Office of Energy & Sustainability

Snohomish County’s Office of Energy & Sustainability (OES) collaborates with a range of stakeholders to conserve natural resources, address climate change, facilitate environmental stewardship, and develop innovative solutions that support a healthy and vibrant community. 

Learn more about Executive Somers's proposal to move the Office of Energy & Sustainability into the new Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.


  • We have kicked-off the process to update the Sustainable Operations Action Plan (SOAP)! Visit the SOAP webpage for more information and how you can participate in updating this plan!
  • Read the 2018 Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) Inventory for County government operations here. This report includes forecasts for COVID-19 emissions impacts and meeting the county's carbon reduction targets.
  • Snohomish County recently passed a Green and High Performance Building Ordinance, adding a new chapter 3.06 to County Code.
  • The County has a new Climate Action Advisory Committee to help guide the County's planning on climate action, environmental stewardship, and climate justice. 
  • As of 2019, the County's Weatherization Program is now part of the Office of Energy and Sustainability! Visit the Weatherization Program page for more information and to see if you qualify. 
  • On February 20, 2019 Snohomish County passed a Joint Resolution committing to 100% clean electricity by 2030 and 100% clean energy by 2045. Read the Joint Resolution!


  • Become a Forest Steward or volunteer with the Snohomish County Healthy Forest Project! Check out these upcoming events and visit this website to register and learn more:
    • June 16, 2021 (6pm to 8pm): Forest Steward Orientation (on-line)
    • June 26, 2021 (10am-Noon): Volunteer Event at Lake Stickney to remove invasive species.
    • July 10, 2021 (9am-11am): Volunteer event at Picnic Point Park to remove invasive species.
  • Septic System Care Workshop – July 20 or 22: Free, online Septic System Care Workshops. Register today to attend either Tuesday July 20 or Thursday July 22, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.