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.

ESI Strategic Plan Update

In November of 2018, the City began an update of the ESI Strategic Plan to assess progress and set new goals. The updated plan will run from 2020-2025 and will build upon the progress made from 2013-2018. A full report on that progress is available for download. It outlines both municipal and community-wide efforts such as waste diversion and greenhouse gas reductions.

The planning process includes community outreach and will address the priorities of Bellevue residents. Opportunities to engage with staff and make your voice heard can be found on the ESI Update Page.

Neighborhood Leadership Gathering!

6:30-8:30pm on February 26th
City Hall room 1E-108
Coffee and Dessert served

Join your neighbors for a conversation about trees in Bellevue! Details of the event can be found on the Neighborhoods page


Environmental Stewardship InitiativeStaff Contact: Jennifer Ewing





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