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City Council Adopts 2030 Climate Action Plan

November 30, 2021

On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, the Tacoma City Council unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 40878 committing the City of Tacoma to implement the 2030 Tacoma Climate Action Plan (CAP). Based on a 14-month input process involving over 1,000 community members, the Plan sets Tacoma on a path for a carbon-neutral community by 2050, with proposed investments in healthy, affordable housing; clean, reliable transportation; protections for public health; and good-paying, green jobs by 2050. Read more

AmeriCorps Member, Sustainability Specialist 2021-2022 Position is Open!

June 8, 2021

Improve lives and help our Tacoma community thrive by connecting people to environmental information and resources! If you are passionate about environmental and social justice, and enjoy collaborative and creative problem solving - this unique opportunity to remove barriers and increase access to Tacoma's environmental resources is for you. 


Why join our team? The Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability is a small team that embraces new and innovative ideas, and will encourage you to lead and professionally grow. You will also earn a $2,876 monthly stipend with health insurance and a $6,195 education award upon service term completion. Apply by July 11, 2021.

Sustainability Office Celebrates Earth Day with Release of 2019 Environmental Action Plan Progress Report

April 22, 2020

Just in time for Earth Day, the City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability (OEPS) has released the 2019 Environmental Action Plan (EAP) Progress Report, providing the latest updates on the City’s environmental goals and initiatives. Progress was made in each of the six categories of sustainability... Read more


Sustainability and T-Town Expos to be Rescheduled

March 9, 2020
Out of an abundance of caution and in recognition of community concerns, we have decided to reschedule the South Sound Sustainability Expo that was to take place on Saturday, March 14 as well as the T-Town City Services Expo that was to take place on... Read more


East 40th Street Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project is Recognized for Excellence

January 31, 2020
The City of Tacoma’s East 40th Street Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project has received Greenroads Silver Certification from the... Read more


Sustainable Tacoma Commission Applications Due January 12

December 30, 2019
The purpose of the Commission is to bring resident participation and accountability to the implementation of Tacoma’s Environmental Action Plan, and to communicate and encourage public involvement in sustainability issues... Read more


Residential Curbside Recycling Changes Start January 1

December 18, 2019
Changes to the City of Tacoma’s residential curbside recycling program, known as Recycle Reset, will take effect on... Read more


City Council Approves Climate Emergency Resolution

December 10, 2019
The Tacoma City Council passed Resolution No. 40509 on Tuesday, December 10, declaring a climate emergency... Read more


Electric Vehicle Readiness Requirements Expanding in Tacoma

December 10, 2019
The Tacoma City Council voted to pass Ordinance 28640 expanding and aligning the City’s electric vehicle charging... Read more