Environmental Stewardship

Bellevue is known as a "City in a Park," and through our Environmental Stewardship Initiative, we coordinate and manage a range of programs to help protect the environment here.

Image of volunteers planting trees.This work encompasses programs, policies and projects that address:

  • buildings and energy use
  • climate change
  • transportation and land use
  • trees and open space
  • waste
  • water

The Environmental Stewardship Strategic Plan includes 57 strategies for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and waste, increasing mobility options, energy efficiency and water conservation, and enhancing our ecosystems and open spaces.

STAR Communities Certification

In April 2018, Bellevue was awarded a four-star certification through the STAR Communities Rating System, the leading national program that evaluates the livability and sustainability of U.S. communities.

STAR helps communities evaluate their strengths and weaknesses across seven areas: the built environment; climate and energy; economy and jobs; education, arts and community; health and safety; and natural systems. Bellevue's STAR certification builds on a decade of leadership of Bellevue's Environmental Stewardship Initiative.

image of the City Council accepting the Star certification

Contact

Environmental Stewardship InitiativeStaff Contact: Jennifer Ewing

Telephone

425-452-6129

Email

jewing@bellevuewa.gov

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