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Welcome to GoGreenTricities.org!


   What is gogreentricities.org?

Go Green Tri-Cities highlights green businesses, organizations, resources, and events in the Tri-Cities, WA. It was created using funds raised for environmentally related activities and events in the Mid-Columbia under the direction of the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Network. The purpose is to promote eco-friendly living by presenting options available in the area, including information on a variety of businesses that offer green products and services. Sponsors this year include City of Richland, Energy Northwest, Tri-City Herald, Bechtel, Benton County Solid Waste, City of Pasco, Green Built/ Home Builders Assoc., TiLite, US Linen, and KURION, Inc. Read More...

This website requires regular maintenance and we rely on public input to keep the directory and calendar up-to-date. Additions or corrections can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks for your help!

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Up-Coming Events (for more, go to the Calendar)

 Franklin PUD Community Solar Project

Community solar gives customers the opportunity to share in the cost of building a solar electric project. Participants  are eligible to receive production credits ($1.08 per kilowatt hour through June 30, 2020) with a payback in approximately 3 - 4 years. Participants will also receive bill credits which will help offset retail energy costs ( 6.35 cents per kilowatt hour) through the expected life of the project, about 20 years


Franklin PUD customers should submit an online form or stop by our office at 1411 W. Clark St, Pasco.http://www.franklinpud.com/index.php/communitysolar


 WA Green Schools Tri-Cities Teacher Training

A FREE training for educators, school staff and volunteers seeking to engage their students and green their school will be held on October 5 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at the Richland Public Library.  If you missed the training, learn about becoming a WA Green School at  www.wagreenschools.org


  Pumpkin patches, Corn Mazes, etc. at http://blog.tri-citiesguide.org/2015/09/corn-mazes-pumpkin-patches-fall.html



WA Dept. of Ecology begins rulemaking to reduce carbon pollution

We're asking Washingtonians for their opinions as we work to develop a rule that will limit carbon pollution in our state. This is a new process that will involve multiple state agencies, and it’s crucial that we know what the people of Washington think. Please join the conversation.

We will host day and evening educational webinars and outreach meetings for your voice to be heard on the rule.

Educational webinars: Monday, 2 pm September 28, Tuesday, 6 pm September 29, 9 am Thursday, October 1

Read the webinar slides at  http://www.ecy.wa.gov/climatechange/docs/CARwebinar.pdf

Outreach meetings: Thursday, October 8, Monday, October 26


 Check out the event calendars for these outdoor activities groups:


Public Comments Wanted:

Comments do not need to be technical in nature, just voice your concerns.

See the requests below from the EPA, Dept. of Energy and Dept. of Ecology, and TPA

  Proposed Amendment to the ERDF Record of Decision  submit comments by October 28

  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy want your feedback on the Proposed Plan for an Amendment to the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF) Record of Decision (ROD). 

  The plan presents a proposed change to the ERDF ROD that would waive a portion of a regulatory requirement in order to allow treatment of long, large, and/or heavy hazardous waste items to be conducted within the ERDF landfill after implementing controls to prevent releases to the environment.

  You can provide your input on the proposed amendment to the ERDF ROD from September 28 – October 28, 2015.  By submitting your input, you can let the agencies know whether or not you support the proposed change and provide any other input you feel is important.  The agencies will consider all comments before finalizing the decision in the ROD amendment. 

  The agencies are not planning to hold a public meeting at this time.  If you would like to request a public meeting, please do so by October 14, 2015.  The proposed plan is available at the Hanford Public Information Repositories and online at: http://pdw.hanford.gov/arpir/index.cfm/viewDoc?accession=0080164H

  For more information or to submit comments by October 28, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Kristen Skopeck, U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office, P.O. Box 550, MSIN A7-75, Richland, Washington 99352


 Hanford Public Involvement Survey results available online

 Annually, the Tri-Party Agreement agencies (Washington Department of Ecology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Energy) evaluate the effectiveness of our public involvement activities on the Hanford Site.
This year, a record 169 people responded to the survey, which was open from January 7 through February 15. The survey included 24 questions to get information about things such as:
  • How people want to receive information about Hanford
  • How far in advance people would like to be notified of activities
  • The quality of public involvement activities (meetings, workshops, events, etc.)
  • The quality of Tri-Party agency notices and presentations
  • The effectiveness of meeting times and locations
  • Interest in specific Hanford topics
We appreciate the input and will look to make improvements to public involvement activities based on the feedback received. You can read the full survey results online or download a PDF.
Questions or comments about the survey? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Hanford cleanup line at 800-321-2008.
Your TPA agency public involvement representatives:
Dieter Bohrmann (Ecology)
Emy Laija (EPA)
Kris Skopeck (USDOE)