Sustainability in Roanoke

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Language Assistance

If you do not speak, read, or write English well, the City will provide an interpreter at no cost to you!  This is available for all services and programs the City offers.  For language assistance, please call 540-853-2000 and press 2.

Asistencia Lingüística

Si usted no habla, lee, o escribe el inglés bien, ¡la Ciudad proporcionará un intérprete sin costo a usted!  La interpretación está disponible por todos servicios y programas que ofrece la Ciudad.   Para obtener asistencia lingüística, por favor llame a 540-853-2000 y oprime el 2.

Climate Action Plan 2023

The City's new Climate Action Plan is ready for review!

The Office of Sustainability has been hard at work for the past few months creating the new Climate Action Plan. This plan covers important topics such as heat in our communities, the effects of climate change on human health, and how to lower energy bills and emissions while promoting renewable energy. We want our community to review the draft and let us know your thoughts, ideas, and concerns. Please see the plan and survey below!


The Sustainability and Climate Resiliency Division strives to guide and inform the City using the best science available, enhancing knowledge of risks and impacts of climate change along with strategies to adapt, mitigate harm, and increase resilience with equitable access & participation in sustainable community solutions to limit warming to 1.5-2°C (2.7-3.6°F) by 2050.


All City of Roanoke residents acknowledge current and future climate change risk and successfully adapt resilient and sustainable ways of life that protect human wellbeing, livelihoods and economic systems, & the natural environment from future harm.


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Climate Action Plan and Survey

We invite you to view the full plan or individual chapters below. We value your comments and appreciate your input! Please take the time to have your thoughts and concerns heard using this survey by June 16, 2023. 

Full Draft of Climate Action Plan 2023

Chapter 1 -  Introduction

Chapter 2 - The Climate Science

Chapter 3 - Human Health

Chapter 4- Creating Community Resilience

Chapter 5 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Chapter 6 - Buildings

Chapter 7 - Transportation

Chapter 8 - Natural Resources

Chapter 9 - Waste

Chapter 10 - Resources

CAP Climate Goals