Are you better off? Cascadia Scorecard 2007 gives British Columbia its annual check-up.
Sightlines annual state-of-the-region report finds some big wins in the Pacific Northwest, but shows that we still struggle when it comes to energy efficiency, economic security, and curbing sprawl.
Here are some of the Northwest stories youll find in the Scorecard:
- Northwesterners ease off the gas. Were using less gasoline per person than we have since the late 1960s, and weve cut back almost 10 percent since 1999. Find out about our energy use.
- Were adopting smart policies that can improve life here now and in the future. From ambitious climate policies to increased insurance coverage for low-income children, Cascadia is making some good choices. Learn about local solutions.
- Measuring what matters helps us decide where to put our attention and energy next. The Scorecard shows that the Northwest needs to improve economic security for middle- and low-income families, and that electricity use in our home and businesses remains stuck in high gear. Knowing where we stand today helps us choose the right solutions for tomorrow. More from the Cascadia Scorecard 2007.