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.

What's New

City Council just 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.
We've finished our Resilient City Roundtables and are ready to start developing our Resilience Strategy!

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.

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?