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
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/
Jan23EventFuture in Focus: 2018 Celebration!5:30 pm to 8:00 pmCenter for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAEvent
Future in Focus: 2018 Celebration!January 23, 20185:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 3 hoursCenter for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAmap
Join the Department of Planning & Development for the sixth annual event to mark progress on the Philadelphia2035 Citywide Vision and District Plans!
Speakers Mayor Jim Kenney and Dekonti Mends-Cole, Vice President, Mid-Atlantic, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase
2017 Citizens Planning Institute graduation
Free copies of our Phila2035 2018 Progress Report & Calendar
Networking & refreshments
Refreshments at 5:30pm, 45-minute program starts at 6:00pm with networking afterward.
Learn about how we're putting the #FutureInFocusPHL!
SPACE IS LIMITED. Please RSVP ONLY if you will be attending!
Jan24EventGSI Partners Quarterly Meeting - January 20188:30 am to 10:30 am215, 1515 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
GSI Partners Quarterly Meeting - January 2018January 24, 20188:30 am to 10:30 am, 2 hours215, 1515 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAmap
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.
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.
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.