Sustainability Office Updates


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We're Hiring!

Join our team as a summer intern and help us manage our innovative South Portland Electric Tool Library (SPETL) and Swap Shop! Please reach out to Julie Rosenbach for more information.

Sustainability Internship summer 2023.pdf

Take our Food Waste/Recycling Survey!

South Portland is exploring different options for recycling and food waste collection. Fill out our online survey to tell us what you think.

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Energy and Water Benchmarking 



829 Sawyer Street (Planning & Development Building)
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Phone number: 207-347-4148
Fax number: 207-767-7620 



The mission of South Portland's Office of Sustainability is to guide the development of policies and practices that simultaneously promote economic well-being, strong community connections, and a healthy environment. The Sustainability Office works directly with all municipal departments, the City's Waste Reduction Committee, the Landcare Management Advisory Committee, and numerous community partners to achieve its mission. 



Climate Goals

The City of South Portland committed to ambitious climate goals that guide the work of the Sustainability Office: 

  1. Reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 80% from 2017 baseline levels by 2050.
  2. Transition to 100% clean renewable energy in municipal operations by 2040.
  3. Build the resilience of our neighborhoods, infrastructure, and ecosystems to prepare for, withstand, and recover from the impacts of climate change.

The Cities of Portland and South Portland developed a joint climate action & adaptation plan that charts a course to meeting these shared goals. One Climate Future is an innovative regional approach that lays out the steps to achieving aggressive carbon reduction goals, growing a circular economy, building community resilience, and creating more just and equitable cities. The South Portland City Council officially adopted the plan on October 13, 2020.


Sustainability Department Work Plan for FY23