Sustainability

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 Building Division 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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Mayor Teresa Jacobs Proposes $3.96 Billion Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget at Orange County’s Board of County Commissioners July Work Session

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has proposed a $3.96 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 budget for Orange County that is balanced and does not...

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Mayor Jacobs’ Sustainability Awards Recognizes Aquaponics STEM Learning Project at Wekiva High School

For the first time since the launch of Orange County’s sustainability plan, “Our Home for Life,” the Orange County Sustainable Development Awards were presented...

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