Climate Change Impacts

Increased Heat
Increased Wildfire Threat
Less Snow
Extreme River Conditions
Heavy Rain Events Increasing
Public Health

Issaquah takes climate change and its impact on our environment seriously. The City has adopted a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 25% by 2020, 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050, with a base year of 2007.

Issaquah is a founding member of the King County - Cities Climate Collaboration. Together with our partners, the City focuses on regional projects and policies in areas such as green building, renewable energy and alternative transportation, which help reduce our carbon footprint.

What You Can Do

Although the impacts of climate change are daunting, there is something you can do about it. Simple choices in our daily lives can make a difference.

  • Reduce emissions from vehicles by taking a Salmon Friendly Trip. Take the bus, walk, bike or share a ride.
  • Use LED lightbulbs and other energy saving steps to reduce utility bills and environmental impacts.
  • Look for smart ways to shop, store and cook food to reduce food waste.
  • Buy products that are long-lasting, energy efficient, reusable and have less packaging to prevent waste in the first place.
  • Consider adding solar or building green if you are building new or remodeling.