Orlando publishes a guide to making events greener and greener – WFTV
ORLANDO, Florida – The city of Orlando announced its goals to become a zero-waste community by 2040 and 100% renewable energy by 2050.
“Our vision is to transform Orlando into one of the most environmentally friendly, socially inclusive and economically dynamic communities in the country,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
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According to a statement from the City of Orlando, public events are a great way to boost the local economy and bring the community together to share ideas and services.
While recognizing the importance of these events, the city understands the negative environmental impact that major events can have.
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These impacts include the generation of large amounts of avoidable waste that builds up in our landfill, the consumption of non-renewable energy sources, the supply of water needs through unsustainable methods, and the creation of congestion challenges.
To help Orlando meet its sustainability goals, the city has created a Green Work Guide for Events. The guide will help reduce an event’s need for urban resources and unintended sources of pollution in order to protect the quality of life in the beautiful city.
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Some of the content in the guide includes developing sustainability strategies, minimizing your footprint, setting up the event, and dealing with food waste.