Sustainability in Overland Park

Creating a resilient city that promotes economic growth, environmental protection and social well-being.

The City of Overland Park plans, builds, protects and preserves a lasting quality of life in Overland Park. That includes a variety of efforts and initiatives to ensure Overland Park is a sustainable city.

The City views sustainability as reflected in a simple model, consisting of three pillars: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability and social sustainability. These three pillars are interrelated; sustained community well-being is not achievable without addressing all three.

Learn more about City initiatives creating a lasting quality of life in our community below.

Upcoming Environmental Events

Repair Café

When

July 20, 2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Matt Ross Community Center

LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program

The City of Overland Park joined the 2024 national cohort of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program.

The LEED for Cities program helps local governments committed to sustainability and advancing resilience and social equity by measuring and tracking performance using the LEED for Cities rating system.

Find more information about the LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program and its rating system at usgbc.org.

Social Sustainability

Social sustainability helps create a City where people feel connected and provided with the resources they need to promote health and wellbeing.

OPCares

OPCares is a non-emergency reporting tool for common issues from repairs to noise complaints, and more. It also acts as a way to report discrimination to the City.

Municipal Equality Index Score

The Human Rights Campaign uses the MEI Score to examine municipal laws, policies, benefits, and services and determine how inclusive they are for LGBTQ+ people who live and work there. In 2023, Overland Park earned a perfect MEI score.

Neighborhood Indicators

The City gathers and reports neighborhood indicator data to evaluate programs and activities targeted in a specific area and to identify areas that may need additional attention or resources.

Volunteer

Help create a more sustainable city by volunteering at events throughout the year.

Volunteer Interest Form