A green economy is resilient, socially just, and follows a circular framework. When a large variety of businesses are located locally, community members and other local businesses can meet all or most of their needs for purchasing goods and services without traveling to another city. Businesses that operate sustainably reduce their environmental impact, including emissions, waste, and pollution, while protecting employee health.
Key sustainable business goals include:
Summary of Sustainable Business Focus Area(PDF, 218KB)
Kirkland's Sustainability Master Plan, adopted in 2020, identifies actions the City and Kirkland community can take to fight climate change and make our natural spaces healthier.
Learn more about the Sustainability Master Plan
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