Office of Sustainability
Municipal Sustainability

Overview

San Antonio’s municipal government will take the lead on greenhouse gas mitigation efforts within the City. While municipal government operations only account for 3% of the city’s total GHG emissions, the municipal mitigation strategies established in SA Climate Ready(PDF) set a significant reduction goal that allows the City to pilot approaches before implementing them in the broader community.

Department Programs & Initiatives

As an organization, the City of San Antonio strives for sustainable operations in every department. This section includes a list of city departments and some of their latest sustainability initiatives.

Learn more about Department Programs & Initiatives

Economic Development Department

In addition to providing tax abatements for organizations that promote City-supported sustainability initiatives, Economic Development, a leader in climate action, also promotes the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. PACE is an innovative financing tool that allows owners of commercial, industrial, nonprofit, and large multi-family residential properties access to low-cost, long-term loans to conduct energy efficiency and water conservation improvements to real property.

Learn more about the Economic Development Department and PACE

Energy Efficiency Fund

The Energy Efficiency Fund is one of the only programs in the state that provides ongoing funding to municipal building projects.

Learn more about the Energy Efficiency Fund

Health

Through Ozone Action Days, the Ozone Attainment Master Plan, and programs like ¡Por Vida! and Healthy Corner Stores, the Metropolitan Health District demonstrates leadership in climate action.

Learn more about Health Living and a Healthy Environment

Parks & Recreation

Did you know that the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System is a growing network of approximately 69 miles of developed multi-use trails? Explore the nearest greenway trail or park in your neighborhood.

Learn more about Parks

Solid Waste - ReWorksSA

A division of the Solid Waste Management Department, ReWorksSA helps businesses plug into the circular economy by connecting them with resources and easy-to-use toolkits.

Learn more about ReWorksSA and how your business can get certified

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Energy Efficiency Fund (EEF)

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Clean Air For Kids!

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Educate & Empower

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