Strategies

Actions

We are looking for public involvement to identify meaningful actions that the City and the community can take to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to climate change impacts. We are developing these actions from March–June 2022 and grouping them under the proposed focus areas and goals outlined below.

Please check the Get Involved tab to learn about opportunities for participation and feedback.

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Buildings & Energy

Goals

Ensure access to clean and reliable energy sources, expand renewable energy sources, support efficient building standards, and create a more climate-resilient grid. 

 

Strategies

  • Transition buildings towards clean, electric power.  

  • Support energy efficiency in buildings.   

  • Support energy resilience by investing in renewable energy and community-scale energy projects.

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Transportation & Land Use

Goals

Promote sustainable land use planning and create a clean, efficient transportation system that is centered around walking, bicycling, transit, and electric vehicles. 

 

Strategies

  • Increase walkability and bikeability of Renton.  

  • Improve public transit access and/or infrastructure, and plan for further transit-oriented development.   

  • Encourage a transition towards electric vehicles. 

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Consumption & Materials Management

Goals

Extend the lifecycle of materials, reduce new consumption, and improve city-wide recycling and composting. 

 

Strategies

  • Increase waste diversion, especially organic waste, to reduce waste-related GHG emissions from landfills.  

  • Promote sustainable consumption to reduce waste generation. 

  • Promote policies that support a circular economy, which aims to reduce waste by sharing, reusing, and repairing products for as long as possible.

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Water & Natural Systems

Goals

Preserve and enhance the integrity, health and abundance of natural areas, ecosystems, and water resources. 

 

Strategies

  • Conserve water, improve stormwater management, and minimize flooding.  

  • Preserve, restore, and protect natural systems and increase opportunities for carbon sequestration. 

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Community Resilience & Wellbeing

Goals

Ensure all communities are prepared for climate related impacts and have equitable access to resources and tools to adapt to climate change. 

 

Strategies

  • Prepare Renton for future extreme events and spur local green jobs.  

  • Increase community capacity—particularly those most vulnerable—to respond to future climate change.