Orange County Government, Florida

Sustainable Living

We all want to live in a community that is prosperous, safe, healthy, enjoyable, and provides opportunities for our children. Keeping a sustainable Orange County involves the following interconnected components:

  • Maintaining a business climate that provides an abundance of good paying jobs.
  • Managing services and activities so that our environment remains healthy, livable, and beautiful.
  • Fostering social and cultural norms that provide a community that is welcoming and diverse for all residents.
  • Promoting a culture of innovation and creativity that paves the way for human achievement.

Enhance Your Quality of Life

Explore Our Great Outdoors: Orange County has superb natural resources for you to get out and explore, from our bustling parks and trails to our outstanding natural lands.

Experience Local Art, Culture and Entertainment: Orange County is one of the outstanding cultural centers in the southeastern United States, with several major art, cultural and entertainment facilities. Learn more about local art and entertainment venues

Make Your Life A Little Greener.

  • Take steps to reduce your ecological impact at home. Check out the Green Up Your Life page for tips on how to reduce energy, water, and waste, find rebates for home improvements and shop for products that are safer and cleaner for our environment.
  • Tour Orange County’s EcoMap to see which buildings and businesses are on the path to sustainability! Find green buildings, solar sites, electric vehicle power stations, farmers markets, and more.

Travel Sustainably

Whether visiting Orange County for business or pleasure, the choices you make have a big impact on our community. Together, we can help to preserve the wonderful features our County has to offer for future generations.

Get Involved

  • Attend a meeting. Whether it be your homeowners association, your city council, or Orange County government, consider going to a meeting or exploring a website, and learn what is going on in your local community.
  • Volunteer in your community. Whether you have a lot of time or just a little, you can make a huge difference by giving back to the community. There are several opportunities to volunteer, find out how at Orange County’s Get Involved page.

Inspire Others

Sustainability Contacts

Alan Marshall
Assistant to the Director
Community, Environmental and Development Services Department
201 S. Rosalind Avenue, 2nd Floor
Orlando FL 32801
Email: Alan.Marshall@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-5884
Cell: (407) 406-3612

Lori Forsman
Sustainability Specialist
Community, Environmental and Development Services Department
201 S. Rosalind Avenue, 2nd Floor
Orlando FL 32801
Email: Lori.Forsman@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-5439

Resources

The Sustainability Plan will make Orange County a more prosperous, healthy, and livable community for current and future generations by addressing economic, environmental, social and cultural issues in a holistic manner.

Learn more about Orange County’s focus areas for a more prosperous, healthy & livable community.