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 resilience planning. 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.

What's New

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! 

How Can I?

Learn what I can recycle in El Paso?
Learn more about 100 Resilient Cities?
Learn more about electric vehicles?
Learn about the LEED ordinance for municipal buildings?