Sustainability

Every Day is Earth Day

Earth Day is a great reminder to celebrate and protect our planet and its inhabitants. It is equally important to be mindful, throughout the...

How to Control Invasive Species

Invasive species occur throughout Florida’s landscape in many forms, including plants, animals and insects. They can be aggressive and sometimes out-compete Florida’s native species....

Energy Conservation at Home

Summertime usually means higher electric bills. Residents and business owners can reduce electric and water bills with a variety of available programs. Doing your...

How to Know Your Air Quality in Orange County

Did you know Orange County has scientists dedicated to measuring our air quality each day? That data is uploaded to AirNow.gov and can be...

What is in our Air, Orange County?

Let’s take a second to chat about air. It is all around us, all the time, but have you ever thought about what makes...

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,...

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...

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...

Backyard Chicken Keeping Permits: What Orange County Residents Need to Know

On August 10, 2021 the Board of County Commissioners passed a Residential Backyard Chicken Keeping Ordinance to make a permit available to residents who...