REDMOND, WA - 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. These objectives will be tracked and implemented with frequent progress updates and a commitment to inclusive public engagement.
The declaration brings added urgency to the City’s comprehensive Environmental Sustainability Action Plan, which Council adopted last month. The declaration will be integrated into the Environmental Sustainability Action Plan and serves to highlight and expedite key Council policy priorities as the City begins implementation of the newly adopted plan. These efforts put Redmond on a path to realize a vision of an inclusive, climate-friendly community. These are key values shared by community members, the Mayor, and the City Council.
More information on the climate emergency declaration and the City’s Environmental Sustainability Action Plan is available on https://www.letsconnectredmond.com/green and at https://www.redmond.gov/1461.
For questions and more information, contact Lisa Maher, Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on redmond.gov/PressReleases.