Community Sustainability Action Plan

Sustainability is the wise use of resources to meet the current needs of individuals and society, while helping to sustain and protect the wellbeing of our people, the environment, and the local economy. Hillsborough County seeks to accomplish true sustainability through achieving a balance between economic needs, human welfare, and environmental resource protection.

The County has partnered with the University of South Florida (USF) to conduct engagement activities to help identify the needs, priorities and willingness of county residents and business owners to commit to supporting sustainability issues and initiatives to enhance the quality of life of all residents. Responses from this survey will be used by the County to develop goals within the sustainability action plan.

Take the Survey

Learn more at our community open houses:

  • Sat, Nov 7, 9:00 AM
  • Tue, Nov 10, 12:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov 17, 6:30 PM
  • Thu, Nov 19, 6:30 PM

Host your own dialogue

If you and your family and friends would like to discuss sustainability in Hillsborough County, but can't make it to the open houses we've created the kits below to help you host your own discussion.

Deadline to submit is December 20, 2020. Completed recording sheets can be submitted by emailing scanned, or photographed, files to

You are encouraged to share a few good photos from the dialogue in the same manner or on social media using #SustainabilityHC.

Dialogue Kit Submissions

Focus Groups

If you or your organization would like to take part in a focus group regarding this research submit your request at