Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

Connect

Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch Street, 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov
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Greenworks on the Ground

The Greenworks on the Ground checklists show individuals, communities, and institutions (including businesses, schools, and houses of worship) how they can help make the Greenworks visions a reality.

Events

  • Jan
    21
    Bird Walk with Edie Parnum
    9:00 am to 11:00 am
    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA

    Bird Walk with Edie Parnum

    January 21, 2018
    9:00 am to 11:00 am, 2 hours
    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA
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    Take an educational walk with one of our knowledgeable volunteers! Discover the 300+ species of birds that use the Refuge during their migration routes - each week guarantee different species! Walk will meet by visitor center and be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Binoculars can be loaned from the front desk before the walk. No registration required. https://www.facebook.com/events/159872501287451/
  • Jan
    22
    Powering Our Future Presentation
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Philadelphia Municipal Services Building - 1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard - 16th Floor, Innovation Lab - Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Powering Our Future Presentation

    January 22, 2018
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 1 hour
    Philadelphia Municipal Services Building - 1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard - 16th Floor, Innovation Lab - Philadelphia, PA 19102
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    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/powering-our-future-presentation-tickets-42014552658
  • Jan
    22
    Urban Regeneration Forum
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    120 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Urban Regeneration Forum

    January 22, 2018
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 3 hours
    120 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
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    In the tradition of the Urban Sustainability Forum (hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences) and Conversations Toward a Sustainable Philadelphia (hosted by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and Judy Wicks) we are pleased to introduce the Urban Regeneration Forum. 

    Each event in the Urban Regeneration Forum series will

    • Have a different theme (Introduction to Regenerative Thinking, Regen approach to Resilience, to Re-Industrialization, to Life Cycles & Supply Chains, to Food Systems, to Communities, etc)
    • Highlight local leaders within that arena
    • Be supported by partnerships with many of the region's sustainability non-profits and higher ed institutions via their sustainability programs (see our amazing line-up of partners on the event page), as well as international leaders in regeneration advocacy
    • Rotate among universities for physical location 

    The first event will be on Monday, January 22nd, hosted in a 200+ person venue in Center City at Jefferson University, and will feature Bill Reed from Regenesis as well as a panel of local leaders walking the Regenerative talk. Bill's lecture will provide an overview of Regeneration and provide a luanchpad for local, larger-scale discourse around regeneration. 

    Local leaders panel:

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