Broward is a Certified 4-STAR Community

Recognized for National Excellence in Sustainability

Do you want to live in one of the most beautiful, progressive, economically competitive and environmentally sustainable communities in the nation? Well, if you live in Broward County, you already do!

STAR stands for Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating communities. In 2013, Broward County participated in a year-long Pilot Program to test the new national rating system. Our Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division led the initiative, collecting data from more than 30 different county departments and community partners.

In the Spotlight

NEW! Broward County's Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program

On June 14th, the Commission approved a countywide property assessed clean energy (PACE) program, unlocking an innovative form of financing for clean energy and resilience improvements for property owners across the county. PACE allows property owners to receive up-front loans for qualifying improvements, such as energy conservation, renewable energy, and wind resistance. Property owners then repay the loans through voluntary assessments on their property tax bills. More information can be viewed here

Broward County Libraries Division introduces the Save Future Florida! Program, featuring a contest and camps exploring the important issue of climate change and sea level rise in Florida. Children 9-12 years old will be tasked with finding solutions and adaptations to solve a very real crisis in our community. An Invention Contest begins this January with a county-wide essay and drawing contest describing a new invention to solve or adapt to climate change. Then this Spring, Creativity Camps launch with two 8 week camps at Tamarac and North Lauderdale branches in which children will tackle various problems such as drinking water shortages, housing losses, and financial issues of climate change and sea rise.

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The Salvation Army now has indoor "Small Item Donation Bins" available in our community. The bins are 30" X 46" and about 73" high. They are designed to go "inside" virtually any apartment complex, senior living facility, church, synagogue, mosque, governmental building, or business. The program makes helps the environment, reduces homelessness, and is totally free to join. For details on the bin, please call Jim Moyer at the Salvation Community Outreach Manager at 754 224 2985.

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