Green Works Orlando Green Updates
On July 29th and 30th, the City of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division and Keep Orlando Beautiful hosted the Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center (MLC). The first of its kind, the MLC is a 1,000 square foot exhibit on wheels which features a movie theater, running river and rain demonstration with the mission of teaching children about water conservation and pollution prevention.
More than 300 City of Orlando summer campers and
staff at the Engelwood Community Center and the
Dr. James R. Smith Neighborhood Center visited
the Wyland Foundationís educational outreach
vehicle, which has made stops throughout the
United States. Participants also enjoyed a
hands-on interaction with alligators and
turtles, a Q&A session with Turtle Tim from the
Orlando Science Center Natureworks exhibit and
environmental stories performed by the Orange
County Library systemís professional storyteller
Bill Cordell. For more information about the
Wyland Clean Water Challenge, please visit
Congratulations to the City Of Orlando
Technology Management team for receiving well
deserved national recognition. As part of Green
Works Orlando, Technology Management has been
purchasing energy-efficient computers and
monitors as it has replaced older computers.
American City and County recognized this
progressive effort to reduce the City's energy
consumption in their
recent edition. http://americancityandcounty.com/technology/
This is an example of how each City employee is enhancing the quality of life in the City by providing public services in a knowledgeable, responsive and financially responsible manner.
Keep Orlando Beautiful Gives Teenagers Opportunity to Serve Community
Recently, 13 teens and four supervisors from Orange and Osceola counties picked up litter from the streets and right-of-ways throughout the Parramore District. Keep Orlando Beautiful provided all the necessary supplies.
Not only are they giving back to the community through beautification efforts, but they are also learning about the local environment and how important it is to take care of it. When people litter our streets, they also pollute our lakes and streams.
Future projects will include installing No Dumping, Drains to Lake signs on storm drains, painting over graffiti, sprucing up downtown and beautifying our City parks. The projects are a partnership of Keep Orlando Beautiful with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the Orlando Police Department and several other City departments. These organizations are working together to coordinate projects for juvenile teens in need of community service hours.