Environmental Sustainability

PROGRAM VISION:

A Redmond that creates a healthy, sustainable environment for all generations and conserves our natural resources, affords a high quality of life, and draws from scientific evidence-based data.

Sustainability

Objective

Achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and enhance the health and resilience of Redmond’s natural resources as outlined in the Environmental Sustainability Action Plan and the Council’s 2020 Climate Emergency Declaration.

Strategy #1

  • Reduce Redmond’s greenhouse gas emissions and waste generation. 

Measures

  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

Target


50% reduction in community GHG emissions by 2050

Target Status

Source: ICLEI ClearPath
Updated: GHG data is updated every two years


  • Percentage of waste diverted from the landfill.

Target

70% waste diversion by 2030

Target Status

Source: Waste Management
Updated: Solid Waste data is updated annually


Actions

  • Implement the Environmental Sustainability Action Plan and Council's 2020 Climate Emergency Declaration objectives.
  • Implement policies and programs to increase waste diversion.  
  • Implement strategies to achieve carbon neutrality for city operations by 2030, in alignment with the Climate Emergency Declaration. 
  • Develop policies and other programs to promote green building and environmentally sustainable practices in the Redmond community.  

Strategy #2

  • Protect and enhance Redmond’s natural resources.

Measures

  • Percentage of total Redmond land area covered by tree foliage.

Target

40% tree canopy cover by 2050

Target Status

Source: Aerial imagery
Updated: Tree canopy coverage maps are updated on a two-year basis


  • Percent of stream length with good or higher complexity.

Target

TBD

Target Status

TBD


Source: City of Redmond Public Works – Environmental and Utility Services Division (EUSD)
Updated: Stream length with good or higher complexity is updated annually.


Actions

  • Complete a climate vulnerability assessment to understand the infrastructure and populations in Redmond that will be most impacted by climate change.  
  • Implement the Tree Canopy Strategic Plan.
  • Protect and restore degraded streams and wildlife habitat with projects such as Salmon recovery and conservation, culvert replacements, and the Watershed rehabilitation.
  • Responsibly manage the city’s groundwater resources.