San Juan County EDC explains climate change for businesses | Update

  • Tue Oct 9th, 2018 12:08pm
  • Life

Editor’s note: This workshop was to be held in October, but has been postponed until around February.

Submitted by San Juan County EDC

Business and farm owners or managers are invited to the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a five-hour workshop and discussion on the topic of “Climate Change for Business.” The event will be held in February, but an exact time has not been set. The workshop includes a gourmet boxed lunch.

All business owners and managers can and should prepare for potential negative impacts on their enterprises from any source. As climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, both for businesses and individuals, preparing for change and implementing practices that mitigate potential business and farm impacts will be a critically important exercise for savvy business owners. Staff will cover climate-impact issues such as carbon footprint awareness, facility retrofitting, heating/cooling and rebates, potential financial impacts and more.

Leading the workshop will be: Georgine Yorgey, the associate director of WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources; Ryan Palmateer, energy program manager for the San Juan Islands Conservation District; Victoria Compton, EDC director; and Lindsay Curtis, energy efficiency specialist for OPALCO. Tickets are $25. Advance payment is required. Visit to reserve seats. For info, call 360-378-2906 or email