Our mission is to preserve an enhance the community and natural environment by implementing resource conservation and sustainability throughout innovative projects and effective leadership.
We leverage the wealth of assets in our community by collaborating with businesses, organizations and institutions in our city to improve the economic, environmental and social well-being of our citizens.
We develop and implement programs to improve environmental quality, reduce energy consumption and prepare for a resilient future.
Sustainable community meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. To achieve this goal, truly sustainable communities are environmentally healthy, socially responsible and financially secure.
The Division of Sustainability works with all departments across the City to integrate sustainable design, technology and practice into municipal operations, infrastructure and services. In addition, we work with people and organizations in the community to enhance sustainable living through public education and sponsored events and programs.
We identify opportunities and resources to further implement fuel, waste and water efficiency and conservation measures.
Coral Gables is a testing site for solar powered crosswalks. Miami-Dade County has installed one such crosswalk at Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Suarez Avenue. The pedestrian crosswalk is equipped with solar panels which power the crossing. A battery backup has the capability of operating for up to five days without charging.
The City’s proactive measures in promoting an environmentally sustainable future for the next generation have generated a lot of attention. For its continuing green efforts, the Broward Audubon Society presented Coral Gables the 2007 Protector of the Climate Award.
For details about all the rules on the water restrictions, use the following URL to access the Miami Web site: www.miami.about.com/od/natureenvironment/a/wateringrules.htm
Climate Change - What You Can Do:http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/home.html
On the Road:http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/road.html
At the Office:http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/office.html
Serve to Preserve: http://www.myfloridaclimate.com/env/home/
Managing Pollution: http://www.miamidade.gov/derm/pollution_air.asp