Ecology is Washington's principal environmental management agency and was created in 1970 by the Washington State Legislature. The Legislature gave Ecology authorization to adopt rules and regulations to fulfill the mandates of other environmental laws (Chapter 43.21A Revised Code of Washington)
Ecology’s mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment, and promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. In order to fulfill our mission and move Washington forward in a global economy, Ecology has three goals:
Ecology employs 1,550 staff and carries out its mission and goals through the work of ten environmental programs which include:
Ecology's administrative programs are vital partners that support all environmental program work throughout the agency and include:
GRI’s guidelines are the cornerstone of a sustainability reporting, planning, and management system that is free to Ecology and is continually being developed and improved.
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