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9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206-275-7662
Fax: 206-275-7663
Contact: Ross Freeman
Email: ross.freeman@merce. . .
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Mon - Fri)
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City Sustainability Programs on Mercer Island

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Current Guiding Principles

As expressed in the City's Comprehensive Plan, since 2006: 
"Mercer Island strives to be a sustainable community: Meeting the needs of the present while preserving the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We consider the relationship between the decisions we make as a community and their long-term impacts before committing to them."

The City is also committed to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction targets of 80% below current levels (i.e. 2007) by 2050, in alignment with King County targets, and works closely with King County climate staff, the King County Executive, and many other regional cities to achieve this goal, as part of the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C).

The City's Sustainability Manager is currently in the process of drafting a comprehensive, 6-year Sustainability Plan and Climate Action Plan, in consultation with an informal advisory group of residents, known as Sustainable-MI.  To participate, contact the Sustainability Manager.

Until that plan is completed, the recommendations of a Sustainability Policy Task Force, convened in 2012, represent the most recent document guiding City sustainability planning, although many other actions and activities are occurring outside of that structure (See: What actions the City is already taking). 

The City also includes a section on Sustainability Policies and Programs in its Biennial Budget, which serves as a brief overview of current work and guidance on this topic.

Learn more about What actions the City is already taking and What You Can Do

Additional Resources

MI Green Ribbon Commission (2008-2013)
Sustainability Policy Task Force Recommendations (2012)
Research Paper on Social Values and Sustainability (2008)
Sustainable Mercer Island (local non-profit group)


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