Green Works Orlando Green Updates
February 20Green Works Orlando Makes Great Strides in First Year
In 2007, Mayor Buddy Dyer launched Green Works Orlando, the City's first comprehensive plan to protect our natural resources, encourage environmentally-friendly lifestyles and business practices and engage everyone who lives, works and visits Central Florida in the effort to "go green."
Under the Green Works Orlando plan, the City established five "pillars" that serve as the operational foundation. Below are highlights and updates of the progress under the "Energy Efficiencies and Green Buildings" pillar:
Check back in the next few editions of City News for updates from the remaining Green Works pillars. More information about Green Works Orlando is available online: cityoforlando.net/greenworks.
Orlando Fire Station 7 First LEED-Silver Certified Station in Florida
Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 6 City Commissioner Samuel B. Ings and Fire Chief Jim Reynolds officially opened the State's first LEED-Silver Fire Station. Orlando's Fire Station 7, serving the Washington Shores and Lake Mann neighborhoods, is the City's fifth LEED certified fire station, the national standard for green buildings.
The 10,500 sq. ft state-of-the-art facility houses engine, tower, rescue and air trucks with Advance Life Support capabilities. Under the Green Works Orlando initiative, Fire Station 7 was constructed with an emphasis on added functionality, energy efficiency and water conservation.
For more information on the Orlando Fire Department, visit cityoforlando.net/fire.
February 13Keep Orlando Beautiful Wins National Award
“This Trash Travels” is Keep Orlando Beautiful’s (KOB) educational display used to teach citizens and volunteers how littering harms lakes, rivers and the ocean. “This Trash Travels” was displayed for volunteers at the Florida Coastal Cleanup event last October in Orlando. The event had record participation and KOB was awarded “The Most Creative Cleanup” by the Ocean Conservancy for the interactive education pieces.