At a glance
City Leader: Mayor Bob Kiss
Office Contact Information:
149 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Three Greatest Accomplishments to Date:
1. Thanks to our extensive and comprehensive energy conservation program, Burlington's energy consumption has not increased since the mid-1980s.
2. Burlington has an extensive local food network system. At present, almost 8% of Burlington's food is grown within City limits. One key element of this food-related work is the Burlington School Food Program, a nationally recognized effort to provide healthy, local food in our school cafeterias.
3. Burlington has the nation's oldest sustainability plan (the Legacy Plan) and one of the country's first cities to write a Climate Action Plans in the nation.
City Sustainability Board: YES
The Sustainability Board is a multi-stakeholder public board appointed by the Mayor. These stakeholders represent key city institutions, including the University of Vermont, Champlain College, the United Way, Business Association and Chamber of Commerce, and Fletcher Allen Health Care. Their terms are indefinite.
City Sustainability Plan: YES
Climate Action Plan: YES
Our first plan was written and ratified in 2000--we are currently updating this plan and have recently set new GHG emissions targets.
Green Building Ordinance: YES
It is for city funded buildings, commercial space and residential buildings.