The Environmental Advisory Board gives the City Council advice on matters related to environmental quality and promotes environmental protection standards and policies to the public.
The next EAB meeting will be Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 4 p.m. This meeting will be in-person in Room 303 of the Raleigh Municipal Building.
View Environmental Advisory Board agendas
The public is welcome to attend the EAB meetings. If you would like to attend a meeting and provide a comment, please complete this form to register to make a public comment. If you would like to contact a member, please e-mail us.
- The Environmental Advisory Board supports the implementation of the Community Climate Action Plan
- Raleigh partnered on an Urban Heat Island project last summer. The Urban Heat Island Mapping results are now available and you can find out about Raleigh's hot spots. Additional Information about the project and about volunteering is available here.
- The Environmental Awards program, 2020 Environmental Award winners, 2021 Environmental Award winners, and 2022 Environmental Award winners!
- Environmental Advisory Board's most recent Annual Report and current work plan.
The Environmental Advisory Board is an all volunteer board created by the City Council in 2006. The City Council also deemed it in the public interest and affirmed the importance of protecting the environment by creating the board that provides the Council with expert and comprehensive advice on various matters related to environmental quality and safety.
The specific actions that have been taken by the City Council from the board are:
- The establishment of a goal of 20 percent reduction in fossil fuel consumption by the city fleet from 2006 levels within five years;
- Established Energy Efficient Building Standards - LEED Silver Certification for all new city construction and additions encompassing 10,000 gross square feet or more;
- Endorsed the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, committing to develop a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy for the City of Raleigh;
- Accepted the comments and suggestions from the board's collaborative review of the environmental policies in the 2030 Comprehensive Plan to enhance the sustainable aspects;
- Received the report from the board on development incentives and policies that encourage sustainable practices among private development and which would be the most applicable to Raleigh; and,
- Supports the City of Raleigh's Annual Environmental Awards program.
- Raleigh became a member of Bee City USA in 2017. This is a joint effort between the city and community partners to continue to educate the public and provide support for pollinators and habitats in Raleigh. Raleigh has committed to create sustainable habitats for pollinators.
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