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. To document our commitment to sustainable practices, Green Volusia recently submitted the county’s Green Local Government re-certification to the Florida Green Building Coalition.
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.
Agricultural Business Survey: Volusia County Environmental Management is compiling information from all agricultural businesses in the county, to create an interactive database available to the public. If you are interested in being involved in this project, please fill out the form here. For more information, contact Katrina Locke at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Agricultural Extension Center at (386) 822-5778.