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:

  • Access to healthy, affordable, and sustainable food and drinking water
  • Breathe healthy air inside and outside
  • Efficiently use clean energy that they can afford
  • Prepared for climate change and reduce carbon pollution
  • Benefit from parks, trees, storm­water management, and healthy waterways
  • Access to safe, affordable, and low-carbon transportation
  • Waste less, and keep our neighborhoods clean.
  • Benefit from sustainability education, employment, and business opportunities

Connect

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

Provide public comment on Clean Energy Vision

 Powering Our Future: A Clean Energy Vision for Philadelphia (CEV) is a long-term vision for a Philadelphia that achieves Mayor Kenney’s goal of reducing carbon emissions 80 percent from 2006 levels by 2050 while emphasizing equity and health for all Philadelphians.  The CEV highlights current and expected trends in our energy system and identifies opportunities for the city, other government agencies, residents, and businesses to each lead on achieving our climate and energy goals.

Give Us Your Feedback

The draft CEV will be open for comment through January 31st, after which a final version will be issued. To share your comments, read the document and take this brief survey. We are excited to hear your thoughts and to continue this work together in 2018 and beyond.

Events

  • Nov
    19
    Philadelphia Marathon: Philacycle
    All Day
    22nd St & Ben Franklin Pkwy

    Philadelphia Marathon: Philacycle

    November 19, 2017
    All Day
    22nd St & Ben Franklin Pkwy
    map
    https://www.recyclebank.com/philacycle/events/2017/marathon-day2
  • Nov
    21
    SEPTA: Energy Action Plan Open House
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    1234 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

    SEPTA: Energy Action Plan Open House

    November 21, 2017
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2 hours
    1234 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
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    SEPTA is pleased to extend an invitation to participate in a forthcoming “Energy Action Plan Open House” on November 7, 2017 from 11-1 PM at SEPTA Headquarters, 3rd Floor (1234 Market Street, Philadelphia). This open house will serve as a key platform for stakeholder participation in SEPTA’s planning process for an update to SEPTA’s 2012 Energy Action Plan. The 2012 Energy Action Plan outlined 18 initiatives to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions, while simultaneously remaining budget-neutral in response to funding shortfalls. The 2012 Energy Action Plan was pursuant to the Board-adopted Sustainability Annual Plan, SEP-TAINABLE, and served as the framework for initiatives to advance the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the system and region. For more information about the 2012 Energy Action Plan and SEP-TAINABLE, visit: www.septa.org/sustain It is now time to update the 2012 Energy Action Plan. The update will provide information about the original 18 goals published in the 2012 plan and will extend SEPTA’s commitment to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions. During the open house, we will display information about SEPTA’s progress and the proposed planning framework. We will then look to you to help further develop future targets and supporting initiatives. http://planphilly.com/events/2017/11/07/energy-action-plan-public-open-house
  • Nov
    21
    SEPTA: Energy Action Plan Open House
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    1234 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

    SEPTA: Energy Action Plan Open House

    November 21, 2017
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    1234 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    map
    SEPTA is pleased to extend an invitation to participate in a forthcoming “Energy Action Plan Open House” on November 7, 2017 from 11-1 PM at SEPTA Headquarters, 3rd Floor (1234 Market Street, Philadelphia). This open house will serve as a key platform for stakeholder participation in SEPTA’s planning process for an update to SEPTA’s 2012 Energy Action Plan. The 2012 Energy Action Plan outlined 18 initiatives to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions, while simultaneously remaining budget-neutral in response to funding shortfalls. The 2012 Energy Action Plan was pursuant to the Board-adopted Sustainability Annual Plan, SEP-TAINABLE, and served as the framework for initiatives to advance the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the system and region. For more information about the 2012 Energy Action Plan and SEP-TAINABLE, visit: www.septa.org/sustain It is now time to update the 2012 Energy Action Plan. The update will provide information about the original 18 goals published in the 2012 plan and will extend SEPTA’s commitment to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions. During the open house, we will display information about SEPTA’s progress and the proposed planning framework. We will then look to you to help further develop future targets and supporting initiatives. http://planphilly.com/events/2017/11/07/energy-action-plan-public-open-house

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