Sustainability and Resiliency Office

Sustainability and Resiliency, an office within County Administration, strives to make Pinellas County more sustainable and resilient to current vulnerabilities and future conditions, promote the wise use of resources, and reduce our overall carbon footprint, through internal governmental practices and external community services.

Quick Facts

What is sustainability?

Sustainability is the ability to maintain or improve standards of living without damaging or depleting natural resources for present and future generations

In short: The capacity to endure

What is resiliency?

Resiliency, or resilience, is the ability to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant threats with minimum damage to social well-being, the economy, and the environment

In short: The capacity to prepare and adapt

Silver LEED Certification

Pinellas County has earned a Silver LEED for Cities and Communities certification for leadership in energy and environmental design.

Accomplishments

Developing the County’s first Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan

This action plan will set the foundation for all of the County’s sustainability and resiliency policies and initiatives.

Developed a Sea-Level Rise Tool for Capital Planning

The County developed a guidance tool to help ensure that Pinellas County buildings, roads, bridges and other infrastructure are resilient to the impacts of sea-level rise and flooding.

Conducting a new Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

We’re conducting a comprehensive analysis of the carbon footprint of County operations and unincorporated Pinellas County communities.

News & Stories

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August 17, 2022

Annual update of local hazard mitigation strategy plan complete

Pinellas County, its municipal partners and other stakeholders have updated this year’s Pinellas County local hazard mitigation strategy (LMS). The LMS is…

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