Shoreline City Hall Solar Panels
Solar Panels on Shoreline City Hall

The City is committed to being a sustainable city in all respects. This is reflected in the community's long-term vision - Vision 2029 - which includes supporting:
  • Sustainable neighborhoods - ensuring they are safe and attractive;
  • Sustainable environment - preserving our environmental assets and enhancing our built environment so that it is protects our natural resources; and
  • Sustainable services - supporting quality services, facilities and infrastructure.

Environmental Sustainability Strategy 

The City's Environmental Sustainability Strategy outlines how we will meet these goals. The plan defines sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, while working to regenerate and restore the environment where it has been damaged by past practices." 

Climate Protection

The Climate Action Plan, which was adopted by Council in 2013, includes a summary of Shoreline's 2012 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, as well as an action plan highlighting how residents, businesses, and the City can help address climate change. Through adoption of the Climate Action Plan, the City committed to reducing emissions 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.  To better understand how to accomplish this goal, the City worked with Climate Solutions to develop a Carbon Wedge Analysis. The City actively participates in the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C) to protect the climate throughout King County.

Sustainable Practices


The City of Shoreline strives to incorporate sustainability into all of its practices, projects and operations. For more information, visit the Sustainable Shoreline webpage. Some examples include:

 Nissan Leaf
Shoreline's fleet incorporates electric and hybrid vehicles