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Spring into Sustainability

#springintosustainability

 

Help us make Orlando one of the most sustainable cities in the nation by taking part in our Earth Month activities.

Throughout Earth Month, you and your family can get involved in activities to help create a greener future for our city by participating in green ups, walks and more.

You can also order a free residential composter or tree for your home as well as sign up for our recycling program.

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Earth Hour

  • Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Time: 8:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Lake Eola Park, 512 East Washington Street
  • About: During Earth Hour, the City of Orlando will be turning off the Lake Eola Fountain, SEE ART Orlando sculptures and all non-essential lights at City Hall to encourage energy conservation and climate action. By powering down during Earth Hour, you amplify a crucial message that climate change affects every person. Help tackle it by making a pledge to turn off your lights. RSVP on our Facebook Event Page to show your support.

“Yoga in the Dark”

  • Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Time: 8:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Location: NE lawn of Lake Eola (corner of Robinson St. & Eola Dr.)
  • About: The annual “Yoga in the Dark” class gives yogis a chance to practice yoga outside under the stars. The mixed-level class is co-hosted with Yoga In Lake Eola Park creator Amanda Reh. Please bring water and a mat and a $15 cash donation. RSVP on the Facebook Event Page.

Hive Orlando: Goal #16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

  • Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Time: 6:45-9 p.m.
  • Location: East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive
  • About: Come out to the April installment of this monthly Hive Orlando event, to learn more about UN Sustainable Development Goal #16: Strong Institutions. Enjoy an evening of lively, educational discussion, brainstorming and action planning! Light refreshments always provided. RSVP on the Facebook Event Page.

Girl Scouts of Citrus County’s “Not your Mother’s Career Fair”

  • Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive
  • About: Not Your Mother’s Career Fair is a chance for members of Girl Scouts of Citrus County truly learn about career fields that best fit with their personalities and interests. Participants will have the opportunity to have informal, honest conversations with colleges and universities and chat with alumni who can tell her about their personal experiences. Career professionals and companies will be there to offer insight about pursuing career goals in different fields, including science, hospitality, technology, health, performing arts, sustainability, and more. You can register for this event here

Family Earth Day at Wadeview Park

  • Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Time: 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Wadeview Park, 2177 S Summerlin Avenue
  • About: Come celebrate Earth Day with us at Wadeview Park. Volunteers will be helping out by enhancing and beautifying the park and recreation center grounds. Currently all volunteers spots are filled.

Sustainability Now: Pay Attention or Pay the Business as Usual Price

  • Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Time: 8-10:30 a.m.
  • Location: UCF Executive Development Center, 36 West Pine Street
  • About: Join Urban Land Institute (ULI) for this Signature Event to learn about how sustainability is affecting real estate markets. Our panel of experts will educate and entertain you with success stories and lessons learned at the local, state, and national levels. Chris Castro, the Sustainability Director at the City of Orlando, will highlight the impact that 10 years of the Green Works initiative has had on the City of Orlando, and provide a sneak peek at what is coming next. Deirdre Macnab, Solar Intitiative Campaign Chair, Florida League of Women Voters will describe how Florida become the #1 state in residential solar growth in 2017, as well as her efforts to accelerate electric vehicle adoption. Finally, Eric Corey Freed, organicARCHITECT is an award-winning architect, 11-time author, global speaker and notorious comedian. He has helped thousands of companies monetize sustainability by showing them how to cut their real estate operations costs in half. You can register for Sustainability Now by clicking here.

Earth Day Work Day

  • Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Location: City Hall, 400 South Orange Avenue
  • About: Celebrate Earth Day outdoors on City Hall Plaza at Earth Day Work Day! From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 20, this lunchtime sustainability fair will feature games, giveaways, music, and tips on how to be green at work and at home. Food and beverages will be available for purchase both on City Hall Plaza and across the street at the Dr. Phillips Center Food Truck Friday.

Adult Earth Day

  • Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Time: 5-8 p.m.
  • Location: Southport Park, 3427 Barnstable Place
  • About: Adults 21 can take part in Earth Day fun and celebrate too! Volunteers can help out by enhancing and beautifying the park and then toasting their accomplishments with free drinks and food, compliments of City Beverages. View event details at here.

Central Florida Earth Day

  • Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Location: Lake Eola Park, 512 East Washington Street
  • About: The City will be once-again joining this 13th annual event to discuss our Green Works programs across the community. Come out to enjoy a great lineup of speakers – including members of our Green Works Office, food preparation demonstrations, environmental education, humane education, Earth kids zone, food and crafts from a variety of Earth-friendly vendors, artist corner, animal haven, multiple music stages, mind body spirit activities. Click here to learn more.

Dense Networks Event: Connectedness – Smart Cities, Buildings, Cars and Things

  • Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Location: University of Central Florida, 9907 Universal Boulevard
  • About: “Getting to Smart” is a quick dose of knowledge to help you navigate our increasingly mobile, always-on, information intensive, and SMART society. To register for this event, click here

Parramore Cleanup with Carter St. Neighborhood

  • Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Time: 9-11 a.m.
  • Location: John H Jackson Community Center, 1002 W Carter Street
  • About: Come celebrate Earth Day with us at John H Jackson Community Center. We will be removing litter from the right-of-way areas. To register for this event, email jody.buyas@cityoforlando.net

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