By: Buddy Dyer, Mayor, of the City of Orlando
Orlando has long been known as a hub for entrepreneurship and innovation. Over the last decade, our city, together with our community, has taken this innovative spirit and launched a course to become the most sustainable city in the southeast.
A key part of this initiative has been leading by example. As a government, it was important to us that if we wanted to make sustainability a priority for our residents, we needed to do the same with our municipal operations.
In addition to developing a community plan to accomplish our sustainability goals, we worked together with our employees and partner agencies to develop the Green Works Municipal Operations Sustainability Action Plan.
This plan included 12 goals and more than 100 strategies for achieving more efficient and environmentally-friendly operations, from reducing water consumption in city buildings, to transitioning the city’s fleet to alternative fuel vehicles, and slashing greenhouse gas emissions across municipal operations. [click for full story]