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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.
CAP PROPOSED STRATEGIES
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
Waste & Natural Resources
Reduce material consumption, waste generation, and resource depletion
Increase carbon sequestration
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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[Dec '20 - Jan '21]
Public engagement project initiation
Project website launch
Spread the Word
[Feb - April '21]
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
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.
Other Background Documents
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