Sustainability

Climate Action Plan fb banner for survey and public meeting-01The Draft Climate Action Plan is ready for public comment!  

Since fall 2020, 6 subcommittees of community members have been working diligently to draft a 5-year strategic framework to reduce carbon pollution.  *A complete list of the draft strategies and action items is available here. (March 2021)  

VIEW the final draft of the Climate Action Plan

  1. COMPLETE AN ONLINE SURVEY

    Survey #1 (Fall 2020) and survey #2 (March 2021) have closed.  Feedback received is being incorporated into the final Climate Action Plan.   The survey results are available here.
  2. ATTEND A VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING 

    A recording of the community meeting held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 is available on the City's YouTube channel. 
  3. SERVE ON A SUBCOMMITTEE

    Volunteer your time on a specific subject area (about 5 hours/month from Dec-March). There are five subcommittee groups: Buildings, Transportation, Waste, Carbon Sinks, Education/community engagement.  *These groups have met over 30 times this winter and are finishing up in March 2021.
  4. HEAR PROGRESS UPDATES AND PROVIDE COMMENTS AT PUBLIC RESILIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS

    Meeting information is available on this webpage.  The final draft of the Climate Action Plan will be presented at the public meeting on April 15, 2021.
  5. CITY COUNCIL

    Comments are welcome at a public hearing of City Council on May 11, 2021.


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Climate Action Plan

Learn more about the City of Charleston’s Sustainability and Climate Action Plan.

Resiliency & Sustainability Advisory Committee

This committee acts as an advisory board to City Council on all matters related to resiliency and sustainability.

Learn more about the committee.

Division Overview

This division manages the overall direction and coordination of the environmental and sustainability activities of the City of Charleston, and adds capacity to directly support the City’s resilience initiatives.


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