In June 2007, the City launched the Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI), with an initial focus on the city’s tree canopy, the expansion of recycling efforts at parks and ball fields, natural drainage practices, and green building. ESI has since expanded its efforts to include greenhouse gas mitigation, energy and water conservation, paper use reduction, green purchasing, electric and hybrid vehicle conversions, and other community efforts.

The following pages (see links above) and charts document and quantify our environmental stewardship initiatives, making the relevant data available to you, live. Try interacting with the charts (by hovering over or clicking on parts of the charts) to see more detailed data.

Bellevue Community Emissions, Compared to City Council Goal of 7% below 1990 Levels (Tonnes)

To meet the goal of 7% below 1990 levels, community emissions needed to be reduced by 22% (339,300 MTCO2e) by 2012.

Bellevue Community Emissions, Compared to 2006 Baseline (Tonnes)

From 2006 to 2011, community emissions increased by 4,500 MTCO2e, or 0.3%.

Bellevue Community Emissions by Sector, 2015 (Tonnes)

Explanatory note: VMT means 'vehicle miles traveled'. The negative numbers for solid waste reflect that landfilling, composting, and recycling remove or avoid GHG emissions.

Community Electricity Use (kWh)

Source: PSE

Community Gas Use (Therms)

Source: PSE

Residential Electricity Use / Per Capita in kWh

Source: PSE and OFM. Data provided as a courtesy to Bellevue solely for the purposes of GHG accounting. The data should not be used for predicting future trends.

Residential Gas Use / Per Capita in Therms

Source: PSE and OFM. Data provided as a courtesy to Bellevue solely for the purposes of GHG accounting. The data should not be used for predicting future trends.

Community Vehicle Miles Traveled Emissions (CO2e)

Source: Bellevue Transportation Modeling

Community Vehicle Miles Traveled Per Capita

Source: Bellevue Transportation Modeling and OFM population statistics