​​​​ Environmental Quality and Sustainability Committee



Urban Heat Island/ Tree & Shade Subcommittee

The Urban Heat Island/ Tree and Shade Subcommittee of the City of Phoenix Environmental Quality and Sustainability Commission releases their draft recommendations to increase shade within the City of Phoenix

A copy of the draft recommendations can be found by visiting:   http://xiuzhenggeili.com/oepsite/Documents/Tree%20%20Shade%20Draft%20Recommendation%20071119.pdf

BACKGROUND金游棋牌游戏: Following City Council direction, the Environmental Quality and Sustainability Commission (EQSC) created the Urban Heat Island/Tree and Shade Subcommittee.  The purpose of the subcommittee is to evaluate, analyze and recommend policies to address the issues surrounding Urban Heat and to advance implementation of the Phoenix Tree and Shade Master Plan.


金游棋牌游戏Phoenix City Council on March 22, 2017 approved the EQC's name change to better reflect its work. The focus of the Environmental Quality and Sustainability Commission (EQSC) has expanded to embrace the social, ecologic and economic objectives of susta​inability to improve quality of life for current and future generations.

The EQSC identifies and advises the Phoenix City Council on environmental quality and sustainability issues affecting the city and recommends to the City Council policies, positions, roles, and action the city might take to address those issues in a manner that protects, promotes, restores, or enchances the city's natural and built environments.

EQSC also announced the release of the city's most recent sustainability report.  The 2015-16 sustainability report highlights the accomplishments achieved thus far by the city and the 2050 ​Environmental Sustainability goals, which reflect the community's desired outcomes for a socially, economically and environmentally resilient city.  

EQSC Welcomes New Chair & Vice Chair!

Colin Tetreault, Principal, S2 Consulting and Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability is now serving as Chair of the EQSC.  Elyse Giudas, Executive Director, Farm Express by Discovery Triangle and public health policy expert serves as Vice Chair.

Message from EQSC Chair Colin Teatreault

The Environmental Quality and Sustainability Commission isthe leading non-partisan sustainability-based citizen advisory body in thestate of Arizona. The Commission engages the public, recommends policy, andacts as an honest broker in advancing sustainability within the city andbeyond. Working in partnership with the community,businesses, NGO’s, and all levels of government, we are committed toadvocating for and advancing solutions that make a demonstrable impact for all.


Creating a sustainable Phoenix is in our shared interest. Byaddressing pressing issues like global climate change, urban heat island, wateravailability, clean energy independence, complete transportation, and circularand inclusive economies we can create a socially just, environmentallybeautiful, and economically prosperous future. It won’t be easy, but togetherwe can create a 21st-century city for everyone.


Our Commission’s shared passion forthe world is what drives our commitment to you, the public. We encourage you tojoin us in finding the most innovative solutions to our most pressingopportunities.


Please share your thoughts, ideas, recommendations, andsolutions with us. We welcome the opportunity to work with you.


Together for a future for all,