Sustainability at a Glance

As the Town of Erie grows and expands, we will become a leader in sustainability by providing outreach and leadership alongside inclusive and accessible opportunities that support the growth of our economy and engage the community while protecting our natural environment. - Erie’s Sustainability Vision.

2020 Earth Day Postings:

  • As part of Erie’s celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day this week, we are soliciting youth environmental postings digitally with the theme of: “I Can Make Erie Green!”. As you are at home, brainstorm all the creative ways that our youth can make Erie green! Big, small, chalk art, paint, markers, crayons… there is no limit! Once completed, please email to connect@erie.earth in the highest digital quality possible and they will be featured on the new Erie.Earth website beginning on Earth Day, April 22nd and continuing to be posted as they come in! Please share with your Erie family and ALL participants will be gifted a sustainability prize from our local Sustainability Advisory Board!

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2020 Earth WEEK Online:

  • Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22!
  • Many education events will be offered digitally! To stay in the know for all things sustainability, subscribe to announcements and news via the Sustainability NotifyMe portal.

Sustainability Master Plan

Sustainability Master PlanThe Town of Erie developed the first-ever Sustainability Master Plan in partnership with Lotus Engineering and Sustainability.

The community has illustrated their commitment to sustainability through a citizen-led Sustainability Advisory Board, in the election of Board of Trustee leadership that is supportive of sustainability efforts, in feedback provided in recent community-wide surveys, and by their involvement in the development of this five-year Sustainability Master Plan.

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Sustainability Advisory Board

The Town of Erie Sustainability Advisory Board advises the Board of Trustees with matters that relate to the planning, development, maintenance, and management of sustainability activities throughout Erie. Seven members are appointed by the Board of Trustees in staggered four-year terms and meet monthly.

Board initiatives and accomplishments:

  • In September of 2019, the Town of Erie recently leased an electric vehicle to replace an existing traditional gasoline internal combustion engine vehicle that had come to the end of its useful life. This replacement could save Erie tax payers approximately $7,000 over the life of the vehicle. The Town plans more of these vehicle replacements in the future along with the installation of seven EV charging stations for the community’s use. Thanks in part to the the Erie Sustainability Advisory Board for their research and recommendations on EVs and the required infrastructure, your community is becoming more sustainable!
  • View the 2017 Erie Sustainability Ad-Hoc Committee Survey results (PDF)
  • The Town of Erie Department of Public Works uses solar-powered water circulators in the Town’s reservoirs to improve water quality. Read More...