Washoe County Hosts Fuse Fellow to Tackle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Planning

by | Nov 14, 2023

Washoe County has launched a Sustainability program and enlisted Emily Stapleton, an employee of Fuse Corps, who will be embedded with the program to lead the County’s work to conduct a community-wide greenhouse gas inventory. She will also engage members of the community to develop plans to reduce emissions and improve climate resiliency across multiple sectors – buildings, transportation, energy, food, and waste. All of this is in pursuit of Washoe County’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 or sooner.

Emily Stapleton

“My personal compass is pointed toward a vision of healthy people on a habitable planet, so I am excited to support Washoe County’s leadership in pursuit of net zero and health equity,” Stapleton said. “I look forward to applying my technical skillset in greenhouse gas emissions calculation as well as deep community outreach experience, honed alongside previous public sector and non-profit partners in the transportation space.” 

“Washoe County is facing numerous challenges – from wildfires to urban heat, air pollution to atmospheric rivers and food insecurity. We also have numerous opportunities to increase renewable energy, energy efficiency and other sustainability best practices,” Washoe County Sustainability Manager Brian Beffort said. “We’re excited to have Emily join our work to help tackle these challenges and improve the quality of life for everyone in Washoe County,”   

For information about the County’s Sustainability or Climate Action programs, contact Brian Beffort, bbeffort@washoecounty.gov; 775-447-0856.