Environment

The Redmond community is passionate about the environment and committed to actions that preserve our natural resources and maintain our high quality of life. Redmond residents, “want to live, learn, work and play in a clean and green environment.

Learn About Redmond’s Environment

The City dedicates 7% of the City budget to ensure that Redmond is a place where all can thrive in a clean and green environment. Programs include:
  • Protection of environmental water quality (surface, storm and groundwater)
  • Drinking water and flooding
  • Urban watershed and stream restoration
  • Climate change planning and adaptation/mitigation
  • Recycling and composting
  • Urban forestry and tree preservation

The City’s environmental initiatives of Water, Air & Energy, and Land include a diversity of policies, programs and projects. Keep scrolling to learn what the City is doing and what you can do to make a positive impact.

Water

  1. By the Numbers
  2. Projects
  3. Programs
  4. What You Can Do

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  • 1,000-ft of logs in streams installed annually
  • More than 90 City monitoring wells measured twice a year
  • 1,360 gallons of hazardous materials removed and properly disposed of by businesses
  • Groundwater is 5 to 15 ft below the ground in Downtown
  • Redmond water bodies = > 50 miles of streams; two major creeks; Sammamish River; & Lake Sammamish
  1. By the Numbers
  2. Projects
  3. Programs
  4. What You Can Do

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  • Total community GHG emissions for 2017 was 685,000 tons eCO2
  • City operates 3 plug-in hybrids, 2 all-electric Leafs and 21 propane bi-fuel vehicles
  • Government GHG emissions for 2017 was 5,060 tons eCO2

Air & Energy

Land

  1. By the Numbers
  2. Projects
  3. Programs
  4. What You Can Do

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  • Current Redmond residential waste diversion rate is 67%
  • Current Redmond commercial/business waste diversion rate is 36%
  • Current Redmond multi-family waste diversion rate is 30%