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VULCAN REAL ESTATE VP NAMED TO CLIMATE TASK FORCE

4/29/2014

VULCAN REAL ESTATE VP NAMED TO CLIMATE TASK FORCE

4/29/2014

Environmental responsibility has been and continues to be an important focus of Vulcan. From the development of a more efficient, livable, and dense community in South Lake Union to a focus on addressing climate change, Vulcan has engaged in efforts to develop, invest in, and support bold programs that leverage science and technology to create a better understanding of the human impact on climate and our environment.

Vulcan's Ada HealeyThe selection of Ada Healey, vice president of Vulcan Real Estate, to co-chair Governor Jay Inslee’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce is an example of the impact of Vulcan’s commitment to sustainability.

Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order on April 29, 2014 establishing a taskforce to determine how to reduce carbon pollution in Washington State. The group’s initial priorities will be to establish a carbon-trading market and investigate the feasibility of more stringent carbon fuel standards.

In her remarks at an event at Shoreline Community College, Healey thanked the governor for inviting her -- and Vulcan -- to be part of the effort.

“We are always looking at innovative solutions that will help conserve precious resources and reduce carbon emissions," she said.

In his public announcement, the governor called the issue of addressing carbon pollution “fundamentally a moral responsibility” of the current generation. Gov. Inslee went on to assert that this is the right place and right time to act and that Washingtonians are the right people to act.

 

 

He said the entrepreneurial zeal and innovation that characterizes the state and has led to Washington being a leader in aerospace, software, and biotechnology will lead to success in the technologies and programs required to combat carbon pollution.

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