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
    24
    GSI Partners Quarterly Meeting - January 2018
    8:30 am to 10:30 am
    215, 1515 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    GSI Partners Quarterly Meeting - January 2018

    January 24, 2018
    8:30 am to 10:30 am, 2 hours
    215, 1515 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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    https://sbnphilly.ticketleap.com/gsi-partners-quarterly-meeting---january-2018/details

    Join SBN’s GSI Partners on Wednesday, January 24 at Temple University City Center for our first Quarterly Meeting of 2018!

    We will wrap up our quarterly theme on the value of maintenance with discussions focused on how businesses, public officials, and community members can bring maintenance to the forefront by elevating its value in the workforce, through contracts, and in financing processes that span a GSI project's entire timeline.

    Additionally, on the agenda are GSI Partners programmatic updates and structured time for engaging and conversing with your peers. More info on program content to come!

    8:00 AM - Doors Open
    8:30 AM - Agenda Begins
    10:30 AM - End

    Free to members; $25 to non-members.
    Breakfast and coffee will be provided.

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    The GSI Partners, a signature program of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN), is a network of local businesses in the green stormwater infrastructure industry, including firms in GSI design, construction, and maintenance, as well as material supply. Green City Clean Waters, the City of Philadelphia’s comprehensive nature-based stormwater management plan, sets a 25-year vision for environmental, social, and economic benefits for our city and region. SBN supports this triple bottom line plan, and is working to support its successful implementation.

    SBN approaches this work through a number of activities designed to support the growth of the local industry and the advancement of innovation. We connect our members with each other, prospective clients and other collaborators, and decision-makers, as well as to meaningful content and resources; we promote our members to each other and to prospective clients, as well as promote the triple bottom line benefits of green stormwater infrastructure; and we advocate on our members’ behalf while also incorporating feedback from other key stakeholders.

  • Jan
    24
    Annual Public Projects Meeting
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    601 W Allens Ln, Philadelphia, 19118

    Annual Public Projects Meeting

    January 24, 2018
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
    601 W Allens Ln, Philadelphia, 19118
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    Join us to discuss the Sustainable Trails Initiative (STI) and other FOW projects with guest Speaker Chris Bernhardt, professional trail builder and Principal of Sentieros Consulting. One of the members of the original STI consulting team, he will share his perspectives on the successes and challenges of STI and present a first look at FOW’s ambitious plan to complete the project. Bernhardt has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and has worked in many locations, from China to Switzerland. He focuses on creating projects that are both economically and environmentally sustainable, bringing to bear an expertise in land use, transportation, advocacy, and public outreach. This meeting is free and open to the public. Register here window.bboxInit = function () { bbox.showForm('524edd90-c20a-406d-b87c-d34bd0a3e4f5'); }; (function () { var e = document.createElement('script'); e.async = true; e (View Full Event Description Here: https://www.fow.org/event/public-projects-meeting-1/)
  • Jan
    25
    Smart Cities: Challenges to Implementing Innovation in Cities
    4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
    University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Smart Cities: Challenges to Implementing Innovation in Cities

    January 25, 2018
    4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, 2 hours
    University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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    Join Penn IUR to discuss smart cities, the role of innovation in cities. Panelists include Kyung-Hwan Kim, Perry World House Visiting Fellow; Allison Lassiter, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, School of Design; John Landis, Crossways Professor of City and Regional Planning, School of Design; Richard Voith, President and Principal, Econsult Solutions; Adjunct Professor, the Wharton School; with introductory remarks from Penn IUR Co-Directors Eugenie Birch, Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research & Education, and Susan Wachter, Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, and Professor of Finance at The Wharton School. This event celebrates Penn’s Year of Innoviation and is made possible with support from Penn’s Office of the Provost. http://penniur.upenn.edu/events/smart-cities-challenges-to-implementing-innovation-in-cities

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