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
Jan22EventPowering Our Future Presentation4:00 pm to 5:00 pmPhiladelphia Municipal Services Building - 1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard - 16th Floor, Innovation Lab - Philadelphia, PA 19102Event
Powering Our Future PresentationJanuary 22, 20184:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 1 hourPhiladelphia Municipal Services Building - 1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard - 16th Floor, Innovation Lab - Philadelphia, PA 19102mapFor details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/powering-our-future-presentation-tickets-42014552658
Jan22EventUrban Regeneration Forum6:00 pm to 9:00 pm120 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAEvent
Urban Regeneration ForumJanuary 22, 20186:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 3 hours120 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAmap
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:
Jan23EventWintergarden - Create a Succulent Dish Garden5:30 pm to 6:30 pmRothman Cabin, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
Wintergarden - Create a Succulent Dish GardenJanuary 23, 20185:30 pm to 6:30 pm, 1 hourRothman Cabin, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAmapLearn how to create and maintain a beautiful succulent dish garden. https://phsonline.org/events/create-a-succulent-dish-garden/
Our office manages the City’s energy benchmarking program, which helps large building owners understand their energy usage and identify opportunities for energy-efficient investment.
The Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC) facilitates the development of responsible policies that improve access to culturally appropriate, nutritionally sound, and affordable food.
Greenworks is the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan. In 2016 we released the Greenworks plan with new goals and targets for the next eight years and beyond.