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Earth Day Action Starts at Your Dinner Table

Earth Day is here, and like many individuals, you may be looking for different ways to help keep our planet healthy. The good news, there are many things you can do this Earth Day to help — one starts at your dinner table.  Did you know that 40 percent of our food goes to waste? The […]

The History of Earth Day

Did you know that the first Earth Day celebration took place on April 22, 1970? Spearheaded by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin and activist...

Transportation Sales Tax Initiative Relaunched After COVID Delays

Making a long-term investment in transportation is critical to maintaining a high quality of life for all residents of Orange County. On January 25,...

Orange County Certified as “LEED Gold Community”

Orange County has become the first county in east Central Florida to earn the internationally-accredited Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Cities...

Surplus Lots Used to Create Affordable Homes in Holden Heights

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County President & CEO Catherine Steck McManus held a groundbreaking...

Women’s History Month: Pamela Schwartz

Since being promoted from chief curator to executive director of the Orange County Regional History Center in January 2021, Pamela Schwartz has guided it...

Orange County Commissioner Tackles Homelessness Head On

With homelessness becoming a bigger and more serious issue in Central Florida, Orange County District 1 Commissioner Nicole Wilson has been partnering with advocacy...

Map It: Orange County Board of County Commissioners Approves Final Redistricting Plan

It was a historic vote that comes once a decade. On February 22, 2022, a new redistricting plan was approved which required the Board...

Women’s History Month: Carla Bell Johnson

An Orange County native, Carla Bell Johnson has been a public servant in the local community for more than 30 years. And now, she...

Orange County Water Division Manager Earns Prestigious Fellowship

Eighteen emerging leaders from water and wastewater utilities across the United States have been selected to join Duke University’s Water Innovation Leadership Development (WILD) executive education...