County Government has implemented a variety of actions in an effort to reduce energy consumption and move toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, thereby reducing the County’s carbon footprint. This website details many of those actions, and also offers tips on what residents and businesses can do to “go green.”
In The News
Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library Wins Top Awards from the U.S. Green Building Council
The Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library, an innovative and energy-efficient children's arts education complex and public library, was recognized with two prestigious awards at this year's U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) South Florida Chapter’s Gala Verde: The 2012 LEEDership and Green Awards program, held on September 15. More...
Broward County Releases Online Go Green Tutorial for Employees
Check out the Broward Go Green Tutorial, the first in a series of tutorials to educate employees on how to reduce their carbon footprint at work and at home. Learn about the County’s sustainability initiatives and simple ways to reduce, reuse and recycle at work and at home. Share the Go Green Tutorial with your employees and friends. More...
Broward County Puts Scraps to Good Use
Waste Reduction Committee launched the “Don’t Dispose…Compost!” pilot program, which consists of creating organic materials to use as soil enhancement, is a way of recycling yard and kitchen waste. In just one year, approximately 400 gallons of compostable material was added to compost bins, and the nutrient-rich soil compost was used to fertilize flowers in the Butterfly Garden. As a result of the program’s success, the County has implemented a residential program encouraging composting at home.
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