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:
Solar Panels on Shoreline City Hall
- 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."
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.
The City of Shoreline strives to incorporate sustainability into all of its practices, projects and operations. Some examples include:
- Shoreline City Hall
- Bike Plan Implementation
- Compostable ware used for all City-sponsored events
- Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Guidelines
- "Green Streets" Complete Streets Project
- Greenworks Bioretention Facilities
Shoreline's fleet incorporates electric and hybrid vehicles