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Bellevue balances its built environment with protected natural areas.

Environmental Stewardship

At Bellevue, a vibrant, urban core is integrated with appealing residential neighborhoods and beautiful natural areas. With planning and environmental protections, the "city in a park" has maintained a balance between forests and streams and highways and high-rises.

In June 2007, the City Council launched an environmental stewardship initiative, with an initial focus on the city's tree canopy, the expansion of recycling efforts at parks and ball fields, natural drainage practices and "green" buildings.  Efforts have been expanded to include fleet improvements, energy efficiency upgrades, community outreach, and monitoring of key environmental performance trends, including greenhouse gas emissions.

GreenWA.org Bellevue's community sustainability website, featuring interactive maps, knowledge, and videos
Environmental Performance Dashboard Up-to-date information about environmental performance measures, March 2013
Urban Ecosystem Analysis October 2008 (60 MB)
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory 2011
Eastside Sustainable Business Alliance allows area businesses to share best practices for sustainability.

Services & Information
 
Climate and Energy

Information and resources about the city's approach to climate change and energy issues.

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Drinking Water Conservation

Tips for conserving water to help ensure a reliable supply for the growing population.

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Natural Lawn and Garden Care

Lawn and garden care with less or no pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers or water.

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Critical Areas

Policies and regulations that protect streams, wetlands, shorelines and steep slopes. 

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Garbage and Recycling

Bellevue makes recycling easy. Learn more here.  

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Streams, Lakes and Wetlands

Bellevue is fortunate to have many streams, lakes, and wetlands that offer important benefits to our community. You can help protect these important resources.

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Green Building and Sustainable Design
Learn why and how to build green. 
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Water Pollution Prevention

What you can do to maintain or improve water quality of streams and lakes, includng Natural Drainage Practices.

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Saving Salmon

Bellevue has a history of protecting salmon habitat and is taking action to help our declining chinook population.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities in Bellevue focused on the environment.

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Contact Information

Planning & Community Development
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Paul Andersson
Phone: 425-452-6129
E-mail: pandersson@bellevuewa.gov


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