The Delaware County Sustainability Commission is charged with providing reviews and recommendations to Delaware County Council and pertinent County departments regarding the preservation and protection of the natural and cultural environment of Delaware County, including:
Recommendations regarding best environmental and energy practices in the areas of buildings, facilities and operations; fuels, vehicles, and transportation food; responsible purchasing; housing; energy sources; air quality; stormwater management; natural and cultural resource protection, wildlife preservation; and climate change
Identification of and assessment of environmental and energy policies the County has adopted and recommendations to promote and educate about the County’s environmental and energy initiatives.
Identification and recommendations regarding voluntary actions, projects, and programs for municipalities, businesses, non-profits, and other partners to implement County environmental and energy policies.
Creation, review and ongoing input into a Delaware County Sustainability Action Plan.
Recommendation of Triple Bottom Line*-related actions, projects, and programs to Council for implementation.
The Delaware County Sustainability Commission was created by a resolution of Delaware County Council adopted on February 19, 2020 and amended and restated on October 6, 2021.
County Council retains the power to amend the purposes and powers of the Commission and to abolish the Commission at any time in its sole discretion.
The Sustainability Commission is presently developing the County’s first sustainability plan. The plan will be used as a guiding document for the County in its efforts to become sustainable and resilient. We want your feedback, as County residents, business owners and everyone who has a stake in the County’s sustainability efforts. Please send your comments about what you think should be included in the County’s first sustainability plan at SustainDelco@co.delaware.pa.us.
* Triple bottom line aims to measure the financial, social, and environmental performance of an organization over time, and consists of three elements: profit, people, and the planet.