In December of 2014, El Paso joined leading cities around the world in hiring it’s first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO).
The CRO is an innovative position in city government that reports directly to the city’s chief executive and acts as the city’s point person for resilience building, coordinating across all of the city’s resilience efforts.
Following the hire of the Chief Resilience Officer, the Office of Resilience and Sustainability was established as a mechanism to expand and enhance the impact of the City’s Sustainability Program through application of the resilience lens. The introduction of resilience thinking in the context of city challenges offers the opportunity to integrate sustainability across other areas of concern such as economic development, city planning, community development and municipal operations just to name a few.
Have a question or comment? Please feel free to email us at ORS@elpasotexas.gov.
City Council formed a Regional Renewable Energy Advisory Council (RREAC) and applied for SolSmart Designation!
Join us the second Tuesday of every month for RREAC meetings! This Council provides recommendations related to renewable energy strategy and industry development. For more information about RREAC, please visit the RREAC Board Page. For more information about solar, including a solar permitting step-by-step and information about PACE, please visit our Solar Webpage. El Paso also recently applied for SolSmart Designation--please check here to view our SolSmart Application Solar Statement (#beSolSmart)!
City Council passed El Paso's very first food waste prevention and recovery resolution!
Our office, in partnership with EP FOOD, has worked to create El Paso’s first food waste prevention and recovery resolution to improve access to healthy, local, affordable food while reducing waste in our community. The resolution passed on October 4th, 2016.
The resolution declares:
• 2017 as the Year of Food Waste Prevention and Recovery in El Paso
• that city staff develop a realistic food waste reduction strategy by 2018
• that a citizen led, ORS supported Regional Food Policy Council be re-established.
You can check out the resolution here.
Bike Share is here!
Check out Sun Cycle Bike Share on Facebook to get the latest updates on the El Paso Bike Share program!