Bellevue balances its built environment with protected natural areas.
At Bellevue, a vibrant, urban core is integrated with appealing residential neighborhoods and beautiful parks and trails. 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.
Energy Smart Campaign
GreenWA.org Community sustainability website
Green Power Challenge
Urban Ecosystem Analysis
Eastside Energy Corps
Environmental Stewardship Initiative Strategic Plan
Environmental Performance Dashboard