Justice and Safety. Support safe communities and accessible justice systems for all.
Health and Human Potential. Provide equitable opportunities for all individuals to realize their full potential.
Economic Growth and Built Environment. Encourage a growing and diverse King County economy and vibrant, thriving and sustainable communities.
Environmental Sustainability. Safeguard and enhance King County's natural resources and environment.
This updated 2010 Energy Plan builds on King County's existing efforts and sets the stage for even greater strides towards energy efficiency and renewable energy use in county internal operations.
Green Building Ordinance
This updated 2008 Ordinance requires the use of green building and sustainable development practices in all capital projects that the county plans, designs, constructs, remodels, renovates and operates.
The 2007 Climate Plan provides an overview of how King County seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and works to anticipate and adapt to projected climate change impacts, based on best available science.
Approving Participation in the Cool Counties Program
This 2007 Executive Order approves participation in the Cool Counties program, requiring King County Departments’ implementation of an action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for projected regional effects of climate change.
Global Warming Preparedness
This 2006 Executive Order requires King County Departments to employ increasingly aggressive strategies to mitigate regional contribution to global warming, including setting a goal of increasing the amount of biodiesel used in all County diesel vehicles to 20%.