SOAP Action Updates

Snohomish County is working hard to make its operations more environmentally and economically sustainable, and the 5-year SOAP plan lays the groundwork for a County-wide effort throughout operations.

SOAP Action Updates are success stories of projects that the County has implemented that are helping to better steward our shared environment. Each Action Update is organized by the part of the Sustainable Operations Action Plan (SOAP) that the project impacts. Check back soon, because more SOAP Action Updates are in progress!

Goal 1: Implement Green Building Practices and Use Green materials

Cover of Snohomish Sustainable Operations Action Plan Document

Goal 2: Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (PDF)

Goal 3: Conserve Resources and Use Renewable Energy Technologies

McCollum Park LED Lighting Retrofit (PDF)

Water Conservation Retrofits at the Jail (PDF)

Goal 4: Reduce, Recycle, and Repurpose Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event (PDF)

Solutions to Reduce Food Waste (PDF)

Food Waste Composting at the Jail (PDF)

Zero Waste Fairgrounds at the Evergreen State Fair (PDF)

Pack It In, Pack It Out at Snohomish County Parks (PDF)

Recycling Road Construction Materials (PDF)

Goal 5: Implement Green-Purchasing Practices

Goal 6: Promote Ecological Preservation and Healthy Ecosystems

Bioretention Facilities in Public Works Projects (PDF)

Lakewise Outreach Program (PDF)

Permeable Pavement in Public Works Projects (PDF)

Goal 7: Lead By Example

Sustainable Lands Strategy (PDF)

More Information on SOAP Plan progress

View a June 24, 2014 presentation on recent sustainability accomplishments and efforts underway.