Sustainable Bellevue - Taking Action

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In honor of Earth Day 2022, the City of Bellevue is excited to launch the Sustainable Bellevue Climate Challenge, an online platform where you can discover actions, share ideas and resources, and track progress towards reducing your carbon footprint.

Approximately 40% of GHG emissions are from four basic activities: transportation, heating, electricity use, and waste generation. But simple changes can have a substantial impact and there are now affordable options for you to take action, reduce your impact and save money.

The Climate Challenge is a free roadmap to sustainability, with over 80 ideas to significantly reduce your carbon footprint and save money, as well as 30 actions on emergency preparedness and community resilience. Taking action could save from $1,000 to over $3,000 per /year.

Help us make an impact on climate change by joining the challenge or becoming a team leader to connect with your neighbors, friends, and community to inspire more action. Learn more and register for information sessions, here.

Additionally, here are some key Earth Month events happening in Bellevue this April. More events are visible in the Key Dates.

About the Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Bellevue is working to implement the environmental stewardship and sustainability activities outlined in the Environmental Stewardship Plan adopted by City Council in December 2020. Learn more about the plan development here.

The 2021 – 2022 workplan focus areas include:

Click “follow this project” or continue to visit this Engaging Bellevue page for ways to learn more and engage in environmental stewardship and sustainability activities. We will update the key dates section with Sustainable Bellevue Partnership resident engagement events and relevant public meetings held by other city departments, such as the Watershed Management Program and Transportation.


Share Your Voice

The following projects are helping to advance Bellevue's sustainability goals. Share your voice to help inform these efforts:


Learn About How We're Helping Businesses Reduce Waste

Bellevue's recycling program is helping businesses improve their recycling and organics collection and connecting organizations to donate extra food to those in need.

Get more involved!

If you are interested in tree planting on private property, we will be hosting a tree giveaway in October of 2022. Sign up for our trees newsletter to be notified.

In honor of Earth Day 2022, the City of Bellevue is excited to launch the Sustainable Bellevue Climate Challenge, an online platform where you can discover actions, share ideas and resources, and track progress towards reducing your carbon footprint.

Approximately 40% of GHG emissions are from four basic activities: transportation, heating, electricity use, and waste generation. But simple changes can have a substantial impact and there are now affordable options for you to take action, reduce your impact and save money.

The Climate Challenge is a free roadmap to sustainability, with over 80 ideas to significantly reduce your carbon footprint and save money, as well as 30 actions on emergency preparedness and community resilience. Taking action could save from $1,000 to over $3,000 per /year.

Help us make an impact on climate change by joining the challenge or becoming a team leader to connect with your neighbors, friends, and community to inspire more action. Learn more and register for information sessions, here.

Additionally, here are some key Earth Month events happening in Bellevue this April. More events are visible in the Key Dates.

About the Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Bellevue is working to implement the environmental stewardship and sustainability activities outlined in the Environmental Stewardship Plan adopted by City Council in December 2020. Learn more about the plan development here.

The 2021 – 2022 workplan focus areas include:

Click “follow this project” or continue to visit this Engaging Bellevue page for ways to learn more and engage in environmental stewardship and sustainability activities. We will update the key dates section with Sustainable Bellevue Partnership resident engagement events and relevant public meetings held by other city departments, such as the Watershed Management Program and Transportation.


Share Your Voice

The following projects are helping to advance Bellevue's sustainability goals. Share your voice to help inform these efforts:


Learn About How We're Helping Businesses Reduce Waste

Bellevue's recycling program is helping businesses improve their recycling and organics collection and connecting organizations to donate extra food to those in need.

Get more involved!

If you are interested in tree planting on private property, we will be hosting a tree giveaway in October of 2022. Sign up for our trees newsletter to be notified.

Q&A

If you have a question about the city's Environmental Stewardship Initiative or any of the work we are doing to advance the actions in the Environmental Stewardship Plan, submit them here.

Staff will review and we'll answer them at our upcoming Environmental Stewardship Town Hall and post answers here.

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    What is being considered to preserve mature tree cover as neighborhoods deal with accelerating tear down/replacement development? Planting young trees a good, but preserving mature trees is better.

    Steph C asked 9 months ago

    The Sustainable Bellevue Plan includes an action to review and update our tree codes to further support tree preservation and replacement. The City is aiming to begin this effort in 2022, depending on staff resources, and will review the best practice codes from the region and around the country to develop recommendations for any improvements to Bellevue's tree codes.  To learn more about this work, join the Environmental Stewardship Initiative Townhall Tickets, Wed, Feb 2, 2022 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite

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