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Environmental Action Plan Progress Report Now Available


April 25, 2017



Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005


Environmental Action Plan Progress Report Now Available


The City of Tacoma has released its first annual Environmental Action Plan Progress Report. The report summarizes successes and offers updates to keep stakeholders accountable to their five year responsibilities. The report shows how much progress has been made towards each target, and provides a progress rating and status update for each action.


Targets and actions fall into six categories representing urban sustainability: Buildings and Energy, Transportation, Materials Management, Natural Systems, Air and Local Food, and Climate Resiliency.


Some successes highlighted in the progress report include the Tacoma Public Utilities Community Solar Project, passage of the Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance, creation of the Point Defiance Regional Stormwater Treatment Facility, and the opening of the Eastside Farmer Market. Sustainability Officer Kristin Lynett, who oversaw development of the plan, is “excited to see what new success stories come from implementing the plan in collaboration with other City departments and the community.” 


In 2015, the community along with partner organizations and City staff came together to develop a plan for meeting the environmental goals outlined in the “Tacoma 2025” strategic plan. The resulting Environmental Action Plan is a list of meaningful, high-priority actions the City and community will take over five years to co-create a healthier environment.


To view the 2016 Progress Report and the full Environmental Action Plan visit cityoftacoma.org/EAP or contact Lynett at (253) 591-5571 or email sustainability@cityoftacoma.org for more information.