Green Worcester Plan

Collage of Green Initiatives Across Worcester

Green Worcester Advisory Committee

A major goal in the first year of the Green Worcester Plan (GWP) was to form a Green Worcester Advisory Committee comprised of non-governmental stakeholders to serve as the forum for information exchange and to advise on the City's sustainability and resilience activities. The Committee was formed and began meeting at the beginning of 2022. The committee members play a critical role in the implementation of the GWP.

View presentation slides/videos by expanding the panel below:

  • May 13, 2024 - Paint Stewardship Legislation, Thomas B. Irwin - Presentation | Video
  • February 5, 2024 - Department of Transportation and Mobility, Steve Rolle - Presentation | Video
  • September 18, 2023 - Clark University Tree Health Analysis, John Rogan - Presentation | Video
  • June 26, 2023 - Regional Environmental Council (REC), Grace Sliwoski - Presentation | Video
  • May 15, 2023 - Mass Audubon, Erica Holm - Presentation | Video
  • March 13, 2023 - Worcester Native Plant Initiative, Beth Fleming, Joanne Hart, Leonardo DaSilva & Nikki Howell - Presentation | Video
  • January 23, 2023 - Worcester Heat Risk Assessment, Evan Mallen & Brian Stone - Presentation | Video
  • December 12, 2022 - Native Pollinator-Plant Interactions, Evan Abramson - Video
  • October 24, 2022 - Mass Audubon, Deb Cary - Presentation | Video
  • September 19, 2022 - NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Committee & the Worcester HEART Partnership, Jeuji Diamondstone - Presentation | Video
  • September 19, 2022 - WalkBike Worcester, Karin Valentine Goins - Presentation | Video
  • July 25, 2022 - Greater Worcester Land Trust, Colin Novick - Presentation | Video
  • June 27, 2022 - Blackstone Watershed Collaborative, Stefanie Covino - Presentation | Video
  • June 27, 2022 - HomeHarvest Central MA, Nathan Fournier - Presentation | Video

Green Worcester Sustainability & Resilience Strategic Plan (GWP)

Green Worcester Plan Cover Sheet Screenshot

In 2021, the City and its community members developed a comprehensive and holistic Green Worcester Sustainability and Resilience Strategic Plan (GWP) which charts a roadmap to bring sustainability values to all aspects of city life. We heard from our city's diverse community to make sure that this plan reflects your ideas and priorities. The Plan draws on our city's unique strengths and challenges, identifies environmental and sustainability priorities and includes short and longer-term actions.

The Green Worcester Plan won two awards from the American Planning Association, including a 2022 Community-Wide Award (View Award)

Learn more about the Plan, our progress and what you can do to help on our Green Worcester Dashboard.

Development Process

Developing the GWP involved extensive public engagement in 2019 and 2020. Thank you to all who participated in the planning process! Learn more about the surveys conducted and the workshops we held:

Contact Information

Sustainability & Resilience
City Hall Room 108
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

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Phone: 508-799-8325
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By Appointment: Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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