Center for Sustainability (C4S)

The APWA Center for Sustainability (C4S) delivers resources, education, advocacy, and member engagement for public works professionals to implement environmentally, economically and socially responsible projects and services.

C4S Leaders at PWX 2017C4S Leaders at PWX 2017

Front Row (left to right): Steph Larocque, Ontario Chapter; Anne Jackson, APWA Staff; Kim Lundgren, New England Chapter; Tom Herbel, Southern California Chapter; Dwayne Kalynchuk, British Columbia Chapter.
Back Row (left to right): Maie Armstrong, North Carolina Chapter; Matt Rodrigues, Chair, Oregon Chapter; JC Alonzo, KC Metro Chapter; James Patteson, Mid-Atlantic Chapter; John Trujillo, Arizona Chapter; Bill Spearman, APWA Director-At-Large, Environmental Management

C4S released its Sustainability Toolkit at PWX 2016 and continues to develop and promote sustainability tools and resources to APWA members through its Sustainability Works blog, 'Sustainable Practices in Public Works' and monthly 'In the Know' features on the APWA home page.

You can also connect with C4S through APWA Connect. Join the Center for Sustainability Community, found under ‘infoNOW’ on the APWA Connect home page or under ‘Communities’ from the top green menu bar, in order to post questions to other community members, post news, share calendar items, upload resources to the community library, and blog.

C4S is also proud of APWA’s role as a founding partner of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) which has developed a tool, Envision™, for rating the sustainability of infrastructure projects. Envision™ provides a holistic framework for the planning of infrastructure projects, helping to evaluate the community, environmental, and economic benefits of all types and sizes of infrastructure projects.

Please feel free to contact me or APWA Director of Sustainability Anne Jackson ( or 800-848-2792, ext. 6750) with ideas or requests for assistance in supporting APWA members embrace their role as "Stewards of Sustainability"!

Matt Rodrigues, PWM
Chair, APWA Center for Sustainability (C4S)
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