Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sustainable Redmond to Host Earth Day Community Conversation

April 25th meeting to address local environmental trends since 2011

How has Redmond’s environmental quality changed over the last five years?  As Earth Day approaches, Sustainable Redmond is hosting an open community meeting on April 25th to discuss where we have been, where we are and where we might want to focus our environmental efforts in the future.  The session will be held from 6-8:30pm at the Redmond Library.

In November of 2010, the City initiated a community conversation to shape a number of policies that were incorporated into Redmond’s last Comprehensive Plan.  Besides the environment, economic and social factors were also addressed by City and community participants.  (See the final report of Livable Redmond: A Community Conversation on Sustainability at the link below.)  One of the report’s recommendations was to hold periodic meetings to update the community on environmental initiatives and identify topics of public interest.  Sustainable Redmond is hosting this follow-up conversation in the spirit of that recommendation.

Representatives of the City administration, environmentally-oriented organizations and the general public have been invited to join in a thoughtful appraisal of environmental themes that emerged five years ago.  We will review where they can be found currently in City planning documents or budget priorities and how progress in these areas is measured.  This meeting also offers the chance to identify additional public or private measures that could be taken to improve our environment.  

Please plan to join us and bring a friend.  RSVPs would be appreciated to

About Sustainable Redmond:  Citizens & Neighbors for a Sustainable Redmond is a grassroots organization focused on local sustainability.  The group’s mission is to be a catalyst for moving Redmond’s citizens, businesses and local government towards sustainability through education, advocacy and community events.  Sustainable Redmond was formed in 2010 and became a state and federally-designated non-profit organization (501(c)3) in 2012.

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