Next week, the Oregon Association of Nurseries and the Oregon Environmental Council will announce the launch of the new Climate Friendly Nurseries Project. Its purpose?:
Through the CFN project, nurseries can quantify their energy and resource use and greenhouse gas emissions, and identify specific ways to reduce both. The project team will help participating nurseries secure grants, low interest loans, and tax credits for energy and resource efficiency upgrades, and provide technical assistance for the upgrades. The project’s central goal is to help participating nurseries reduce energy, resource inputs and greenhouse gas emissions while achieving greater economic efficiency and profitability.
The project is seeking 10 nurseries to participate in the first year of the program. A press conference will be held Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Farwest Show in Portland. Read the full press release.