Working Together To Value All Our Resources

Earth Economics is a non-profit located in Tacoma, Washington, dedicated to researching and applying the economic solutions of tomorrow, today.

Earth Economics provides robust, science-based, ecologically sound economic analysis, policy recommendations and tools to positively transform regional, national and international economics, and asset accounting systems.

Working with leading ecologists, economists and modelers, we serve a large circle of businesses, non-profits, government agencies, policy makers and media channels with research, reports, presentations, workshops and investigations.

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Featured Project

This first-ever regional economic valuation demonstrates how natural capital and its benefits directly support Santa Clara County’s economic health and overall well-being. Nature in Sonoma County, home to Silicon Valley, provides benefits valued at $1.6 to $3.9 billion annually. These benefits include clean air, water supply and quality, reduced fire and flood risk, wildlife habitat, pollination, healthy food and recreation. The asset value of Santa Clara County’s natural capital is estimated between $162 and $386 billion.

Nature’s Value in Santa Clara County is the first in a series of reports that will document the economic value and multiple benefits of conservation in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma Counties. Upcoming reports include countywide natural asset valuations for Santa Cruz and Sonoma Counties, and detailed economic analyses of benefits, costs and job creation for conservation investments that protect drinking water supplies, agricultural viability, recreation and tourism, wildlife habitat enhancement, and climate change resiliency.