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Sustainability Efforts

The City of Wichita is committed to creating a more sustainable future for our community.

We are moving toward this goal by consistently learning about, creating and adopting more sustainable processes internally, as well as by implementing shifts in the way we approach public services and outreach. These steps are intended to advance the City's overall environmental impact and to improve the quality of life for residents.

Learn more about the efforts each City department is developing to ensure a more vibrant and sustainable Wichita for future generations.

If you have further questions or input about the City of Wichita's sustainability efforts, please email Nina Rasmussen, Environmental Quality Specialist.

You can also join the Sustainability Integration Board listserv for updates and meeting notices.

Sustainability Integration Board meeting schedule:

All meetings occur at Advanced Learning Library 2nd floor boardroom and Zoom unless otherwise noted

  • January 25, 2023 - 6:15pm
  • February 22, 2023 - 6:15pm (1st floor conference room A)
  • March 22, 2023 - 6:15pm (1st floor conference room A)
  • April 26, 2023 - 6:15pm​​​
  • May 24, 2023 - 6:15pm
  • June 28, 2023 - 6:15pm
  • July 26, 2023 - 6:15pm
  • August 23, 2023 - 6:15pm
  • September 27, 2023 - 6:15pm
  • October 25, 2023 - 6:15pm
  • November 15, 2023 - 6:15pm
  • December 13, 2023 - 6:15pm

Sustainability Integration Board Committees

The Sustainability Integration Board operates multiple committees to focus in on specific areas of sustainability and resiliency.

Community Outreach & Education

This committee aims to increase education and awareness of climate issues and the importance of creating resilient communities. They form relationships with local organizations, develop education strategies, and are guided by the priorities set forth from the other committees.

Economic Development

Economic Development works with community stakeholders to promote sustainability actions while also ensuring economic vitality within our community. They will work to develop partnerships with businesses, utilities, and regulatory authorities.

Energy Efficiency & Renewables

This committee seeks to reduce energy burdens, while advocating for enhanced energy codes, renewable implementation and bolstered efficiency in the built environment.

Green Space

Green Space assesses priorities related to recreational spaces and natural habitat in the Wichita community. They also focus on enhancing canopy and reducing urban heat.

Transportation

Transportation looks at improving mobility options for all, including bicycle and pedestrian safety, improved traffic signals, and increased incentives for electric vehicles.


  
Description
expand Department : Airport ‎(1)
expand Department : City Manager’s Office / City Council ‎(1)
expand Department : Fire ‎(1)
expand Department : Golf ‎(1)
expand Department : Library ‎(1)
expand Department : Park and Recreation  ‎(1)
expand Department : Public Works & Utilities ‎(1)
expand Department : Transit ‎(1)

Agendas & Minutes

  
  
expand Year : 2023 ‎(1)
expand Year : 2022 ‎(22)
expand Year : 2021 ‎(2)

Sustainability Scores and Efforts

  
  
2021 CDP Snapshot Report.pdf2021 CDP Snapshot Report
2022 CDP Feedback Report.pdf2022 CDP Feedback Report
CDP and Sustainability Integration Board Update.pdfCDP and Sustainability Integration Board Update

Planning for the Future

Wichita Sustainability Integration Board

Established September 7, 2021, the purpose of the Wichita Sustainability Integration Board is to advise the City Council and City staff on sustainability matters affecting the City’s long-term livability and economic vitality.

Learn more about the Sustainability Integration Board

The Board will collaborate with residents, schools, businesses and other partners to advance the City’s environmental goals, including:

  1. Economic opportunities and energy use practices that optimize financial, health and environmental benefits, including demand reduction, energy efficiency, building and vehicle efficiency, emissions reduction, energy transition, public and active transportation, and renewable energy expansion.
  2. Climate resiliency planning including resource conservation, air and water quality, transportation, land management, education, food systems and quality of life. Waste and material management practices that optimize financial, health and environmental benefits, including waste reduction, recycling, composting and procurement policy.
  3. Community outreach initiatives that help to educate residents and businesses on sustainability initiatives that enhance the quality of life in Wichita.
  4. Affordability and resiliency of all services vital to quality of life.

Apply for the Sustainability Integration Board