Olympia is a Sustainable City
"A sustainable community is one that persists over generations and is far seeing enough, flexible enough and wise enough to maintain its natural, economic, social and political support systems." Read more...
-Adopted by the Olympia City Council
March 16, 1993
The Olympia City Council has adopted four resolutions in support of sustainability:
- Resolution 1306 - A Resolution by the Olympia City Council on City actions to mitigate global warming, adopted in February, 1991.
- Resolution 1309 - A Resolution by the Olympia City Council on City actions to reduce use of petroleum fuel in order to improve air and water quality, mitigate global warming, reduce dependence on a limited resources, reduce traffic congestion, and reduce the need for pavement, thereby improving the urban environment and making Olympia more sustainable in the future, adopted in March, 1991.
- Resolution 1550 - A Resolution adopting the strategy to manage and reduce energy and fuel consumption and greehouse gas emissions, adopted in March, 2004.
- Resolution 1586 - A Resolution in support of Clean Car (Low Emission) Standards for Washington State, adopted in February, 2005.
What We're Doing
- Building GREEN. Both the new Olympia Fire Department Station 4 and new City Hall have been LEED certified Gold
- Buying GREEN. We purchase Green Power for 100% of our City utilities' electricity needs
- Working towards Zero Waste
- Using porous pavement to minimize stormwater run-off
- Promoting tree planting and preservation
- Conserving our precious water resources
- Providing and using Class A Reclaimed Water
- Protecting our streams and groundwater
- Acquiring land for future parks
- Building sidewalks for safe and easy walking
- Creating a WATER WISE community
- Turning street intersections into Neighborhood Crossroads
How You Can Help
- Start or join a Community Garden
- Plan all your events to be Zero Waste
- Learn how to make Clean Cars = Clean Streams
- Ditch the Plastic and reduce your plastic bag footprint
- Pledge to become WATER WISE and get a free garden medallion
- Pick up a FREE Water Saving Kit
- Lerarn where your Drinking Water comes from
- Use Rain Barrels in your garden. $20 Rebate available