How Are We Doing?
Can the City of Shoreline be forevergreen? The metrics included here are indicators of the five focus areas defined by the City's Environmental Sustainability Strategy. In each area, there are multiple indicators to show how we're doing. See the Site Map or About Us for site information. Visit the Environmental Services page for more information on City programs designed to create an environmentally sustainable community!
On April 16, 2012, the City of Shoreline launched this website to track indicators of environmental sustainability over time. The site is organized by the five focus areas from the Sustainability Strategy:
- Climate Protection
- Natural Habitat
- Resource Conservation
- Built Environment
- City Initiatives
For each of these categories, there are multiple performance measures. For example, Climate Protection includes information about both the City and community carbon footprints; Resource Conservation includes information about water consumption and efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle; and the Built Environment includes information about the number of certified green buildings in the city, and the square footage of bike or pedestrian trails constructed.
Under each of the performance measure categories, there are several indicators that are measurable on an annual basis. The site is organized so that each indicator has its own page, containing information about what it measures, why it matters, a graph that shows the baseline measurement and will depict progress over time, links to City projects and additional resources, and what individuals can do.
Some additional content is still being added to the website. The red boxes or borders around indicators in the Site Map represent information that staff is still gathering. So check back often for new information, or periodically over time to see how Shoreline is doing with efforts to protect climate, habitats, and resources, and incorporate natural features and connectivity into the built environment, and how your household can get involved.