Be Part of our Sustainability Action Plan
A Sustainable City is one that builds economic, environmental, and social prosperity while ensuring it has essential resources for future generations. Play a role in Sunrise's long-term success: Join us in developing our Sustainability Action Plan!
You're invited to review the Sustainability Action Plan and submit specific concerns, ideas for reasonable alternatives, or to provide knowledge about additional policy recommendations. Comments will be accepted from Sept. 4th - October 4th, 2018. In addition to clicking the link above, the Sustainability Action Plan can also be reviewed in person upon request at City Hall.
Please submit feedback to Sustainability@SunriseFL.gov or by mail to the Sustainability Office at 777 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway, Sunrise, FL 33325.
The second public meeting on the plan was help on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Nob Hill Clubhouse located at 10200 Sunset Strip, Sunrise, FL 33322. Participants in this process have helped to design strategies to:
- Reduce energy consumption
- Conserve resources
- Support economic growth
- Enhance quality of life
For more information about the plan - and other Good and Green initiatives - call (954) 888-6023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Our Process
As an important preliminary step in developing the Sunrise Sustainability Action Plan, the City’s consulting team drafted an Existing Conditions Memo [PDF] which details the following:
Gap Analysis. Effective sustainability planning begins with an understanding of Sunrise’s current performance, which provides a starting point against which progress can be measured. The Gap Analysis section of the Memo provides specific recommendations for improving data collection and references specific items included in the original data request.
Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The greenhouse gas inventory allows Sunrise to understand its contribution to heat-trapping pollution changing the climate. It includes both citywide (Community) and Local Government Operations (LGOP) emissions sources.
Greenhouse Gas Emission Forecast. While a greenhouse gas inventory is a baseline for measuring and reporting emissions, a greenhouse gas forecast projects changes in emissions over time. The projection estimates how factors such as population growth, energy use, water use, and transportation demands might affect emissions under a business-as-usual scenario (which assumes no policy or technology changes are implemented that would affect the greenhouse gas baseline).
Baseline Assessment. Establishing a baseline assessment for key sustainability performance areas is crucial in order to identify opportunities and quantify progress. Baselines of Sunrise’s use of electricity, natural gas, water, fleet energy, and waste management energy were developed utilizing data from 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Vulnerability Assessment. The Vulnerability Assessment is an analysis of the potential current and future climate change hazards related to sea-level rise and flood risks from precipitation and weather events for Sunrise. The report provides high-level analysis and literature-based review of current and future flooding and precipitation vulnerability within Sunrise and provides related recommendations.
Sustainability Tools for Assessment and Rating Communities (STAR). The STAR Community Rating System is a comprehensive framework used to assess overall community sustainability in municipalities across the nation. STAR measures economic, environmental, and social factors within a municipality, and groups them into the following categories: Built Environment; Climate & Energy; Economy & Jobs; Education, Arts, & Community; Equity & Empowerment; Health & Safety; Natural Systems; and Innovation & Process. STAR gives municipalities the ability to assess current sustainability initiatives and set a baseline for future goals.