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 for all Philadelphians:

  • Access to healthy, affordable, and sustainable food and drinking water
  • Breathe healthy air inside and outside
  • Efficiently use clean energy that they can afford
  • Prepared for climate change and reduce carbon pollution
  • Benefit from parks, trees, storm­water management, and healthy waterways
  • Access to safe, affordable, and low-carbon transportation
  • Waste less, and keep our neighborhoods clean.
  • Benefit from sustainability education, employment, and business opportunities