Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE AND STAFF CONTACTS

Sustainability Staff Contacts:
Paul Smith, Public Services Director
Robin Rives, Sustainability Coordinator
Paige Tillison, Public Services / Project Executive Assistant

Email: sustainability@ctsfl.us
Phone: 727-942-5610

Agenda for 11-17-2022 Sustainability Committee Meeting

Enabling Legislation for the Sustainability Advisory Committee: Resolution 2019-15 Sustainability Advisory Committee

Overview of the Sustainability Advisory Committee:
The Sustainability Advisory Committee serves at the direction of the Board of Commissioners to review and make recommendations regarding City sustainability and resiliency. The Committee typically meets on the third Thursday of the Month – Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Sustainability 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.

Resources

Committee Members:
Dory Larsen, Chair
Dr. Paul Robinson, Vice Chair
Karen Gallagher
Taylor Mandalou
Denise Mannino
Robin Saenger
Dr. Carol Mickett

Resources:
Sustainability Report to the Board of Commissioners 6-23-2020
Solar United Neighbors of Florida SUN Pinellas County Solar Co-op

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

City of Tarpon Springs Sustainability Initiatives and Practices

City of Tarpon Springs Comprehensive Plan

Articles:
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:
Take the Pledge to Reduce Your Use
Sustainable Tarpon Springs Survey Flyer
Celebrate Earth Day Arbor Day- Tarpon Springs

Water Conservation Programs and Rebates
Toilet Rebate Program

Helpful Links:
Recycling Guide