The City of Kent has a long history of environmental and social advocacy, having many stakeholders who are committed to promoting the responsible protection of ecosystems, the conservation of natural resources, and reducing the community's carbon footprint.
In 2017, Kent City Council adopted Resolution No. 2017-83, which formalized the City of Kent's support of the Paris Climate Agreement. This resolution additionally committed the city to the development of a community-based Climate Action Plan that furthered the Paris Climate Agreement goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated through various human activities. As a direct result of this resolution, an initial, city-wide GHG inventory was conducted, with its completed report adopted by City Council on December 15th, 2021.
As a next step, and with the help of the sustainability consulting firm, KERAMIDA, Inc., as well as with a variety of community members, the City of Kent worked to create a Climate Action Plan (CAP) to help address our GHG emissions. The CAP was unanimously adopted by our City Council in April of 2023. Implementing the CAP initiatives will provide economic and financial benefits to our city, and a healthier environment, with improved quality of life for those living, working, and playing in Kent.