Office of Sustainability

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Rethink Paradise: Today. Tomorrow. Together.

COVID-19 Related Information

  • Office of Sustainability hours remain the same (8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday). In order for us to best assist you, please give us a call (561-804-4994) or send an email ( before coming into the office.

  • Sustainability events and programs are in the process of transitioning to virtual programs. This action is being exercised as a precautionary measure to help mitigate the spread and impacts of the COVID-19 virus. Please check the What's New page for more details.


Mission: Enhance the viability of West Palm Beach as a model of a healthy, environmentally progressive, resilient and ecologically sustainable community.


The City of West Palm Beach has been committed to sustainability targeting climate change for over a decade. We were one of the first cities in the State of Florida to have a dedicated office addressing climate change, sustainability and resiliency issues. The Office of Sustainability collaborates with various city agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses and private citizens among other partners to enhance the viability of the municipality as a model of healthy, environmentally progressive, resilient and ecologically sustainable, urban living.  We are committed to continue to evolve to meet our City’s / region’s environmental challenges focused on exceeding our community’s expectations.  


Fast Facts



Sustainability Film Series: "The Human Element"

  • Date: 01/11/2020 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM  
  • Location: Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
    411 Clematis Street, Auditorium
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
  • Introduction: Join the Office of Sustainability at the Mandel Public Library (Auditorium) on January 11 for a FREE special screening of "The Human Element" followed by a panel discussion.

Panelists include:
Poonam Kalkat - Director of Public Utilities, City of West Palm Beach
Brent Bloomfield - Assistant Fire Chief/Emergency Manager, City of West Palm Beach
Laxmana Tallam - Air Program Administrator, Palm Beach County Department of Health
Penni Redford - Resilience & Climate Change Manager, City of West Palm Beach

From the producers of "Racing Extinction" and "Chasing Ice," environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, "The Human Element" inspires us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more info about the movie:

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