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%