Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Peoria's Commitment to Sustainability

Sustain and GainThe City of Peoria's sustainability efforts seek to reduce the city’s effect on the environment, conserve energy, and encourage citizens to meet their needs without compromising the needs of the future. Living in a desert environment makes it even more important to work together as a community to conserve, be wise, and thrive.



Sustainable University

Sustainable UniversityPeoria's Sustainable University is a gateway to help residents proactively live in harmony with their natural surroundings. All the courses at Sustainable U have one thing in common: to empower residents to make small changes toward a sustainable future. Sustainable U offers a variety of courses and workshops about landscape watering and design, energy efficiency, residential solar, gardening, composting, and recycling among others. Come grow with us, Sustainable U awaits you. Get more details about Sustainable U.


2020 Sustain & Gain Brochure

Sustain-and-Gain-2020Recognized as a statewide and regional leader in sustainability and known for our exceptional quality of life, it’s no wonder the city of Peoria was ranked seventh in the America’s 50 Best Cities to Live list by Yahoo Finance. Our approach to urban planning safeguards our most precious resources through our energy efficiency projects, LEED building designs, open space planning and smart water management principles.

Read more about Sustainability in the 2020 Sustain & Gain brochure (PDF)




Sustainability Action Plan

Sustainability Action PlanThe City of Peoria established a Sustainability Green Team to help city departments continue to develop sustainability-oriented goals, tracking success metrics, and encourage cross-communication. For Peoria, sustainability means working together to make a difference, while encouraging community-wide sustainability through interactions with citizens via online resources, social media outlets, public forums, and the exchange of ideas. The action plan attached below was updated in 2016 and a new version is currently in the works.


Old Town Community Gardens

Community GardenPeoria’s inaugural community garden began as an empty lot in the heart of Peroia’s townsite, and grew into a thriving place of community and learning. Once an aesthetic blemish in Peoria’s old town, the parcel, has now become a beautiful, healthy garden where the community is producing sustainable, local, organic food! Visit the garden at the corner of 83rd Avenue and Madison Street. Garden boxes are available to residents who want to grow their own flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs. For more information or to reserve a box, call 623-773-7436.


Energy Efficiency


The City of Peoria received LEED Gold Certification on the Community Center Project. Learn more about features of green buildings.


Educational Resource Links

Contact Information:

Sustainability and Water Conservation
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
(623) 773-7861 or (623) 773-8450

Utility Customer Service
7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday
(623) 773-7160