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​The Office of Sustainability leads by inspiring environmental, economic, and neighborhood vitality through collaboration, education, and community action. 

Browse the pages of this site for information on our initiatives and resources to help you practice sustainability every day.


Community members invited to comment on draft plan and participate in a public workshop

The City of Indianapolis is thrilled to announce the release of its draft sustainability and resilience action plan, Thrive Indianapolis, for public comment. This plan aims to chart a course for an Indianapolis that is equitable, healthier and prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. The plan will be available for public comment until December 26th, 2018.

To build this plan, City departments, County agencies, community partners and residents worked together to identify two overarching goals, 16 objectives and 62 ambitious actions to position our city as a leader on community sustainability, climate resilience and mitigation.

Indianapolis was just selected as one of 20 cities in Bloomberg Philanthropies' American Cities Climate Challenge, a two-year acceleration program that will support implementation of the Thrive plan. 

Please take a moment to review the draft plan and provide your comments here.

​​​​​The 2019 Indianapolis Sustainability Summit is designed to bring together residents and community leaders for a productive day of workshops and networking, with the ultimate goal of mobilizing community action. The second-annual Sustainability Summit, slated for Wednesday, April 17, 2019, will take place at the IUPUI campus. Event details to follow. View for sponsorship opportunities:2019 Summit Sponsorship Package.pdf2019 Summit Sponsorship Package.pdf 

Indianapolis has a subscription curbside recycling program as well as #IndyRecycling drop-off locations located throughout Marion County. For more information, click here.​

The Office of Sustainability's Native Planting Area program ​allows you to turn your yard into a habitat for local wildlife. For more information on the program and resources to get you started, click here​.

The ​Office of Sustainability is spearheading efforts to promote urban gardening as both a solution to food insecurity and a community-building opportunity. To learn more, click here.
The Office of Sustainability runs a public outreach initiative called Knozone to engage residents in improving local air quality. Check out the knozone website here
​Citizens of Marion County can take advantage of this free resource to properly dispose of household hazardous waste. Click here for hours, locations, and accepted items.


Katie Robinson

Matt Mosier
Senior Manager

Cristina Padilla
Project Manager

MaCie' Moore
Community Engagement Manager