Sustainable living is everyday living in St. Pete.
We live and work alongside the bay, and its vibrant marine life. In our abundant park spaces, we’re surrounded by scenic plant life and thriving wildlife. Living in St. Pete, you can’t help but understand your impact on the environment. That’s why St. Pete is a Florida leader in sustainable living.
Here, sustainable
is traditional.
Florida's First Green City.
— Florida Green Building Coalition
Tree City
— National Arbor Day Foundation
America's Most Livable Community.
— Partners for Livable Communities
Best Walking City
— Prevention Magazin

Thanks to our 40+ miles of bicycle trails and our bike share program, St. Pete has also been named one of the top ten cities in the USA for cycling.

St. Pete received a 3-STAR Community Rating by STAR Communities and was nationally recognized for leadership in sustainability. By engaging in the Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating Communities program, we have set goals for becoming an even more sustainable St. Pete.

We put the green light on going green.
The Green St. Petersburg plan includes all facets of sustainable living: from waste management including recycling, to alternative energy sources and LEED certification plans, to nature preservation, water conservation, land use policy and sustainable development; and, of course, green procurement policies.
Our businesses value sustainability.

St. Pete attracts green business such as clean tech and businesses operating with sustainable practices thanks to supportive residents and a talent base that values green living.

Local Environmental Organizations

  • St. Petersburg Ocean Team
  • Tampa Bay Estuary Program
  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Research Institute
  • USGS St Petersburg Coastal & Marine Science Center
  • Tampa Bay Watch
Our spaces reflect our values.
St. Pete is home to Florida’s first LEED-Gold certified home, of which there were just 19 at the time of building. It is also home to a series of LEED-certified buildings and net zero buildings. There are plenty of resources to help you build a LEED certified home or building space, in addition to the solar energy options you would expect to be a given in the sunshine city. The City of St. Pete provides information and support to help you build an environmentally conscious home and office.