FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Heather Fagan (407) 246-3423
Cassandra Lafser (407) 246-2182
CALENDAR LISTING: CITY OF ORLANDO COMMUNITY MEETING
Help Orlando Become the Greenest City in America
Do you have thoughts and ideas on how to make Orlando a more sustainable
place to live, work and visit? The City of Orlando is hosting a
community meeting to hear directly from residents on ways Orlando can
continue to innovate, conserve and protect our environment.
This meeting is part of the City’s second phase of Green Works Orlando,
the City’s sustainability initiative to engage everyone who lives, works
and visits Central Florida in the effort to “go green.” Resident ideas
and suggestions will play a key role in helping to shape future policies
in the City and ensure Orlando remains one of the most
environmentally-conscious cities in the country.
Residents who can’t attend the meeting can still get engaged in the
effort by visiting the City’s interactive site at GreenWorksOrlando.com.
The interactive site provides questions that residents can answer,
second the ideas of others or provide feedback as to how to continue to
make Orlando a more sustainable and livable community. Not only will
residents be able to express their thoughts and ideas through the
interactive forum, participants will also have the opportunity to earn
points and redeem them for rewards. The “Rewards Store” will feature
things like a tour inside the Lake Eola Fountain, an air boat ride at
the Orlando Wetlands Park or an opportunity to choose the color of the
Lake Eola Fountain for one night.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Engelwood Neighborhood Center
6123 La Costa Drive
Thursday, November 29, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dr. James R. Smith Neighborhood Center
1723 Bruton Boulevard
GREEN WORKS ORLANDO:
Mayor Dyer launched Green Works Orlando in 2007, and since then the
City of Orlando has led by example to promote environmental stewardship,
educate people about “going green” and encourage others to incorporate a
concern for the environment into the everyday workings of government and
private business. Some of the initial successes under Green Works
- Achieved over $1 million in annual energy savings
- Expanded the Downtown LYMMO bus circulator and began SunRail
- Completed eight LEED-certified municipal buildings, including
the first newly constructed LEED-certified NBA arena in the country
- Performed energy efficiency retrofits to 1,200 houses
- Planted 10,000 trees and established four community gardens
- Adopted the 2012 Municipal Operations Sustainability Plan