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.


Watter Matters Workshop

Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Chamizal National Memorial

Join us as we explore water supply and purity issues in the El Paso, Texas region and for a chance to visit the El Paso Desalination Plant (tour will take place on June 12th). 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!

Green Business Challenge
Join us for the third year of our Green Business Challenge! We welcome all businesses, large and small, to challenge themselves to reduce their energy and join the forty other businesses also committed to learning more about how they can “go green!” Learn more.

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?