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action plan


Welcome to the City of Edmonds' Climate Action Plan (CAP)! Here you can find project information and materials, current and upcoming participation events, share your feedback, and discover additional learning resources.

This climate action plan will help to guide the City to achieve its climate goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 with community-driven solutions and individual actions!


This is a mobile, condensed version of our full website which we recommend viewing from your computer. We have selected the top-line items of the City of Edmonds’ Climate Action Plan for mobile viewing

How to navigate

There are 3 main sections on this page, keep scrolling to go to the first section, or click on any of the buttons below to jump around!


About the CAP & Proposed Strategies

Global climate change is a reality and represents an ever-increasing threat to the health and well-being of people and planet. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activity are changing our climate in ways that already put the Edmonds community at risk

The City has already taken actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated in and by the Edmonds community. These reduction strategies and actions came from the previous climate action plan completed in 2010 (full report available here)

Most recently, the City completed a 2017 Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory to determine Edmonds' sources of local and imported GHG emissions to inform the CAP update process. So far, the City has focused on the high emission generating sectors of transportation, buildings & energy, and waste & natural resources to actively work towards emission reduction. The 2017 Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report is available here

The City of Edmonds has set a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.


By taking action to reduce emissions and prepare for climate risks, the City will position itself to be ahead of the curve to protect the health and well-being of our residents, economy, and community of Edmonds.​ 


There are 10 proposed strategies so far for a new Edmonds' Climate Action Plan. These strategies address sources of emissions in three main areas: Buildings & Energy, Transportation, Waste & Natural Resources.


Buildings & Energy

  • Replace fossil fuels with renewable energy resources   

  • Improve efficiency of existing buildings and infrastructure​ by:

    • Reducing electricity consumption and energy intensity of existing buildings 

    • Improve efficiency of wastewater treatment plant 

  • Improve efficiency of new buildings​ 



  • Reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) through more sustainable land use patterns (transit-oriented development, local efficiency) 

  • Reduce VMT by improving transit systems 

  • Reduce VMT by promoting active transportation 

  • Promote carpooling and vehicle sharing 

  • Promote electric vehicles and other low-carbon vehicles 

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Waste & Natural Resources

  • Reduce material consumption, waste generation, and resource depletion 

  • Increase carbon sequestration  


Get Involved!

This year will be an ongoing opportunity for the Edmonds community to directly guide and influence the development of CAP strategies and solutions. We are looking to find out what solutions you are most supportive of and any new ideas you may have for building a more resilient City.

Upcoming Input Opportunities

Community Workshop 1

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Meeting link coming soon

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Material Development

[Dec '20 - Jan '21]

  • Public engagement project initiation

  • Material development

  • Project website launch

Spread the Word
[Feb - April '21]
  • Open House

  • Community Workshop 1

  • Community Feedback Survey 1

Public Review & Input
[Aug - Oct '21]
  • Community Workshop 2

  • Community Feedback Survey 2

Synthesize & Report
[Nov - Dec '21]
  • Synthesize and share out findings from public participation


Project Materials

You can view all CAP project materials we have created so far through the links below. We have also included additional background documents and additional resources. 

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