We are nearing completion of Scottsdale's first Community Sustainability Plan and want your feedback on the most recent draft!

Public comments are being accepted through April 30, 2024.

City Council is scheduled to consider adoption of the plan at their May 21, 2024, meeting.

The Scottsdale Community Sustainability Plan helps us envision and realize our future as a sustainable, resilient and thriving community that embraces a comprehensive approach for achieving ambitious targets. As imagined by City Council and by Scottsdale voters through the approved 2035 General Plan, this plan will enhance and expand the work already being done by city staff, residents and businesses. The plan provides a roadmap and specific action steps for achieving long-term targets and will require cohesive implementation by the City of Scottsdale, businesses, civic organizations and individual members of the community.

Why a Sustainability Plan?

Scottsdale is well-known for livability, unparalleled leisure and world-class amenities. The diversity and natural beauty of Scottsdale's landscapes are among its defining features, and the city has long championed environmental stewardship while maintaining a high quality of life for residents, visitors and businesses.

As Scottsdale nears build-out, expanding our sustainability efforts will be even more important. The city understands that without thoughtful planning and stewardship, our environment and quality of life may be negatively impacted by long-standing practices and systemic trends. The plan's key elements - energy, water, waste, air quality and extreme heat - all improve our natural environment. But the proposed solutions also bring other positive outcomes - including cost savings, health and safety improvements, equity and economic vitality.


  • April 2024
    2022 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

  • March 2024
    City Council Work Study Session

  • November 2023
    City Council Work Study Session

  • July 2023
    City Council Work Study Session

  • March 2023
    City Council Work Study Session

  • January 2023

  • October 2022
    Draft Plan released for public comment

    Community workshops on Oct. 25 & 27

  • September 2022
    Sept. 13 - City Council Work Session

  • June 2022
    Presentations at Scottsdale Environmental Advisory Commission

  • May 2022
    Presentations at Scottsdale Environmental Advisory Commission

  • May 2022
    Community workshops held on May 16 & 17

  • December 2021 - May 2022
    Staff workshops

  • November 2021
    “Scottsdale Sustainability Scan Report” completed by ASU

  • August 2021
    Contract with Arizona State University's Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service began.

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