Citizens Committee on U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement

City's first steps

The City of Edmonds has already taken many steps toward energy savings in the areas of public works, land use, transportation, and public education activities, including: switching to B-20 biodiesel fuel in most City-owned vehicles, switching to energy-efficient LED lighting in traffic signals, retrofitting plumbing systems in City-owned buildings for water efficiency, supporting rapid transit initiatives, and offering public education on solid waste reduction and recycling.

How can I help?

How you live, eat, and travel affects our climate. As carbon dioxide gases are released into the atmosphere, the atmospheric temperature is raised and global warming is a result. The results of this warming threaten our existence on earth if left unchecked. You are responsible for creating 11 tons of carbon dioxide a year. Outside of the United States, individuals create only about four tons a year. Here are some simple steps you can take right now to help.

At home

  • Replace old appliances that hog energy
  • Insulate
  • Tune up your furnace. Keep the thermostat lower
  • Use compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs
  • Calculate your home’s electrical load profile
  • Recycle
  • Drink tap water not bottled water

On the road

  • Use your car less…a lot less!
  • Walk. Carpool. Take the bus. Bike.
  • Tune up your car. Inflate your tires properly
  • Buy locally
  • If you must drive, drive efficiently

In your yard

  • Be a smart gardener
  • Plant trees
  • Eliminate the gas lawnmower, edger, and blower
  • Compost

At work

  • Talk to your fellow employees about doing their part
  • Talk to your employer about it as well

Most importantly, be a role model for climate protection. Your children and your grandchildren will thank you!

Climate Committee

The Mayor's Climate Protection Committee meets the first Thursday of every other month starting in January from 8:45 - 10 am in the Fourtner Room ~ 3rd Floor of Edmonds City Hall, 121 5th Avenue North.

Mayor’s office contacts

Mayor Dave Earling This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carolyn LaFave, Executive Assistant to the Mayor
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Phone: 425.771.0247
Fax: 425.771.0252

Committee members

Wes Gallaugher
   Hank Landau
   Graham Marmion
   Michael Nelson
   Cynthia Pruitt
   Josh Thompson
   Barbara Tipton
City Staff:
Rob Chave
   Steve Fisher
   Shane Hope
   Jen Machuga
   Jim Stevens