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City of Tacoma Earth Day report
View the City of Tacoma's Earth Day report, which highlights the City’s progress toward sustainable operations through a reduction in use of paper, electricity and petroleum fuel.
Climate Action Plan Report 2008-2012
Five years after the adoption of Tacoma’s first Climate Action Plan, we reflect on the progress Tacoma has made in accomplishing the strategies identified in the plan. Read the highlights and status report in Tacoma’s Climate Action Plan Final Report 2008-2012.
Interested in backyard chickens?
Tacoma City Council recently adopted changes to the municipal code regarding poultry.
Healthy Homes, Healthy Neighborhoods: Wapato Lake
New project underway to help residents make homes healthier, more efficient
Sustainable Tacoma Grants
16 organizations have been awarded grants for projects in 2012.
Tacoma’s Approach to Sustainability
Sustainability is a term that describes taking care of the environment, economy, and community in a way that allows present and future generations to thrive. Sustainability is less a specific outcome than a means to an end; it involves taking the long view and recognizing the integrated nature of the world and that natural resources are finite. A sustainable approach embeds these concepts in day-to-day decisions and aligns interests and actions toward shared community goals.
In Tacoma, we strive to achieve an exceptional quality of life for every generation and leave a legacy of stewardship. We work together to achieve lasting and equitable prosperity; build safe, healthy, vibrant communities; and minimize our negative impacts in order to conserve the natural resources that sustain us.
Office of Sustainability Manager