Bellevue wins Green City Award


The city of Bellevue has received a 2012 Green City Award from Waste & Recycling News. Bellevue won in the medium-sized category of 100,000 - 500,000 residents after being selected as one of nearly 100 nominees throughout the country.

A big part of Bellevue's campaign recycling has been the "Carbon Yeti," a large, hairy and wasteful creature and is shown learning ways to reduce its carbon footprint in a pledge book.

The Carbon Yeti's message has been credited with helping Bellevue residents recycle 68 percent of their waste.

To obtain a copy of the Smaller Footprint Pledge book, call Bellevue utilities at 425-452-6932.

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