Green Works Orlando Green Updates
The national Great American Cleanup takes place from March 1 through May 31 annually. This year, more than 3 million volunteers across the nation got involved and campaigned for a cleaner, greener America. The Great American Cleanup encourages people to care for communities through volunteer participation.
On a local level, the City of Orlando’s Keep Orlando Beautiful program engaged Orlando neighborhoods in nine events within 14 different communities. The results are outstanding.
Thank you to Keep Orlando Beautiful, Green Up Orlando and all the wonderful volunteers... you made the difference!
The City of Orlando, in partnership with OUC and Orange County, has received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Orlando was among only 12 cities to be designated a ‘Solar American City.’ The grants, along with technical expertise, are being offered to develop solar projects that can be replicated across the country.
OUC is making it easier for customers to switch to solar, too, by partnering with Orlando Federal Credit Union to offer low interest loan options for solar installations and providing a monthly production credit to customers for the energy their systems produce.
To learn how you can switch to solar in your home, visit ouc.com/green/solar_pilots.htm
Music fans will have an opportunity to help the environment while listening to Eddie Money and the Spin Doctors during WMMO’s Downtown Concert Series at City Hall Plaza this Saturday. The Anheuser-Busch Recycling Corporation will provide 20 recycling containers while Keep Orlando Beautiful volunteers will promote recycling and ensure that concert-goers have the opportunity to dispose their beverage containers in the right place. The recycling program will be in place at all Downtown Concert Series events. The free concert is this Saturday, June 14, and starts at 4 p.m.
Due to the dry season, the amount of water used to irrigate green spaces is at a record high. As a City, we must work together to avoid wasting one of our most precious natural resources.
Please follow these important irrigation and water conservation guidelines: