The Broward Go Green Team
We work with community partners and across County departments to reduce Broward’s carbon footprint by engaging on energy efficiency and conservation, promoting renewable energy, and employing sustainability initiatives.
A few of our sustainability initiatives include hosting forums for sustainability leaders to share best practices, assessing sustainability through benchmarking, and endorsing green projects within county government. We invite you to learn more about all of our projects by accessing the links and resources available below!
Energy Sense: Conserving energy and increasing energy efficiency not only saves energy and the environment – it will also save money! Energy Sense is the energy information hub for Broward County. Find tips how to make “Energy Sense” at home and at work, or going solar in Broward.
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program: PACE allows property owners to receive up-front financing for qualifying improvements. Property owners voluntarily agree to the program terms for financing qualifying improvement projects, and repay through a non-ad valorem special assessment added to their property tax bill.
Seal of Sustainability: County projects and programs that can meet sustainability criteria may apply to be certified. In order to bear the coveted Seal of Sustainability “GoGreen Footprint” projects and programs must meet the triple bottom line of sustainability: Environment, Economy and Community.
Sustainability Stewards: Join a network of professionals working to make Broward County a more energy efficient and sustainable place to live. Quarterly workshops focus on local best practices and opportunities for collaboration. List of Upcoming Events.
Junior Sustainability Stewards: The new Junior Sustainability Stewards of Broward Program teaches high school students STEM skills while empowering them to advocate for their neighborhoods and solve local environmental issues. Supported by a 2017 Partners for Places Grant and local match provided by the Community Foundation of Broward, this program supports climate/sustainability education and youth leadership in an afterschool program in the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD), connecting youth residing in a lower income community to a career path in environmental science.
4-STAR Sustainable Communities Rating System: The new national benchmark in community sustainability. Broward is the first county to be awarded the prestigious 4-STAR Community rating, for our local efforts to achieve environmental, economic and social sustainability. To request the 4 STAR Broward Marketing Toolkit, email Resilience@Broward.org.
Urban Land Enhancement Program: An extension of the 2000 Safe Parks and Land Preservation Program and the Land Stewardship Program that supports land enhancement and reforestation projects in urban Broward County. You can help plant local trees, use our carbon offset calculator to green your next trip or event!
Municipal Green Initiatives Survey
Community Energy Strategic Plan
Broward Green Infrastructure Map Series