The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) lobby remains open during the COVID-19 emergency as of 3/20/2020.  Lobby hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Online, phone and email services are still operational. Staff is working remotely and will continue to perform application/document reviews, on-line meetings, field inspections and investigations.

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Hills River at HR State ParkWe value the health of our environment, community and economic prosperity. Finding the right balance of integrating these three principles is vital to the sustainability of our future.

EPC and Hillsborough County are striving to make decisions that benefit the people of our community, the natural resources of our environment, and our local economy. To accomplish this, we aim to conserve energy, reduce waste, explore clean technologies and build resiliency.  We are committed to working together to achieve a sustainable society through engaging with our stakeholders, fostering collaboration, promoting partnerships, and cultivating awareness. Please join us in this journey as we make sustainability a priority in our daily operations around the county and in our everyday lives.

“A society grows great when old men and old women plant trees for which they know they will never sit in their shade.”  ― Greek Proverb

 Visit the following pages to find out more about sustainability at EPC and around the county:

           See how local organizations and businesses are implementing sustainable practices and are doing well by doing good.

          Find out information on clean energy technologies and how you can save energy, reduce emissions and cut your energy expenses.

          EPC embraces sustainability, both within the agency and through outside partnerships and collaboration.  See some of the current initiatives we are promoting.

          Our environment is changing and we must adapt to the climate stressors our community is facing, such as sea level rise.  Find out how we are engaging with the scientific community and local agencies to build resiliency. 

         Hillsborough County is making great strides to incorporate sustainability and energy efficiency into their operations and future goals.  Check out some of their many accomplishments here.


Visit some of our partner's websites at:

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