Sustainability Integration Board

Meetings

  • 6:15 pm
  • Advanced Learning Library
    711 West 2nd Street N
    2nd Floor Boardroom
    Wichita, KS 67203

Meetings can also be attended virtually on Zoom.

Overview

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 via Onboard.

Collaboration with the Community

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Community outreach initiatives that help to educate residents and businesses on sustainability initiatives that enhance the quality of life in Wichita
  • Affordability and resiliency of all services vital to quality of life

Committees

The Sustainability Integration Board operates multiple committees to focus 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 by 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 habitats 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.

Apply for the Sustainability Integration Board

Apply for the Sustainability Integration Board by completing an online application.

Stay Up to Date

Join the Sustainability Integration Board listserv for updates and meeting notices.