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About Orange County Government's Sustainability Initiative

Orange County’s Sustainability Initiative began in 2013 as an effort to plan for the health, happiness and prosperity of future generations, in a way that enhances the quality of life for our residents and global guests. With input from stakeholders within the community, the Orange County Sustainability Plan, Our Home for Lifewas drafted in May 2014. The conceptual guide outlines specific incremental and transformative changes for the County through 2040, with interim goals for 2020. Many of the conceptual guidelines in the Plan would need formal Board of County Commissioners’ approval or adoption. Orange County’s $300 million  INVEST in Our Home for Life funding supports several policy options to support sustainability in the future.

See the milestones of our journey to sustainability described below.

Sustainability Contacts

Jeff Benavides
Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer
County Administration
201 S. Rosalind Avenue, 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 836-7389
Cell: (407) 491-9211

Lori Forsman
Sustainability Programs Manager
Community, Environmental and Development Services Department
201 S. Rosalind Avenue, 2nd Floor
Orlando FL 32801
Phone: (407) 836-5439
Cell: (407) 701-7732

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Graphic depicting the journey of the Orange County Sustainability Initiative