Sustainability

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, the global leader...

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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...

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...

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Orange County Division of Building Safety Fast Tracks Habitat Homes with Speedy Permitting

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando recently partnered with five builders to build five homes for future Habitat homeowners in just five days. The...

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Hundreds Attend Opening and Dedication of Deputy Scott Pine Community Park

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined the community at the opening and dedication of Deputy Scott Pine Community Park in Windermere on February 10,...

Mayor and solar co-op supporters at launch

New Solar Co-ops Launch in Orange County

Orange County is building on the momentum of the state’s largest and most successful solar co-op by again partnering with Solar United Neighbors of...

Mayor Teresa Jacobs with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer with OUC official

Orange County Helps OUC Dedicate Community Solar Farm

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer along with Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) leaders dedicated the Kenneth P. Ksionek Community Solar...

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A “Bear” Necessity: Orange County Residents Embrace Bear-Resistant Roll Carts

It’s not uncommon for Apopka residents Steven and Jennifer Hamilton to have their trash become a buffet for bears in their neighborhood. Bears’ noses...

Mayor Jacobs and OCFR at groundbreaking

Orange County Government Breaks Ground on New Fire Rescue Station

Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County Fire Rescue broke ground on Fire Station 67 on Sept. 1, 2017.  This is the first Orange County...