In June 2007, the City of Bellevue launched the Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI) https://planning.bellevuewa.gov/environmental-stewardship. ESI covers a wide range of programs including energy and water conservation, green purchasing, electric and hybrid vehicle conversions, and other community efforts such as encouraging low impact development and green building.

The City of Bellevue joined the King County- Cities Climate Collaboration in 2014 to leverage our efforts to reduce the local and global impact of climate change. The King County- Cities Climate Collaboration, or K4C for short, is a group of 13 cities along with King County taking action to reduce carbon pollution from transportation, energy supply, consumption, buildings, and land use. K4C is also working to set shared goals and lead by example. The Growth Management Planning Council (GMPC) of King County adopted a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25% in 2020 compared to 2007, 50% by 2030, and 80% by 2050, which is now a shared commitment of the K4C.

In February 2007, the City of Bellevue adopted the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement target of 7% below 1990 levels by 2012 under Resolution 7517.

To learn more about K4C visit: https://tinyurl.com/K4Cinfo

The following pages (see links above) and charts document and quantify our environmental stewardship initiatives, making the relevant data available to you, live. Try interacting with the charts (by hovering over or clicking on parts of the charts) to see more detailed data.