Preserving and protecting the environment is one of our greatest priorities in Redmond. Residents and community members have volunteered thousands of hours to plant trees and enhance natural spaces, leaders in Redmond’s business community have made bold clean energy commitments, and the City has made improvements to reduce energy use and preserve resources. Against this backdrop, our climate is rapidly changing, and the science is clearer than ever; now is the time for bold climate action. Redmond’s climate and energy programming supports the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions the transition to a clean energy future.
Environmental Sustainability Action Plan
The Environmental Sustainability Action Plan is Redmond’s roadmap to preserve our natural resources and create a healthy, equitable and resilient Redmond for all. It puts our community on a journey towards an inclusive future powered by clean energy, diverse clean transportation options, less waste in our landfills, and a thriving natural environment through the following key strategies.
The Plan was adopted by Redmond City Council in September 2020 and builds on the City’s 2014 Climate Action Implementation Plan.
Climate Emergency Declaration
The Redmond City Council approved a Climate Emergency 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 was integrated into the Environmental Sustainability Action Plan and serves to highlight and expedite key Council policy priorities.