Orlando Going GREEN and Moving Out of Asbestos
What is harmful to the earth is ultimately harmful to humanity. The removal and irradication of asbestos has been long a focus of many organizations. Asbestos is in the news again, but now new technologies and the cost saving aspects of green building may finally spell the end of the harmful substance . Joe Lederman of the [...][continue reading...]
Mayor Buddy Dyer
Welcome from the City of Orlando
Everyday we are discovering new ways to save money and protect the environment. However, there is one piece consistently missing; training. People need to know exactly what sustainability is and how to leverage federal and state resources. That's why the City of Orlando is proud to host Green Cities Florida.
OCCC Goes Solar
Central Florida leads the state - and the nation - by implementing a large solar array. The Orange County Convention Center has installed a 1MV solar array, collecting enough energy to power 100 homes.
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What a busy week! Between interviews with Steve Cochran and Joseph Malki, then Orange County Update featuring Green Cities Florida, we barely ...
The solar industry is on fire… in a good way. Solar panels and solar farms are popping up all over ...
In this interview from May 20th, 2009, Gillian Coats interviewed Tom Kimbis, Director of the Solar America Cities Program for ...
In the run up to this week's Green Cities Florida Conference in Orlando, Eric Corey Freed, urban sustainability activist and ...
Growing Bolder recently interviewed Lori Cunniff, speaker at Green Cities Florida (happening today and tomorrow) and is Manager of the ...
Elsewhere in Green Cities
Funds for green initiatives are available nationwide through governmental and independent organizations. Since fiscal year 1994, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has awarded more than $61 million in grants to assist state counties, municipalities, schools, colleges and universities with their recycling and reduction goals. GoUpstate.com brings us this repost on how [...]
When does a trend become the new status quo? 2009 will have to be considered a major turning point for the green building industry. Fresh off the news that the iconic Sears Tower (soon to be renamed Willis Tower) is set to undergo a $350 million dollar green retrofit; just reported is the Empire [...]
Gina Hannah of the Huntsville Times recently wrote an article recapping Green Cities Alabama.
The event, held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, brought together over 100 forward thinking and solution minded architects, government officials, citizens and entrepreneurs. Discussions ranged from how Huntsville continues increasing energy efficiency and lessening waste, the benefits of greening the [...]
In an effort to train young adults for the state’s green-tech industry, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the new California Green Corps in Sacramento last Monday. The first national program of this size and mission, the Corps will give at-risk young adults (ages 16 to 24) the opportunity to acquire job skills to prepare them [...]