Helen Peplowski, Sustainability Project Analyst, 336-397-7929
About our office
The Office of Sustainability is responsible for researching and recommending improvements concerning greenhouse gas emissions and energy use on an annual basis. This office was also given the appointment to analyze the latest in trends of what the City of Winston-Salem is doing to provide services that reflect the city's leadership in energy and environmental awareness.
What is Sustainability?
The most widely accepted definition of sustainability is meeting the needs of today without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This topic also spans a huge range of issues, from energy efficiency to housing to the local economy.
What we're working on now
Our office is working on creating the City of Winston-Salem's first Master Sustainability Plan. It will be a combination of goals identified from the STAR Communities project described above, current sustainability goals our city has previously identified, and suggestions from the public.
Sustainability Feedback Form
We are looking for input from residents regarding sustainability efforts in the city. Think about where the city is now and where you would like it to be as it relates to the six topics listed in the form below. Please provide specific comments or suggestions in the comment box if you would like to provide further insight into your rankings. This information will help us better prioritize sustainability efforts for the future. If you would like an idea of other topics you could comment on, see the STAR Communities image.