take Action on Clean Fuels
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House Committee and Regional Agency Take Action on Clean Fuels

These developments indicate a Clean Fuel Standard will happen in Washington State.

Diverse Demand for 100 Percent Clean Electricity for Washington
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Diverse Demand for 100 Percent Clean Electricity for Washington

Senate Committee Chair Sen. Carlyle Indicates Intention for Swift Committee Action

Climate Sensitive Birds in Washington

How you can help, right now