The Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability develops, promotes, and implements sustainable practices through education, community partnerships, and performance management.
Tacoma’s Approach to Sustainability
Sustainability is a term that describes taking care of the environment, economy, and community in a way that allows present and future generations to thrive. Sustainability is less a specific outcome than a means to an end; it involves taking the long view and recognizing the integrated nature of the world and that natural resources are finite. A sustainable approach embeds these concepts in day-to-day decisions and aligns interests and actions toward shared community goals.
In Tacoma, we strive to achieve an exceptional quality of life for every generation and leave a legacy of stewardship. We work together to achieve lasting and equitable prosperity; build safe, healthy, vibrant communities; and minimize our negative impacts in order to conserve the natural resources that sustain us.
The City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability is recruiting an AmeriCorps member to join their team as the Sustainability Specialist. This position would serve with the Sustainability Manager to increase environmental awareness and positive behavior change through community outreach, education and staff engagement. Our goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts while facilitating a fast-paced and fun teamwork environment.
To learn more and apply by July 7, 2016 view the Sustainability Specialist Position Description. Interviews will take place the week of July 18.