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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 (Sustainability@wpb.org) 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

 

 

Don't Shop, Swap! Clothing Swap

 Don't Shop, Swap!

 

Are you worried about the environmental impact of fast fashion? Our Sustainability Series continues with a clothing swap. Join us and “Green Your Wardrobe” by bringing clothes you no longer wear to swap with other community members. Clothing should be gently used and clean. You will have the option to donate any clothing left at the end of the swap to a local charity.

This is a FREE event that will be held in the Clematis Room at the Mandel Public Library.

Program Guidelines:
Please bring at least 5 items, no more than 10.
Clean, quality clothing only.
No undergarments or swimsuits.

A good rule of thumb as you gather your swap items: don't contribute anything you wouldn't give to a close friend. Sure, clothing swaps are the perfect chance to clear out your closet, but maybe consider contributing last year's sundress that shrunk a little over your old college sweats. This also means no tattered tees (unless they're the trendy kind!), missing buttons, broken zippers, or stains.

 Questions? Contact Sustainability@wpb.org or visit wpbcitylibrary.org

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