Sustainability

Beep's autonomous vehicle parked with its doors open

Autonomous Shuttles on the Road in Orange County

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, the region’s first autonomous shuttles were on the road in Lake Nona. Orlando’s fastest-growing community has two fully...

Facade of Bloem building with a flower pot in the foreground

Orange County Environmental Protection Division Works with Local Businesses to Go Green and Stay Green

Corporate sustainability has become synonymous with social and environmental responsibility. One Apopka-based company, Bloem LLC, which manufactures innovative outdoor garden products, took the...

A man is pulling some weeds from a grassy patch that abuts a body of water. He's standing in the water.
A panel, Regional Topics and Vision, is on stage. It consists of Tim Giuliani, Mayor Demings, Mayor Dyer, Chair Campione, Chair Carey, and Chair Grieb. They are on stage sitting in a semi circle around a table, with the state and county flags in the background.

Orange County Regional Economic Summit Highlights Importance of Regional Partnerships

Mayor Jerry L. Demings joined partners from across Central Florida and the Orlando Economic Partnership to host the 2019 Orange County Regional Economic...

Two community members stand near a wooded area by the side of a road holding trash bags and picking up litter. They're wearing bright orange safety vests.

Orange County’s Adopt-A-Highway Program Engages Community Members to Volunteer and Clean Up County-Maintained Roads

Since 1989, Orange County Government has managed a fun and educational program designed to allow citizens to make a positive impact by enhancing the...

Mayor Demings, Commissioner Gomez Cordero, and two leaders are standing inside an autonomous bus made by Beep.

Lake Nona Brings First Autonomous Shuttles to Orange County this Spring

Beep, a new Florida-based company that provides autonomous mobility solutions, announced an exclusive dealer arrangement for the state of Florida, with NAVYA,...

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Top Newsroom Stories of 2018

In 2018, Orange County experienced historic milestones, accomplishments and successes that will benefit local residents for years to come. Government services continued to be...

Two employees placing a tag on a recycling bin on the street

Orange County’s Recycling Pilot Provides Pivotal Data

Orange County has concluded a successful, multi-week recycling improvement program pilot consisting of tagging the blue-lid recycling carts at more than 640 households...

Orange County’s No Plastic Bags in the Cart Campaign Commences

Orange County’s No Plastic Bags in the Cart Campaign Commences

In January 2016, recycling efforts in Orange County made strides when a new collection system was rolled out to more than 200,000 curbside collection...