The City of Ferndale is committed to sustainable and environmentally responsible actions and policies. Below are details on some of those efforts and information on how the public can help.
Looking for ways to reduce your water bill and help the planet? Click the link above for ways to conserve water.
The City is an enthusiastic supporter of rain barrels! Learn how to safely capture and use rainwater on your house:
- Rain Barrel Guide
- Collecting Rain Water – A Guide to Rain Barrels (City of Bellingham)
- Local Rain Barrel Vendors (if you want to be added to the list, let us know!)
Online Permit Center
As of 2018, the City of Ferndale has gone paper-free for all of our permit applications and plan reviews. You can learn more in the video above and access our permit center here.
The City encourages environmentally responsible construction. For more details and questions, please contact our Community Development Department.
The City works closely with our partners at Sanitary Service Company to enact best practices for reducing our waste and limiting our impact on the natural world.
Greenhouse Gas Policies
Over the past decade the City has adopted a variety of policies, procedures, and codes that are intended to address greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Some of these policies were made for the purpose of reducing environmental impact, others were adopted based simply on best management practices and industry standards.
All of those relating to Greenhouse Gas emissions were gathered together and passed by resolution in Aug 2019. Those policies are available here.