City-County Sustainability Office

As of July 1, 2019, the City and County have separate Sustainability Offices.  Eleven years after jointly creating the City-County Sustainability Office based mostly around greenhouse gas reduction, both governments' goals and initiatives have grown so much that having separate offices makes sense. 

To reach the City Sustainability Division, click

To reach the County Sustainability Office click here.

Durham is recognized for national excellence in sustainability

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What is Sustainability?
Sustainable communities meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. To achieve this goal, truly sustainable communities are environmentally healthy, socially responsible, and financially secure.

A healthy environment is rich in living resources, with clean air, water, and soil - providing for human and environmental well-being. Fair, just government and citizenry together ensure that the needs of everyone in the community are met. Financial security depends on and supports social and environmental health.
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