Climate Action Plan


Project Description

The City of Woodinville is developing its first Climate Action Plan (CAP) to provide a strategic framework to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and protect our community and environment from climate impacts. Using grant funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce, the CAP will involve research, development, and prioritization of a range of actions and policies that will help us identify our climate goals and ensure alignment with other City and regional plans.

Adopting a CAP is a critical step in preparing our community for the impacts of climate change. Climate change represents an ever-increasing threat to the health and well-being of Woodinville residents and beyond. GHG emissions from transportation, energy use, land use change, and other sources are changing our climate in ways that can put the community at risk. Projected changes in temperature, snowpack, severe storms, and wildfire risk could threaten the City of Woodinville’s infrastructure, natural resources, and public health.

The City is exploring community solutions and individual actions that will reduce the City’s emissions, conserve natural resources and ecosystems, and strengthen community resilience. By acting now, the City can proactively help protect the health and well-being of our community, economy, and environment.

Reference Documents

  1. What is Climate Change?
  2. How is climate change affecting Woodinville?
  3. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Woodinville

While weather is what we experience on a day-to-day basis, climate describes average weather conditions over a long period of time. As the climate changes, extreme weather conditions, such as extreme heat and precipitation, become more frequent and severe. Climate change is the resulting impact of increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) within our atmosphere. GHGs such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) create a greenhouse effect, trapping heat within the atmosphere and causing the gradual increase of global average temperatures. Human activities, such as driving and heating or cooling homes and businesses, emit large amounts of GHGs due to the combustion of fossil fuels

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How do you envision a healthy and resilient Woodinville? We want to make sure your perspective is heard so that the CAP represents your vision. Throughout the planning process there will be multiple opportunities for engagement during city meetings, a public survey, and a virtual open house

City Meetings

Over the course of 4 months (March-June) City Council, Planning Commission, and Public Spaces Commission meetings will include CAP updates and discussions. The public is welcome to join, virtually or in-person, to stay up to date on the planning process and offer public comment. For more details on when and how to participate, please visit the “Project Timeline” section of this page.

Public Survey

A public survey was launched to gauge public input on prioritizing climate action strategies. We want to know what issues are the most important to our community to create a CAP that reflects the needs of those who call Woodinville home.

Public Survey closed on April 10th, thanks for participating!

Virtual Open House 

The first draft of Woodinville’s Climate Action Plan is here! The virtual open house closed on Monday, June 5th. The draft of the Climate Action Plan and public comments can still be viewed here: Draft Climate Action Plan | Virtual Open House 

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  1. Kevin O'Neill

    Assistant to the City Manager

  1. Alana Winston

    Community Engagement Coordinator

  1. Physical Address
    17301 133rd Avenue NE
    Woodinville, WA 98072