Preparing for climate change
- We’re cleaner.
Our boats use biodiesel—a renewable and clean-burning fuel that produces less toxic pollutants and greenhouse gases than petroleum.
- We track energy use.
This data helps us find new ways to be green. Example: we’re switching to LED lights throughout our system.
- We reuse.
All dockside facilities are furnished with extra furniture from other King County offices.
- We watch our waste.
Tracking the garbage and recycling produced aboard our Water Taxis helps us make decisions about how to manage our waste.
- We adapt.
The float range of our docks and maintenance facility will accommodate sea level changes, high tides and storm swells.
- We prepare.
Emergency drills prepare us to assist in disasters.
- We look to the future.
We are exploring new ways to reduce our environmental footprint, including alternative fuel sources like hydrogen fuel cells or all-electric boats.