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City of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

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Environment & Sustainability

“We are dedicated to building holistic community resiliency through the development and implementation of climate change mitigation and sea level rise adaptation initiatives that enhance our natural environment, increase communitywide sustainability, promote a healthy economy, and build social equity.”

The Environment and Sustainability Department is represented by professional and licensed disciplines working in Administration, Environmental Resources, Sustainability and Urban Forestry. The Environmental Resources Management Division provides internal support across City departments to ensure all public projects, not just those labeled as environmental, avoid, minimize and mitigate environmental impacts, as well as enhance the natural environment through their design. The Sustainability Division works across all City departments to improve internal sustainability to save money, improve processes and enhance the environment. The Urban Forestry Division oversees the citywide urban forest by providing regulatory supervision and management of the citywide GIS Tree Inventory and development/implementation of the Urban Forestry Master Plan.

Quality Policy

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Elizabeth Wheaton

Elizabeth Wheaton has been working with the City of Miami Beach since 2008 and over the last ten years has served in the Public Works Department, Building Department, and the Office of the Mayor and Commission. In 2015, the Environment & Sustainability Department was created and Elizabeth was appointed as the Director. read more