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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.

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

Brevard Zoo presents Safari Under the Stars

Brevard Zoo presents their most anticipated annual event, Safari Under the Stars., featuring a beautiful night sky filled with animal constellations. Guests will experience an evening of awe, excitement and fun at this event.

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.

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.

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.

Get Green Directory Launches

Connected to both the green building industry and the health & wellness world, Get Green Today Expo helped us see the need to create a place where consumers can find and connect with businesses and people who make a difference.

Communities Worth Writing About

Have you ever been to a city that has a great bike trail? Last week we rode some of Orlando’s bike paths, including the West Orange Trail, It took us straight through Winter Garden, FL and what a transformation this town has made to it’s downtown.

Hearts for Baghdad

Daily, we’re reminded about the violence and chaos that is Iraq. Not so readily available are ways to help. Many people have asked about how to make donations, for deployed troops and how to help the Iraqis. Here are a few things I’ve found.

The Library Delivers

How does a library help the environment? One home delivery at a time. And home delivery has been at the forefront of services offered by the Orange County Library System (OCLS) for more than 30 years.

Young Professionals of Brevard

Young Professionals of Brevard will host their monthly networking social, sponsored by Community Educators Credit Union, on Thursday, May 26, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at The Redhead Martini & Cigar Bar – 626 Glen Cheek Dr., Port Canaveral. All young professionals in Brevard County are invited to attend.

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council

SBIC teaches, values, and advocates a balanced, holistic approach to designing new buildings. These days many terms are used to describe improved buildings, such as “green,” “sustainable,” “high performance,” and “environmentally responsive.” We are always mindful that these ideas must be kept in context with other equally important design objectives, such as aesthetics, accessibility, cost effectiveness, flexibility, high productivity, and security. Our members believe that all sustainable buildings must be low-energy, climate-responsive, use minimal fossil fuels and cleaner, renewable energy.

USO

Every day we’re reminded that American military personnel are serving in foreign lands. As we write and publish GreenBrevard each and every month I’m ever mindful of those who give of themselves and put their lives on the line to secure our freedom and way of life. Unfortunately, today’s climate in mainstream media often only shows the negative things occurring around the world. This publication’s mission is to shine a spotlight on the good news.

Hidden Potentials

Hidden Potentials is a 9 year old non-profit organization which believes that “every child deserves a fighting chance”. Their motto is the drive behind their program which offers specialized in-home tutoring services to special needs and regular education students.

Creating A Supportive Civic Infrastructure

Brevard Tomorrow is a community-driven initiative focused on creating a ‘preferred future’ for Brevard County. This task requires diverse groups and people from around the county to come together to collaborate, communicate and proactively carry out initiatives that will protect and enhance the quality of life for all our residents.

GreenOrlando Launches

Touting the quickest DNS turnarounds ever known, GreenOrlando launches within hours of setup. Blogs, here we come.

Random Acts of Kindness and Absurd Acts of Brilliance

When I moved from Ohio in June of 2000 to the Melbourne beach area, the world was a different place then. We didn’t have a inclining of fear with the sound of a jet overhead, because we didn’t have our innocence ripped from us, as on that fateful day of September 11th 2001.