South Florida's attraction as a destination to live, work and play is intrinsically connected to its coastlines, the sun and surf, the high quality lifestyle of its growing cities and suburbs, and the beauty of its diverse natural habitat. Balancing modern society's demands for resources, such as energy, water and land, with the protection of the natural environment; and doing this in an equitable manner that allows for future generations to enjoy a similar standard of living, is the goal of sustainable development. Sustainability is a multi-disciplinary endeavor. It seeks to reduce society's carbon footprint and the degradation of natural resources though conservation, efficiency, and judicious use and reuse of these assets. It promotes adoption of renewable energy, shifts in consumer preferences and awareness of personal and collective responsibilities to issues of social justice. Sustainability includes mitigating and adapting to the numerous challenges posed by climate change, and creating resiliency that will allow future generations to thrive and prosper.
The City of Delray Beach is proud to embrace a holistic and comprehensive approach to sustainable development, and encourages residents and visitors to participate in these efforts. To learn more about the city's commitment to these initiatives and the implementation strategy, please read the key documents below.
- Sustainability and Resilience 2017 Year in Review
- The Rising Waters Task Force Report - April 2017
- Mayors for 100 Campaign
- Mayor Glickstein Signs-on to Climate Mayor's Statement on the Paris Climate Agreement
- Mayor's Climate Action Pledge
- Regional Climate Action Plan
- City of Delray Beach 2013 Sustainability Report
- Green Task Force Report and Recommendations - January 2009
Every year more than 300 million tons of plastic is manufactured world wide, that is close to the weight of the entire human population of the planet. In the US alone, we use 500 million plastic straws per day. To reduce plastic waste, we need to reduce the use of single-use plastic items. Forgo the straw, carry a reuseable shopping bag and a reuseable water bottle. Most importantly, recycle what you use,
Projects On the Sustainability Desk.....
- Planning for April 21 Earth Day Celebration.
- Comprehensive Plan's new sustainability and resiliency chapter
- Replacing and adding new electric vehicle charging stations in downtown
- Solar Electric Education Event
- Web Content for Resilient Delray
Dr. Ana Puszkin-Chevlin 561-243-7324
Green Implementation Advancement Board (GIAB)- The City of Delray Beach Green Implementation Advancement Board meets at 9:00am on third Thursday of each month. Meeting are held in the Training Room at the City of Delray Beach at the Swinton Operation Complex located at 434 South Swinton Avenue. The meeting is open to the public. More information on GIAB can be found under the GIAB tab.