Green Power Partnership
|City of Bellingham, WA|
|Organization Type||Govt. (Local, Municipal)|
|Percentage Green Power||98.6%|
|Percent of Green Power Use Third-Party Certified (excluding On-site)||100%|
|Awards/Recognition||Partner of the Year 2007|
|Environmental Web Page|
The City of Bellingham continues to demonstrate strong leadership in the purchase and support of green power. In early 2007 the Bellingham City Council voted unanimously to begin purchasing 100 percent green power for all city owned facilities. Later the same year, the City partnered with the local utility's green power program and a local non-profit organization to launch the Bellingham Green Power Community Challenge. The goal of the six-month challenge was to increase green power purchasing among the city's citizens and businesses to meet at least two percent of the city-wide electric load. The City of Bellingham’s leadership has also led other neighboring cities and counties to organize their own green power purchases.