To work towards our vision of a more sustainable region, we partner with & support the missions of several regional organizations who are working to slow climate change. Check them out below, and click on the photos to navigate to their respective pages!
Eastside for All – Building Connections with Frontline Communities
Communities of color are and will continue to face disproportionate impacts from climate change. Because these effects often compound with historical inequities from systemic racism, we must ensure we’re centering the experiences & concerns of communities of color as we work towards a more sustainable and equitable Eastside. Through organic relationship-building with local communities, outreach & education, and direct action to support those in need, Eastside for All is leading important anti-racist work in our region & building a better future that works for all of us.
Sunrise Movement – Youth-led Climate Action
Nationwide, our youth have been leaders in this climate moment, pushing our elected officials and community to fight for stronger climate action. It’s common sense that those who will have to live with the consequences of our society’s polluting actions should have a vital say in how we change course. If you’re a young person who wants to get involved with essential climate actions in our region, visit Sunrise Seattle’s website for more information.
Complete Streets Bellevue – For Greener Transportation
The transportation sector makes up 45% of Bellevue’s emissions, and the majority of that comes from personal automobiles. Throughout its history, Bellevue has chosen to make land use and transportation decisions that prioritize automobile traffic over all other modes – with disastrous consequences for our city’s environment & walkability. CSB is working with community members, city leaders, and organizations to support Bellevue’s transition into a safer, more sustainable, and more equitable city. By advocating for further investments in protected infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users (combined with denser urban planning to support this infrastructure), CSB hopes to help guide Bellevue’s growth in a more sustainable direction.
PCA Bellevue – Our Cities and Counties Deserve Climate Action
In 2015, the King County government joined with several regional cities to form the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C). Through this effort, regional governments set ambitious targets for emissions reductions – 25% by 2020, 50% by 2030, and 80% by 2050. 2020 has come and gone, but no city has come even close to reaching the targeted emissions reductions. Over the last year and a half, PCA Bellevue has worked with city leaders and community members to not only advocate for strong emission reduction targets for our city, but also to create the toolkits and actions that will be essential to actually meeting them. As the city approves its 2020-2025 update to the Environmental Stewardship Initiative, PCA Bellevue will continue to advocate for funding, man-hours, and oversight to confirm that Bellevue actually makes progress.