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Environmental Planning and Community Resilience

Broward CountyEnvironmental Planning and Community Resilience
Environmental News

​​​​​​​​What We Do

Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division coordinates regional climate resiliency strategies focused on urban and natural systems and protects, restores and enhances the County's natural resources through activities targeting water resource policy and planning, urban and natural lands management, beach and marine resources, energy and sustainability, and environmental monitoring.​



​Save the Date- Broward County Covid Re-Leaf No Contact Drive Up Tree Giveaway Scheduled for October 16, 2021

​​In 2021 we celebrated Water Matters Day virtually during March and now we are preparing for a no-contact tree-giveaway at Tree Tops Park on October 16, 2021.

Registration for free trees is mandatory and will be available via an Eventbrite registration link on September 27, 2021. 

Please remember that:

  • Trees are available on a first​ come, first served basis
  • You MUST be a Broward County resident
  • Each household may get two (2) trees from the available list of trees and shrubs,​ with a maximum of one (1) fruit tree. ​​​
View the recap of our proud Water Matters Month 2021 winners, Maileen Castro and Sau Lai Chan. ​

Sea Turtle Nesting Season - March 1 through October 31

Three species of sea turtles nest annually on Broward County's beaches: the leatherback, loggerhead and green turtle. Nesting season for Florida’s east coast, including Broward County, lasts from March 1 – October 31 each year. During this time, female turtles emerge from the sea to lay their eggs in the sand and about two months later, hatchlings crawl from their nests and back into the ocean, all under the cover of darkness. To learn more about sea turtles here on Broward beaches read here​.​​


New Solar Co-op launches in Broward July 14 through October 15

 
Broward County supports the Solar Co-op as one of its strategies for reaching its goal of sourcing 20% of its energy from renewables and reducing emissions to mitigate climate change impacts. The fifth annual Solar Co-op opens for new members July 14 to October 15, 2021. With the help of the non-profit Solar United Neighbors, the co-op supports residents and small businesses going solar with customer assistance and group savings. ​ ​​

Climate Change Task Force
  

We support the Broward County Climate Change Task Force​ focusing on the implementation of strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change at the community level. Staff additionally supports the Southeast Florida Climate Compact working at the regional level to address broad issues impacting the four counties of Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.​


​Climate, Energy, and Sustainability Program

 
 The Climate, Energy, and Sustainability Program plays a central role in addressing the County’s Climate Change Action Plan and managing regional climate and energy projects funded as part of a Federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. Internally, Division staff participate in the Climate Change Government Operations Work Group looking for opportunities to reduce the carbon emissions caused by County government activities.​​​


​Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program

 

PACE allows property owners to receive up-front financing and repayment of debt for qualifying improvements, such as energy conservation, renewable energy, and wind resistance. Property owners then repay the upfront financing through annual PACE assessments on their property tax bills. More information can be viewed here.​ 

 
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