Neighborhood Leadership Gathering to Focus on Trees

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:30-8:30pm
Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Room 1E-108

The next Neighborhood Leadership Gathering on Tuesday Feb.26, will focus on “Talking about Trees.”  For more information, please visit: Neighborhood Leadership Gathering

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

To learn more about Bellevue's STAR certification, check out our new report: 
Bellevue STAR Community Assessment: Measuring Our Progress Towards Sustainability


Environmental Stewardship InitiativeStaff Contact: Jennifer Ewing




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