Seminole Wins State Environment Award
The environmental stewardship award is given annually by the Florida League of Cities. It focuses on city programs that promote conservation, improve and protect environmental conditions.
SEMINOLE – This city has been chosen to receive the 2016 environmental stewardship award from the Florida League of Cities.
The award is one of three municipal achievement awards given by the Florida League of Cities.
“The Florida Municipal Achievement Awards have been recognizing excellence and innovation in local government programs for nearly a decade. It is important for municipalities in Florida to share best practices and new ideas to better serve the citizens of our cities,” League president Matt Surrency said.
Surrency, who is also the mayor of Hawthorne, added, “It’s my honor to congratulate the winning cities for their outstanding programs that have earned the prestigious Florida Municipal Achievement Award.”
The environmental stewardship award focuses on city programs that promote conservation, improve and protect environmental conditions, and/or provide environmental education and outreach programs within a city.
Seminole had are two winning entries, not technically a “program” but rather three new multipurpose buildings, one of which is LEED Certified Platinum. The Public Works Administration/EOC and Public Works Operations Buildings all utilize innovative green building technology, such as solar panels, low-flow water fixtures, and LED lighting. During construction, more than 50 percent of the construction/demolition waste was recycled. Additionally, the buildings utilized at least 20 percent recycled materials and at least 50 percent of the materials were mined, milled, and/or manufactured within 500 miles of the jobsite.
The winning cities each receive a trophy, special recognition at a commission meeting and at the League’s annual conference, and will be featured in the League’s award-winning magazine, Quality Cities (QC), and on the League’s website and social media outlets.
For information about Seminole, go to myseminole.com.
Photo of public works/emergency operations center building courtesy of the city of Seminole.
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