Working Together to Make a Better, Cleaner, Greener Community
for Today and Generations to Come


Sustainable Tallahassee accelerates the community’s transition to environmental, economic, and social sustainability.


To be an organization that empowers all citizens to participate in creating a world-class sustainable community to meet the needs of present and future generations. We do this by providing educational resources, fostering community networks, and demonstrating equitable and inclusive practices. 

If you’ve ever wondered about how today’s youth will transform into future leaders, here’s hoping they will display the same degree of compassion, generosity, and foresight as six year-old Olivia Ingram. As part of a family tradition, Olivia makes a donation on her birthday each year to a local non-profit organization so that she will always be mindful that it is a blessing to give as well as receive. When her parents built a new home earlier this year, Olivia was concerned about animals being displaced from their homes as a result of trees being removed. Using proceeds from her lemonade stand, she donated $500 to Sustainable Tallahassee to address this issue.

While Sustainable Tallahassee has led tree planting efforts in the past, including 100 oaks several years ago at the J.R. Alford Greenway, Olivia’s donation sparked the desire to make this a recurring event. Thus was born Olivia’s Tree Fund. This year we raised $1,000 that will be used to match donations to this fund. Its focus will be on tree planting, habitat restoration, and similar beautification projects in the Tallahassee area.

Want to help reduce the use of plastic shopping bags?  
Join our Rags2Bags team! 

Our focus is to reduce the use of plastic bags by educating the public about the environmental consequences of single-use plastic bags.  

We do that by making and giving away shopping bags that we make ourselves from donated fabric.  This one-on-one approach is a great way to educate and inspire people to change behaviors.

These bags have always been FREE and anyone can have them. Isn't that wonderful? 

You're invited to join the group for good company and the chance to become part of this fun and funky reusable bag movement. If you're a novice, you’ll easily learn how to sew a basic fabric bag with braided handles (the hallmark of these bags). If you're an experienced sewer you can jump right into bag production.

You can access the instructions

Please Donate Here to Support the Rags2Bags Team

Click to learn about our focus on local foods!
. . . and other days of the week! Reduces CO2 and improves health!
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What makes Sustainable Tallahassee unique?

We're social distancing, but staying connected!

We're here and we're open - just virtually!  All Sustainable Tallahassee meetings are being conducted virtually or as conference calls. If you are a member of one of our committees, please be on the lookout for an email from your committee chair regarding virtual/call-in information.  Need to get in touch?  Phone and email are at the bottom of this page.

My Impact - What I Can Do >>

      At Home
      In the Office
      In the Car
      Calculate Impact

Issues and Solutions >>

      Waste Reduction
      Food & Agriculture

      Leon County CO2 Scorecard

Community Resources >>

      Local Government
      State Government
      Incentives & Grants
      Economic Development

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to the coronavirus outbreak many organizations have cancelled events.  During this period, please check with the event host before planning to attend in-person events that are contained on our calendar, as we may not have been notified of a cancellation.

Upcoming Sustainability Events

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Check our Calendar for more upcoming events!

Saturdays - Tallahassee Farmers Market
Wednesdays - Lake Ella Growers Market
Saturdays - Frenchtown Farmers Market

Order online for pickup - Red Hills Online Market
or others - Check Leon County's Growing Green website

Sustainable Tallahassee is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting
Environmental, Economic, and Social Sustainability
in our Tallahassee regional area through
Education and Collaboration.

We are especially involved in the areas of
Energy, Transportation, Water, Waste, and Local Food
for Today and for Future Generations.

Sustainable Tallahassee
P.O. Box 765  Tallahassee, FL 32302
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