The Interagency Sustainability Coordinators Network (ISCN) is comprised of representatives from key agencies that impact sustainability, as well as other interested agencies. The network meets six times a year and ensures that state agencies collaborate on sustainability programs and projects.
In addition to regular meetings and collaboration, the Network also provides resources such as field trips and educational opportunities.
With support from the Oregon Sustainability Board, over 20 agencies have prepared sustainability plans. The Board publishes guidelines to help agencies in the development of their plans.
The Board's latest published guidelines can be found here:
Agencies are managing energy strategically to increase efficiency and reduce energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and costs. The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) manages the bulk of the state energy programs and efforts - from grants and technical assistance to state agency energy use reporting. Agencies are required to track and report annual building energy use to ODOE, which is then shared in annual energy report cards. New construction and major renovation of state facilities are also subject to the State Energy Efficient Design (SEED) program, which requires state agencies to use energy efficient design methods.
Agencies are doing their part to help divert materials from Oregon's landfills, and to reduce consumption of materials to begin with. The Department of Environmental Quality's Materials Management program is leading the way on research, policy and best practice. Other resources are listed below.
Marion County Reduction, Recycling & Garbage Program
Major curbside recycling changes and recycling guide
Poster - Recycle Right
Marion County EarthWISE Program
Executive Order 15-09 calls for agencies owning land and/or buildings to reduce their non-essential water use. All agencies, however, are responding to drought conditions by taking steps to reduce water.
Learn more about drought in Oregon
In addition, agencies owning water rights regularly report their water use to the Oregon Department of Water Resources.
Portland General Electric has a renewable power program called Green Future. See how PGE can help your business meet sustainability goals.
The Carbon Policy Office collaborates with state agencies, legislators, researchers, and stakeholders to inform the governor's climate policy priorities and agenda.
Sustainable procurement is an effort to procure products and services in a way that seeks to optimize net environmental, social, and economic benefits for society. The goal of sustainable procurement is to incorporate criteria related to environmental, social, and economic sustainability into agency procurements.
Dept of Administrative Services - Oregon Procurement Manual