The City of Tallahassee's sustainability initiatives promote and encourage environmental responsibility in our community.
- The Environmental Policy & Energy Resources (EPER) Department was created in 2008 to encourage and promote environmental best practices in our community.
- In 2009, the City of Tallahassee adopted a Carbon Reduction Plan to reduce the community's greenhouse gas emissions. Subsequently, the City adopted the Municipal Anti-Idling and Fuel Conservation Policy to address the unnecessary idling of city vehicles and equipment.
- Since 2008, EPER has launched several community programs including, Idle Free, Sustainability & YOU, and Think Before You Throw (TBYT). With the assistance of community groups and businesses, academic institutions, and the leadership provided by the Tallahassee City Commission, City Manager and City staff, we've also been recognized as a global sustainability leader and received the following awards and accomplishments:
- Florida's first Gold Certified Green City - Florida Green Building Coalition
- Silver Award- The International Awards for Liveable Communities
- Get There Green Program Award- Sustainable Florida
- Smarter City Award- The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
- Clean Air Excellence Awards- The United States Environmental Protection Agency
- Sustainable Florida Best Practice Award- Government Category
- Tree City USA
- ISO 14001 Certification
- ICMA Sustainable Fellowship