The Office of Sustainability is responsible for researching and recommending improvements concerning greenhouse gas emissions and energy use. This office also seeks to analyze the latest trends and what the City of Winston-Salem is doing to provide services that reflect the city's leadership in energy and environmental awareness.

The Office of Sustainability includes the Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful program, the Recycle Today program, and the Think Orange Campaign for food resilience.

FY 22-23 Projects

In this year's budget, funding is designated to shift the recycling program to in-house collection by city crews, rather than continuing to contract with Waste Management for that service. A dedicated operating budget was also designated for the Kimberley Park Hydroponic Farm.

Staff is working to replace the EV charging station located at the tennis courts at Central Park, install three new level 2 charging stations through the Duke Energy Electric Vehicle Pilot Program, and install a new level 2 charging station in the 6th/Cherry/Trad Street Parking Deck with funds awarded through the NC DEQ Volkswagen Settlement Fund. The office has also received bids for the installation of solar panels on the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, estimated to start work in January 2023.

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City Sustainability Feedback Survey

We are looking for input from residents regarding sustainability efforts in the city. What actions would you like to see the city work on in any of the following areas:

  • Climate and Energy
  • Transportation
  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental Improvements
  • Social Equity
  • Waste

Please include specific comments or suggestions if you would like to provide further insight into your rankings. This information will help us better prioritize sustainability efforts for the future. View the City Sustainability Feedback Survey.