Environmental Stewardship

Continuing to preserve its rich, natural environment remains a critical part of Bellevue’s growth. Today it is clear why Bellevue is a “city in a park.” Lying between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish shorelines, the city is interlaced with miles of urban forests, open stream and creek corridors, wetlands, freshwater lakes, and foothills rising to almost 1,400 feet. In fact, nearly 10 percent of its land area—over 2,400 acres—are protected in developed parks, natural areas, greenbelts and wetlands.

What is your BEST IDEA for how to protect and best steward our natural environment?

Environmental Stewardship

End Government Spending on Bottled Water

We all know that our municipal, local tap water is some of the best quality in the nation. Large scale privatization of water for bottling is detrimental to the environment (in both production and waste) and it's an offense to the human right to water (recognized the the UN).The City of Bellevue must take a stance by ending all government spending on bottled water. We're already spending taxpayer money on our shared ...more »

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What is your name? : Carolyn Bowie

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Plastic Bag Ban

Bellevue must be take part in the effort to end the distribution of plastic carry-out bags from all retail stores. Although Bellevue has a strong recycling program, it's not effective enough to keep many plastic bags from entering landfills or oceans. This is an obvious step in the right direction as four cities in WA have already, successfully, implemented this policy including Seattle, Bellingham, Edmonds, and Mukilteo. ...more »

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What is your name? : Carolyn Bowie

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Seed Library Bank - Harvest & Disperse

City of Bellevue, in conjunction with the Master Gardeners Foundation or Bellevue Parks or Botanical Garden, collect quality seeds in the fall from neighborhoods/residences, and disperse them free-of-charge or small donation, to residences in the Spring.

 

This program will help the environment, and make planting more readily available to those who couldn't afford to buy seeds.

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What is your name? : JoeP

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Promote water conservation, rain collection systems

Work with Cascade Water Alliance, in conjunction with Industrial Companies (food services, beverage companies, etc...) that uses 55 Gallon Barrels or 275 Gallon "Intermediate Bulk Containers" to residences to provide these items at a reduced rate. Residences use these containers to harvest rain water and use less City water. -This will reduce the flow of water into Lakes / streams -Will benefit gardens / landscape ...more »

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What is your name? : JoeP

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Reduce Garbage Waste, Recycle MORE

Republic services provide smaller garbage cans (<12 gallons), & give incentives to residences for using a reduced garbage can, by giving reduced rates OR Thinking outside the box, what about residences receives a 5 gallon garbage bucket, receive a CREDIT to their Garbage Bill? OR City of Bellevue, give CREDITS for residences that put their garbage cans out every other week. Seattle provides 12 gallon mini-cans, ...more »

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What is your name? : JoeP

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Transportation for families, and for the future.

Because of the growth that has occurred within Bellevue and neighboring residential areas, cutting down on vehicle congestion yet providing fun transport for everyone needs to be an option. One such option could be the installation of trolleys within Bellevue and adjoining areas. These trolleys can run on biodiesel , which is a clean burning alternative fuel source. The trolleys would run throughout Bellevue and offer ...more »

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What is your name? : Teresa Balke

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Environmental classes

I wish the City will provide more educational classes regarding environmental issues like global warming, and green building.

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What is your name? : Ying

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