Sustainability

Who Are We Orlando?

GreenOrlando speaks to diverse segments of the community that care about our collective future. We speak to groups who share a passion for our unique quality of life.

Carlsberg to Become First Brewery to Fully Replace Plastic RIngs

Carlsberg, an international Danish brewing company, has recently unveiled their Snap Pack, a new replacement for the infamous plastic rings used to bind bottles and cans, taking a remarkable leap forward for sustainability and greatly reducing plastic waste.

High Fashion with the Right Vision

There are mountains of waste environmental minds are not addressing, at least not in a way other recyclables are treated. Every year the US produces over 25 billion tons of textile waste, largely due to consumers embrace of the fast fashion market.

Track energy use with the Energy Star Portfolio Manager

How do you measure and track energy use in your building? Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager is an interactive energy management tool that allows you to track and assess energy and water consumption across your entire portfolio of buildings in a secure online environment.

Across Florida in a Nissan Leaf – Overcoming Range Anxiety

Current electric cars are not for every driver, but if you can be flexible, it’s amazing what you can do in a plug-in vehicle. I recently test drove a Nissan Leaf. Early that morning, as I drove to the dealer, I got a call. The car we were going to drive didn’t arrive. Would I be willing to go and get one from the other side of the state of Florida?

Makeover for a Deserving Veteran

Do something positive. Do something right. Do something good with no expectation of recompense. I saw this video and it moved me to my core.

Your Property: Saving Electricity

There are many things that can be done to reduce how much energy you use, here’s a few tips on reducing how much power your property uses…and how to assess the return.

8 Tips for Summer Energy Savings

As the weather begins to warm up, there may be one thing on your mind: your energy bill. Warmer weather typically brings a greater demand for energy as people try to keep their homes cool. Unfortunately, that can lead to higher energy bills.

Trailblazing in Florida with Rails to Trails

Rails to Trails is an amazing group that works to create great places to ride and walk, from unused railways. They’ve been doing great work in the Sunshine state and have launched an effort that needs our local support

Casinos adopt green tech to deal with energy costs

Going Green! The Future of Casinos

Casinos pay for a lot of things. Apart from electricity costs, casinos shell out money for food, water, interior design, staff’s salary, etc. Keeping a casino operational is difficult, and not everyone can keep up with its high upkeep costs.

Keeping Your Office Green and Clean

Starting with the office you work in, there are a multitude of simple steps that can be taken to make it greener. Below we cover a few simple things that you might have neglected… things you can do to clean up and green up your office space.

Saving Water for Property Managers

One of a property manager’s biggest concerns can be the monthly water bill and this pertains to both commercial and residential properties. When you add in the charges for sewers, plus the potential costs of water pipe upkeep and repair, backflow inspections and many other things, the total amount of money spent can seem endless.

EnergyWhiz Olympics in Cocoa

Created by the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, the Energy Whiz Olympics is a forum for students to demonstrated their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge and skills, with a focus on clean energy and creative kids,

Tell Us About Yourself

We tell local stories about people and organizations doing good things in the community. Share your best practices, good deeds, and the people who make a difference. We’d love to show your photos too.

The House We’ve Built

Give every day your all–do you best. Life is a journey, not a destination, and every step, every decision, shapes us along the way.

Florida State Energy Legislation Webinar

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) invites you to join us their webinar to learn about what’s happening in terms of energy policy for Florida in the current legislative session.

Richard on the Radio

Fort Lauderdale’s 93 Rock caught up with Richard Evans, CEO of the Community Greenhouse Foundation, for an Earth Week interview. Richard spoke to South Florida, highlighting Ways people can be more water, waste and energy efficient in their homes and businesses.

Turn Off Your Lights For One Hour

We need the world to take action on Global Warming. And you can start here. Use Earth Connect to share your thoughts about Global Warming.

Integrated Design, Don’t Forget the Contractor

Over the last ten years of facilitating the movement to sustainable development and construction practices in both the private and public sector, a glaring fact has come to my attention. There always seems to be someone missing from the table at the start of most projects, the party responsible to build the building.

PlanetShifter.com Lands Innovation Network

PlanetShifter.com is a virtual people resource collective and transparent by design: you are a member and you have works and critiques to share and a new product or service to nail.

An Energy Plan

America is blessed with the world’s greatest wind power corridor and abundant reserves of clean natural gas. The Pickens Plan will utilize these tremendous resources to build a bridge to the future.

Campus Sustainable Conference

The 3rd Annual Campus & Community Sustainability Conference hosted by the University of Central Florida and the Council for Sustainable Florida presents the 3 C’s of Sustainability: Communication, Community Involvement, and Campus Environment,