Climate Smart Bainbridge

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Bainbridge Island has big climate action goals and we need your help! We’re working to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25% by 2025, and 90% by 2045, compared to 2014.

Roughly 40% of U.S. GHG emissions come from five basic household activities: transportation choices, electricity use, heating, food choices, and waste. The great news is there are lots of ways you can take action to protect our environment, save money, and improve your health and the comfort of your home.

The Climate Smart Challenge makes it easy and fun to reduce your GHG emissions. You select the actions specific to your journey and lifestyle, track your progress, and watch your carbon footprint decline as you make changes at home. You can collaborate with your neighbors, share ideas and resources, and work towards your goals together. 

Watch a short presentation on how the Climate Smart Challenge works, and learn about actions taken in support of our 2020 Climate Action Plan, in the video below. Together we can create a Climate Smart Bainbridge! 

Join the Bainbridge Island Climate Smart Challenge today! 

Stop by our last Climate Smart Bainbridge table of the season this Saturday, October 1st at the Farmer's Market. City staff will be available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to talk about the Climate Smart Challenge - including new climate action lesson plans and a new Climate Smart Leader recognition program - and the new pledge to reduce single-use plastic waste. 

  1. Youth & School Resources
  2. Teams Program & Resources
  3. Climate Smart Leaders

The City’s Climate Smart Challenge has free lesson plans and activities to help students measure carbon footprints, identify concrete climate solutions, and address climate anxiety. Lesson plans with short videos and slide decks for grades 4-6 and grades 7-12 are available below.  

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Kids can also download and print these coloring sheets. Post your artwork in a window to show you have a Climate Smart home!

If you have questions about the lesson plans or need more information, please contact Hannah Ljunggren, Climate Action Outreach Coordinator, at