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Environmental Stewardship

As one of the lowest emitters of C02 among the nation’s energy producers, Avista is among the greenest utilities in the country. But what exactly does “being green” mean, and why do we care about the environment here at Avista? The answer is part of a bigger story, one that we’ve championed for a long time, because environmental stewardship isn’t just  something we do, it’s a part of who we are as a company.

Our vision of a greener future started long ago, with the completion of our Monroe Street hydroelectric facility on the Spokane River in 1890 and it continues today, as we lead the way in exploring clean, renewable and smart energy options.

That vision also is evident in our commitment to protect the natural resources that help provide power to people and communities throughout the northwest. When our customers flip a light switch or turn the heat on in the winter, they can be assured that the energy behind it is generated and delivered with a philosophy of stewardship. The practical, daily work of stewardship ultimately leads to a healthier environment and lower costs for our customers.

Our history of responsible stewardship reflects the spirit of the region. You and other like you — who care about things like conservation, recycling and the natural beauty around us — embody that very spirit. And you inspire us to do the same.


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Recreation is all around us

From reflective solitude to a former World Expo site, a broad spectrum of recreation opportunities abounds around Avista's hydroelectric facilities and reservoirs.  Avista works cooperatively with regulatory agencies, tribes, businesses, and citizen groups to promote these recreational opportunities.  Some of the recreational opportunities you can explore are the Spokane River and the Clark Fork River.

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We're thinking about tomorrow, today

Avista’s goal is to provide energy for today’s customers while preserving the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We do this through the effective stewardship of economic, social and environmental resources, and we strive to engage our communities, customers, partners and investors in achieving this goal.

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View the online osprey cam

Thanks to a partnership between Avista, the City of Sandpoint, Keokee Publishing and Northland Communications, a pair of osprey in Sandpoint has a new home – and even better, the community can watch while the pair finishes their nest and settles in.

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