Sustainability Committee and Staff Contacts
Staff Contacts: Paul Smith, Public Services Director and Ashley Tobin, Public Services / Project Executive Assistant.
Enabling Legislation: Resolution 2019-15 Sustainability Advisory Committee
Overview: The Sustainability Advisory Committee serves at the direction of the Board of Commissioners to review and make recommendations regarding City sustainability and resiliency. Subject areas include:
a)Increasing energy efficiency, conserving water, reducing waste, protecting sensitive natural areas, reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, utilizing environmentally responsible practices, products and technologies, potential for new green businesses and jobs.
b)Participating in the development of a city-wide sustainability action plan as prepared by and implemented by the City Manager and staff.
c)Reviewing and providing input on information for sustainable practices to be distributed to the public and businesses by the City.
d)Compiling and updating City sustainability activities to date so as to maintain a current status of City progress in this area.
e)perform such other duties and assignments as requested by the Board of Commissioners, or the City Manager.
Sustainability Advisory Committee Meeting Information and Agenda
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Public Input: The Committee invites input from the public during the public comment portion of the meeting. Speakers will be limited to four minutes.
Dory Larsen, Chair
Dr. Paul Robinson, Vice Chair
Expanding Waters – Science Panel What is Climate Change & Sea Level Rise
March 27th from 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Artist Laureate Conversation – Dr. Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse
March 29th from 7 – 8:30 PM
Example Sustainability Plans:
City of West Palm Beach – Sustainability Action Plan
City of Largo – Environmental Action Plan
City of Sarasota – Climate Adaptation Plan
Integrated Sustainability Action Plan (ISAP): Technical Report for the City of St. Petersburg
A discussion of resilience and sustainability: Land use planning recovery from the Canterbury earthquake sequence, New Zealand; International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, December 2015 (W.S.A. Saunders and J.S. Becker)
Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change; Sustainability For All
The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World: United Nations – Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainability In Action:
Sustainability in Action – Water Heater Replacement
Water Conservation Programs and Rebates
Toilet Rebate Program