The Environmental Quality Commission is charged primarily with advising the City Council on matters involving environmental protection, improvement and sustainability.
Preserving heritage trees
Using best practices to maintain city trees
Preserving and expanding the urban canopy
Making determinations on appeals of heritage tree removal permits
Administering annual Environmental Quality Awards program
Organizing annual Arbor Day Event; typically a tree planting event
Advising on programs and policies related to protection of natural areas, recycling and waste reduction, environmentally sustainable practices, air and water pollution prevention, climate protection, and water and energy conservation