Sustainability


Sustainability is the process of addressing environmental responsibility, economic development, and social equity in a manner that balances existing demands for products and services with the need to protect and enhance the community’s environmental resources. “Sustainable” is an adjective describing those practices that encompass sustainability in their implementation. Sustainable strategies satisfy the current needs of the local community while acknowledging and considering how actions impact future generations and global concerns.
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A Greener Greenville

In 2011, City Council established the Green Ribbon Advisory Committee to advise City Council and City staff on the development of programs and initiatives, including the development of a Sustainability and Climate Action Plan, to reduce the City's environmental impact and distinguish Greenville as a leader in sustainability efforts.

The Green Ribbon Advisory Committee also features the following ad-hoc subcommittees: Energy & Buildings, Mobility, Natural Systems, and Recycling & Waste Management. Read more about their goals, strategies, and tasks.

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EV Charging Stations

 

To encourage and support the use of low-emission vehicles, the City has installed electric vehicle charging stations in many of its parking facilities. While there is no cost to use the chargers (beyond the regular garage rates), there is a four-hour limit per day. 

Charging Station Locations

RiverPlace Garage
300 River Street
2 stations

Poinsett Garage
25 W McBee Avenue
4 stations

South Spring Street Garage 
316 S Spring Street
2 stations

Church Street Garage
320 N Church Street
2 stations

Liberty Square Garage
65 Beattie Place
2 stations

Commons Garage
60 Beattie Place
2 stations

Richardson Street Garage
66 Richardson Street
4 stations

Broad Street Garage
135 E. Broad Street
2 stations

ONE City Plaza Garage
34 Richardson Street
2 stations

SCDHEC Offering Free Radon Test Kits



Radon is a naturally-occurring, invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that is dispersed in outdoor air but can reach harmful levels when trapped in buildings. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer-related deaths each year.

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) encourages all South Carolinians to test their homes for radon so they can find it, fix it and potentially save a life. Elevated levels of radon have been found in homes in almost every county in South Carolina and testing is the only way to determine if your home is trapping the gas. To order your free radon test kit, visit www.scdhec.gov/radon or call 1-800-768-0362.