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Sustainability & Resiliency

The Office of Sustainability & Resiliency (OSR) was created by Mayor Kriseman to deliver progressive, sustainable policies and effective programs to address the city’s environmental, economic, and social challenges. The OSR works closely with the City Council, Health, Energy, Resiliency, and Sustainability (HERS) Committee, city departments, businesses, and the community to develop innovative environmental solutions that foster equity, vibrant communities and shared prosperity. Visit our St Pete Commitment page to learn more about our office’s history of commitments. 

American Cities Climate Challenge 

St. Petersburg is announced as one of 25 winners in the American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC) by Bloomberg Philanthropies! Check in on our American Cities Climate Challenge page for updates and more information.

Integrated Sustainability Action Plan (ISAP)

The purpose of the ISAP is to advance the city's sustainability & resiliency initiatives, including 100% clean energy goals. The ISAP will serve as a blueprint for integrating sustainability and resiliency across departments.

ISAP data collection began in September 2017. Opportunities for public engagement have included work sessions with technical, business, faith and other stakeholder groups, a Mayor’s Executive Task Force of regional leaders, and other small group engagement events. Prioritization and documentation in progress. 

Related Documents:

Current Initiatives

Under Consideration:

Sustainability & Resiliency City Facility Building Ordinance 

This ordinance further codifies current policies to use a plan and budget for sustainable design, construction, and operations of city facilities and infrastructure. Projects meeting a certain threshold cost or size will be required to use a third-party to verify the work using LEED, Envision, or similar certifications. In addition, all projects are required to consider the most recent, best available science for sea level rise and resiliency.

Timeline:

  • Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019:  City Council First Reading (Approved)
  • Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 TBD: City Council Second Reading and Public Hearing
Coming Soon:
  • January HERS Committee – ISAP + American Cities Climate Challenge Award/Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Single-Use Carryout Bags – Plastic and Paper
    • The HERS Committee is scheduled to discuss the topic of a plastic and paper bag fee again early 2019.
    • Please reference the Single-Use Carryout Bags FAQs that highlights some of the past year’s discussion and frequently asked questions.
  • Green Fleet Ordinance coming to HERS Committee – likely February or March 2019
Please review the HERS Committee agenda one week before the meeting, as agendas are subject to change: Committee Agendas & Reports

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