Sustainable Dover

Sustainable Dover


In 2005 the City of Dover embarked on creating a more sustainable future through an array of policy decisions and municipal activities to begin to address many aspects of sustainability. These past efforts have taken a traditional compartmentalized approach based on an array of resource conservation actions undertaken in specific City Departments, through individual employee initiatives, and through committees and commissions that operate relatively independently of each other.

Going forward, the City of Dover recognizes the need to comprehensively coordinate sustainability efforts across the municipality.

The Department of Planning & Community Development is currently in the process of coordinating a cohesive approach to sustainability for the City through the development of a municipal Sustainability Plan & Sustainable Dover initiatives.

Interested in the Climate Change Risk Assessment work completed with MIT and the New England Climate Adaptation Project in 2013? Results are in, click here to learn more.