The City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability, which reports to the City Manager, was created to facilitate the process of developing and implementing model sustainability programs for the City of Long Beach.The Office of Sustainability provides leadership and supports practical solutions to improve the environmental, social and economic health of Long Beach.

The Office of Sustainability delivers policy and programs that integrate efforts related to buildings and neighborhoods, urban nature, transportation, water, energy, waste reduction and eco products and services.For these areas, the Office of Sustainability has primary responsibility within the City of Long Beach for setting the agenda and goals and works with City Departments to jointly implement projects and programs to accomplish these goals.

The Office of Sustainability is also staff to the Sustainable City Commission. The eleven member Sustainable City Commission advises the City Council on environmental issues such as buildings and neighborhoods, urban nature, transportation, water, energy, waste reduction and eco products and services, and is responsible for creating a Sustainable City action plan. The Sustainable City Commission meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm in the City Council Chambers.