Office of Resilience & Sustainability


 

 

The Mayor's Office of Resilience & Sustainability (ORS) focuses on environmental stewardship and climate resilience in New Orleans.  Working in partnership with city departments, state and federal agencies, and community groups, ORS advises on policies and projects that impact our city.  We use the city's Resilience Strategy, Climate Equity Report, and Climate Action Plan as guides to do work across multiple sectors:

  • Economic
  • Environmental
  • Infrastructure
  • Social

ORS leads the policy development, implementation, and outreach for many resilience-building projects throughout the city. 

Our office has a wide range of duties.  These have included updating the City's Climate Action Plan in 2022,  as well as managing the development of green infrastructure and stormwater management projects.  We also develop federal funding applications for city infrastructure initiatives among other duties.  We aim to pave the way for projects that will make New Orleans a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable city for all our residents.






 

 

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Office of Resilience & Sustainability

(504) 658-4965 Email Office of Resilience & Sustainability
1300 Perdido Street Rm. 8E08 New Orleans, LA 70112

Monday- Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Closed Saturday & Sunday

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July 22, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Announces $49.9 Million EPA Award for Climate Pollution Reduction

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the City of New Orleans has been awarded $49.9 million under the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) Program. This significant funding will support the implementation of critical greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction measures over the next five years, reinforcing New Orleans’ commitment to environmental sustainability and climate resilience. New Orleans is honored to be one of only three cities to receive funding through this program.

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July 19, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans to Host Second Set of Lincoln Beach Redevelopment Master Plan Public Meetings on July 25 and 27

The City of New Orleans, Office of Resilience & Sustainability and the Lincoln Beach Redevelopment Master Plan Consultant team, led by Sasaki Associates, Inc., will host the second set of public engagement meetings in New Orleans East next week on Thursday, July 25 and Saturday, July 27.    

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June 10, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Together New Orleans Launches 11th Community Lighthouse in New Orleans to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Together New Orleans, a broad-based coalition of congregations and community-based organizations, today installed solar panels at the Christian Unity Baptist Church (1700 Conti St.), marking the near completion of the organization’s 11th Community Lighthouse in New Orleans and the sixth location utilizing funds from the City of New Orleans. This installation comes at the start of hurricane season, which weather forecasters predict could be the most active season in the Atlantic on record. 

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May 30, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Reminds Youth Serving Organizations of the Bloomberg Youth Climate Action Fund Applications Opening June 1

On May 15, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced that the City of New Orleans was selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ new Youth Climate Action Fund, which will provide technical assistance and funding to activate tens of thousands of young people ages 15 – 24 to design, produce and govern urgent climate solutions in cities across the globe. New Orleans joined the Fund alongside cities from around the world, which together spans 38 countries across six continents, representing over 62 million residents. 

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May 15, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Mayor Cantrell Announces City of New Orleans Joins Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Youth Climate Action Fund to Activate Young People in Driving Solutions

Mayor LaToya Cantrell today announced that the City of New Orleans will join Bloomberg Philanthropies’ new Youth Climate Action Fund, which will provide technical assistance and funding to activate tens of thousands of young people ages of 15 – 24 years to design, produce and govern urgent climate solutions in cities across the globe. With 84 percent of youth around the world reporting that they are worried climate change threatens people and the planet, this initiative grants young people the opportunity to get directly involved in tackling this global issue. New Orleans joins the Fund alongside cities from around the world, which together spans 38 countries across six continents, representing over 62 million residents. 

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April 23, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans, Partners Awarded Federal Grant to Reduce Food Waste and Expand Composting Services

The City of New Orleans was recently awarded $398,500 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Compost and Food Waste Reduction Program (CFWR) to increase the capacity of local composting organizations that will make it more accessible for residents. Local organizations working on food waste reduction and composting programs partnered on the proposal with the City, including Sprout NOLA, Schmelly’s Dirt Farm, REALCYCLE, Compost NOW and Taproot Earth. 

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