The City of El Paso Office of Sustainability was established in 2007 to develop, coordinate, and support city-wide sustainability goals and initiatives. 

This office helps foster a culture of sustainability by supporting residents, businesses, and community organizations reduce their waste, decrease their energy usage, and overall lead more sustainable lives.

Ultimately, we are looking to efficiently preserve our resources while saving taxpayer dollars.

In December 2013, El Paso was selected to join the 100 Resilient Cities Network and was given direct funding to hire a Chief Resilience Officer. With this new direction and support, the Office of Resilience and Sustainability was formed in December 2014, built on the strong foundation of the Office of Sustainability. 

Have a question or comment? Please feel free to email us at ORS@elpasotexas.gov.


GRO El Paso 

Friday, September 25, 2015 - GRO Environmental Summit, Airport Marriot, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - LiveFit GRO Strong, Downtown El Paso in the Arts Festival Plaza and along Franklin St., 9 am to 4 pm. 

Join us as we celebrate the environment, health and wellness, and resiliency in our community. For more information, please email us at ORS@elpasotexas.gov.


Find out more about upcoming events.

What's New

We've finished our Resilient City Roundtables and are ready to start developing our Resilience Plan!

Help us develop our Resilience Plan by getting involved in the strategy process! Community input is extremely important for a successful plan, so we welcome your thoughts and expertise. To learn more about being involved in the process, please email us or check out our events page.

Read more or email us for more information.

GRO El Paso--Mark your calendars!

This two-day celebration increases awareness regarding sustainable community practices through education and outreach with the goal of maximizing resilience and quality of life. Please mark your calendars for September 25th and 26th, 2015 for this fantastic event!

Bike Share is here!

Check out Sun Cycle Bike Share on Facebook to get the latest updates on the El Paso Bike Share program! 

How Can I?

Join the Green Business Challenge?
Learn what I can recycle in El Paso?
Learn more about 100 Resilient Cities?
Learn more about electric vehicles?
Find out more about the Fire Station Energy Challenge?
Learn about the LEED ordinance for municipal buildings?