In July 2021, Green Volusia hosted a series of Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure forums. If you missed them or want to share them with others, they are available on Environmental Management's YouTube channel through the following link. We will be updating and adding to the videos, so please consider subscribing to the page and requesting to be notified of any updates.
Save our Springs and Rivers Academy
Want to become a Blue Spring advocate and help us spread the word about solutions to water pollution?
We invite you to attend our FREE adult education course: Save Our Springs and Rivers Academy. The academy will include classroom and field trip experiences, guest speakers, and hands-on, feet-wet learning to provide the ultimate citizen engagement experience. Those participating in the six-session virtual course will gain valuable knowledge and will pledge to educate others on behalf of Volusia Blue Spring after the course's completion as "Ambassadors."
Dates: January 26, 28, February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021-Virtual Meeting via Zoom
(Virtual field trips will be scheduled throughout. In-person field trips will be scheduled on February 19th and 20th. Participants are only required to attend one of these days.)
Space is limited, registration is required.
The Green Volusia program is a long-term initiative designed to provide residents and visitors with information about green, or sustainable, practices.
Being sustainable or being green involves each of us reducing our impact on the environment. From the trash we generate, the purchases we make, the energy and water we use, to the driving we do. All of these things have an impact on our environment. Green Volusia aims to provide information about environmentally responsible practices that benefit the whole community as well as encouraging stewardship and conservation of our natural resources. Green Volusia's actions for sustainability were recognized by the Florida Green Building Coalition who awarded our re-certification as a Green Local Government in 2017.
Sustainability Action Plan
The Green Volusia program coordinates Volusia County’s Sustainability Action Plan, which was adopted February 20, 2014. The plan identifies seven specific sustainability goals, including providing a healthy economy, maintaining a healthy environment, promoting a healthy community, encouraging efficient transportation and community design, conserving water and promoting water efficiency, conserving energy and promoting renewable energy, and reducing waste and promoting recycling. View Sustainability Action Plan.