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Environmental Services & Sustainability
About the Office
The Environmental Services and Sustainability Office provides services to create and maintain a healthy environment for citizens, provide operational cost savings through environmental compliance support, and promotes resource reduction policy and community engagement. With this directive, the primary objectives are to:

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive sustainability plan to guide compliance with City energy use and carbon equivalent reduction commitments
  • Develop external funding and partnerships to support City sustainability goals
  • Provide technical assistance on strategies to achieve cost savings through resource conservation and efficiency
  • Assist with environmental compliance efforts in regulated activities of City operations
  • Develop and implement community education, outreach, and forums for stakeholder engagement

The Environmental Services and Sustainability Office is developing a Sustainability Plan. In 2007, City Council adopted The Green Roadmap, the sustainability plan for Chatham County, which will guide the City of Savannah's Sustainability Plan.  In 2016, we are developing sustainability goals to improve resource efficiency and enhance environmental services across the City of Savannah, in areas like water conservation, mobility, energy efficiency, green space and solid waste reduction.  

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Contact Us

Nick Deffley
Environmental Services & Sustainability Director
Ph: (912) 651-6909

Ashley Helmholdt
Environmental Services & Sustainability Coordinator
Ph: (912) 651-6950

Laura Walker
Water Resources
Environmental Administrator
Ph: (912) 651-2221

John Bonam
Solid Waste
Environmental Administrator
Ph: (912) 651-6580

Mailing Address
Environmental Services & Sustainability Office
P.O. Box 1027
Savannah, GA 31402