The city is committed to encouraging residents, business owners, schools and local organizations to begin incorporating more sustainable solutions in their daily activities.
Our actions impact the environment. Each thing we do can help or hurt our planet in many ways. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tools to help you learn and understand the issues and help you reduce your environmental footprint. Learn more at EPA’s website.
Pledge. Make a personal commitment to sustainable living by pledging to incorporate these tips into your everyday routine. Take the Winter Park Sustainability Pledge today!
Volunteer. Keep Winter Park Beautiful works with neighborhoods and volunteers throughout the community on public green space projects, organizing environmental cleanups, and other projects related to enhancing the ecological, economic and social sustainability throughout the city. Learn more Keep Winter Park Beautiful & Sustainable.
Apply for an Orange County Sustainable Communities Grant.
From recycling at your business and providing commuter incentives to tracking your energy and water usage, businesses have a significant impact on community sustainability.
Become a Winter Park Green Business. The Winter Park Green Business Recognition Program recognizes local businesses who have made substantial efforts in implementing environmentally sustainable practices in areas like energy & water conservation, green economy, waste reduction and recycling. This voluntary program is free and provides business with an easy checklist to help determine their recognition level, as well as technical assistance and a new green peer network for our city. Request more information on becoming a Green Business!
Fair Trade in Winter Park. Access more about the Winter Park Fair Trade campaign.
Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Restaurants Program. Access more information about the Surfrider Foundation helping make restaurants more sustainable. They recognize restaurants that are committed to cutting out wasteful single-use plastic and offer a simple, straightforward framework to help them make sustainable choices for our oceans.
All students deserve to attend sustainable schools that enhance their health and prepare them for 21st century careers. The U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools works with school decision makers, community volunteers, and thought leaders in the public and private sectors to drive progress at the intersection of sustainability, education, public health and the built environment. Green schools reduce environmental impacts & costs, improve occupants’ health & performance, and increase environmental & sustainable literacy. Find out more at The Center for Green Schools.
KWPB&S Green Schools Grant. Supports public and private schools serving Winter Park residents in their efforts to achieve sustainability goals and beautify their campus while engaging and educating students in the practices of sustainability. Access the 2023 grant application and 2022 recipients list.
Access Orange County Public Schools Grants.