As the most-visited city in the United States, Orlando is uniquely positioned to influence environmental stewardship in communities around the world. From meeting the foundational needs of local residents to providing an enchanting tourism destination in a changing climate, we describe how to leverage local characteristics to enhance sustainable efforts.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the evolution of Orlando's sustainability practices across seven key focus areas (Green Works Orlando).
  • Describe the City of Orlando's commitment to data transparency and measurable actions that led to $2.5 million in utility savings for City buildings.
  • Understand how to effectively elevate the Guest experience while efficiently and equitably managing city resources.
  • Consider the unique characteristics of their own municipality or organization in order to apply similar sustainability practices that innovatively engage residents, employees, and visitors alike.

Prerequisite: None.