Office of Sustainability
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Contact

Contact Us
P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283-3966

Physical Address
1400 S. Flores, Unit #2
San Antonio, TX 78204

Phone
210.207.6103

Fax
210.207.6934

E-mail
sustainability@sanantonio.gov 

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Staff

  • Douglas Melnick Email Douglas Melnick
    Chief Sustainability Officer

PUBLIC HEALTH

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As we experience a changing climate, we will see an increases in extreme heat-related illnesses,deteriorated outdoor air quality, increased flooding, an increase in vector-borne diseases, and increased water and flood-related infections. Many of these impacts will be borne by our most vulnerable populations: children, seniors, and our low-income residents.


INFRASTRUCTURE

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A damaged climate threatens the well-being San Antonio residents and the essential infrastructure we depend on. Essential infrastructure systems such as water, energy supply, and transportation will increasingly be compromised by interrelated climate change impacts.



WORLD HERITAGE SITES

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San Antonio is home to the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas, the San Antonio Missions. How will extreme heat, precipitation, and flooding impact this important cultural and economic resource?



MILITARY AND SECURITY

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San Antonio is Military City USA and the US Military has taken a proactive look at what a changing climate means to our national security, as well as military missions worldwide and locally in San Antonio.



ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS

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As the frequency of extreme weather events increases, whether that’s flooding, drought, or hail storms, the San Antonio economy will be impacted by property losses, increased insurance rates, and potential impacts on credit ratings.


The SA Tomorrow Sustainability Plan also provides a foundation for developing a plan to reduce San Antonio’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions that damage our climate, as well as improves our resilience as we prepare for the current and projected local impacts.

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