Sustainability

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    New Interactive MS4 Permit Map

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has developed a new geospatial information system (GIS) mapping website to help local governments with MS4 mapping. Read on...
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    Campus & Community Sustainability Expo

    More than 140 Penn State students will showcase their projects dealing with local sustainability topics at the Campus and Community Sustainability Expo from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7, at the State College Municipal Building. Read on...
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    Centre Region named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community

    On November 17, 2016, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the State College - Centre Region by renewing the area’s designation as a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM (BFC). Read on...
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What does "Sustainability" mean for the Borough?

Sustainability has many different definitions. For State College Borough, sustainability means using best practices to create lasting environmental, economic, societal and fiscal vitality as part of State College's overall mission to enhance the quality of life by fostering a safe, vibrant, diverse and sustainable community; by providing quality, innovative, cost effective services; and by allocating resources efficiently with professionalism, integrity, transparency and accountability.

Council Support


State College is serious about sustainability. State College Borough Council committed to sustainability in 2007 when it passed Resolution 944, a Commitment to be a Climate Protection Community, with a set of goals targeting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Mayor Elizabeth Goreham strongly supports initiatives to create a more environmentally-friendly State College. She speaks often about her passion for the environment, leads community bike rides, and more.

Resolution 944 Final Report

Management Support


In April of 2010, State College Manager Thomas J. Fountaine established the Manager's Committee on Sustainability, an action-based employee task force, to increase collaboration between municipal departments on issues regarding the economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and community resilience of State College Borough. The Sustainability Committee seeks to develop initiatives aimed at increasing staff knowledge, developing community partnerships and fostering sustainable best management practices.

Contact the Sustainability Committee
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Contact Us

  1. Sustainability Committee
    Alan Sam
    Environmental Coordinator
    243 South Allen Street
    State College, PA 16801
    (814) 234-7140
    (814) 231-7197 (fax)
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    Hours of Operation
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Monday through Friday
    Excluding Holidays
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