Orange County Government, Florida

Sustainability Plan

Why Sustainable Business?

Businesses are beginning to recognize great economic growth by adopting strategies that support the triple bottom line - people, planet, and profit. Consumers are choosing to support products and services that are socially and ecologically responsible, and businesses are reaping the benefits by increasing efficiency and reducing waste.

Sustainability seeks to promote a prosperous and resilient economy that creates an abundance of good paying jobs. We need to restore America’s leadership and innovation with the creation of good jobs that can’t be outsourced. A more diverse and resilient economy will help moderate the effects of the inevitable ups and downs of market cycles.

Additionally, a healthy and livable environment is an attractive place for businesses to emerge, grow, and stay.

Help Your Business Thrive

Get Involved

  • Guide our Future Professionals - Mentor a student through the Orange County Public Schools, UCF, Valencia, or Rollins College mentorship programs.
  • Attend a Meeting - Attend a session of the Board of County Commissioners, advisory board, or public hearing to learn about County matters and make your voice heard. Find a list of upcoming meetings on the Orange County calendar.
  • Join the US Green Chamber: the Southeast office of the Green Chamber provides opportunities for networking, education, and advocacy for local businesses and communities to grow through achieving the triple bottom line: economic, environmental and social sustainability.
  • Make a Difference - Organize a group to volunteer and give back to your community. Check out Orange County’s Get Involved page for ideas and opportunities.
  • Promote and support local arts and cultural organizations to increase our community’s cultural and creative capital and vibrancy. Discover local organizations and learn how to contribute at United Arts of Central Florida.

Set the Standard

Become recognized as a sustainable business.

Sustainability Contacts

Alan Marshall
Assistant to the Director
Community, Environmental and Development Services Department
201 S. Rosalind Avenue, 2nd Floor
Orlando FL 32801
Email: Alan.Marshall@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-5884
Cell: (407) 406-3612

Lori Forsman
Sustainability Specialist
Community, Environmental and Development Services Department
201 S. Rosalind Avenue, 2nd Floor
Orlando FL 32801
Email: Lori.Forsman@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-5439

Resources

The Sustainability Plan will make Orange County a more prosperous, healthy, and livable community for current and future generations by addressing economic, environmental, social and cultural issues in a holistic manner.

Learn more about Orange County’s focus areas for a more prosperous, healthy & livable community.