2020 Environmental Sustainability Action Plan

About the Sustainability Plan 

The Environmental Sustainability Action Plan (Sustainability Plan) provides a foundational roadmap for achieving Redmond’s vision of a climate friendly and Redmond ESAP Opens in new windowenvironmentally sustainable community.

The Sustainability Plan builds on the foundation of sustainability activities already completed or underway and unifies activities and objectives from related City, community, and partner organization plans and programs. The result is 24 strategies, 169 actions, key performance indicators (KPIs), and associated near- and long-term targets for realizing the city’s sustainability vision. 

The Plan creates a path to reduce community-wide emissions by 89%, with a commitment to achieve carbon neutrality community-wide by 2050.

Climate Emergency Declaration

The Redmond City Council approved a Climate Emergency Declaration (Declaration) during the October 6, 2020, Council meeting. The Declaration establishes a goal of carbon neutrality for City operations by 2030 and other key climate and sustainability commitments.  

The Declaration was developed collaboratively by the City Council and highlights 13 key objectives, including a goal of zero waste of resources across City operations, adoption of green building standards for new City facilities and new construction, and a commitment to prepare a climate vulnerability assessment. 

The Declaration brings added urgency to the City’s comprehensive Environmental Sustainability Action Plan. The Declaration will be integrated into the Environmental Sustainability Action Plan and serves to highlight and expedite key Council policy priorities.

Next Steps

The Sustainability Plan was adopted by Redmond City Council in September 2020. For more information on next steps, visit our Let's Connect page.

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