Office of Sustainability

City of Chattanooga

About Us

The Office of Sustainability is committed to the advancement of sustainable projects and solutions through local and national initiatives which conserve resources, protect the environment, advance sustainability and support current and future residents of the City of Chattanooga and the state of Tennessee. 

Our Initiatives

Discover the unique sustainability projects the city is involved with. 

Work Done By Our Sustainability Interns

Interns Pick Up Garbage on Their Lunch Break

By Mady Hazen

Today, interns Laura and Mady picked up garbage items from the Bessie Smith lawn during their lunch break. They were walking around the facility to view the Blue Trees (see Blue Trees blog post) on site when they noticed an area heavily littered. Mady’s favorite sustainability quote is from the Lorax, saying, “Unless someone like…

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Staples/Rubbermaid Recycling

By Mady Hazen

Today Erik Schmidt, Director of Sustainability, and interns Mady and Learyn met with representatives from Staples and Rubbermaid to talk about furthering our recycling areas through an expansion of recycling receptacles located on City property. Rubbermaid brought their recycling showcase truck and toured us through some of their available products. We are excited to continue…

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First GreenTeam Sustainability Committee Meeting

By Mady Hazen

Today our sustainability committee met for the first time! This project has been in the making for about a month now, working with department heads on appointing the right employee to represent their department. We are calling this committee the GreenTeam, and it is focused on creating greener policies and more sustainable practices for City…

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GreenTeam: Sustainability Committee Meeting

By Mady Hazen

Today the GreenTeam reconvened to discuss what we have been working on for the past few weeks since our last meeting. Since our first meeting, our intern Mady met individually with each committee member to discuss the sustainable ventures of their respective department. This gave us great insight into what we are already doing, what…

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City of Chattanooga
City of Chattanooga

Office of Sustainability

(423) 643-7822

sustainability@chattanooga.gov

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