Sustainability

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...

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...

OC employee and young boy

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...

BCC Meeting

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...

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

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...

OCCC Gardens

Orange County Convention Center Completes Sustainable Center-to-Table Gardens

Orange County’s leadership joined Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) staff members and sustainability industry leaders to celebrate the completion of the Center-to-Table Gardens at...

Orange County Recognizes Winners of Jefferson Awards’ Lead360 Challenge

Orange County Recognizes Winners of Jefferson Awards’ Lead360 Challenge

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently recognized a group of young citizens in Central Florida who participated in the Jefferson Awards Lead360 Challenge. The...

Orange County Employees Plant Sustainable Garden

Orange County Employees Plant Sustainable Garden

A living example of Orange County’s Sustainable Plan, “Our Home for Life,” the Employee Plant Sustainable Garden has become a focal point at the...