Go Green Recognition: City Of Aventura Invites Aventura Property Owners To Apply
February 3, 2023
The City of Aventura invites residential and commercial property owners who have practiced environmental sustainability to apply for its annual Go Green Recognition Program Award. To be considered, all property entries must contain an address within Aventura city limits. Online applications are available on the City’s website and must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24th, 2023.
Go Green is the City’s initiative encouraging its community to make responsible decisions that reduce negative impacts on the environment, save energy and lower operational costs. The City is committed to reducing its carbon footprint on the environment and it is proud to be a Green Local Government, as certified by the Florida Green Builders Coalition (FGBC). The FGBC designates Green Cities and Counties for outstanding environmental stewardship. The program focuses on improving environmental performance through waste reduction, water conservation, air quality improvements and many other criteria. The process of becoming a Green City is an opportunity to improve existing programs, start new programs and set an example to the community in order to improve environmental sustainability.
The City of Aventura annually invites residential and commercial property owners who have practiced environmental sustainability to be recognized with a Go Green Recognition Program Award. The prestigious award is presented by the Community Services Advisory Board to those properties whose efforts have and continue to keep Aventura Green.
Aventura’s Green Local Government Practices
Green Cleaning and Maintenance, in accordance with Florida Department of Environmental Resources: Aventura contracts out cleaning services that use Green Seal certified cleaning products to improve air quality and reduce employee, visitor and student exposure to toxic chemicals. HVAC equipment is regularly maintained and inspected to ensure efficiency.
Green Fleet: Aventura’s Public Works vehicles are regularly maintained by recycling all fluids, batteries and tires. Techniques to minimize environmental impact are practiced for spill containment, including berms at both ends of the bays and many others.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP): The City adopts the EPA EPP practices as part of its Go Green initiative, which reduces environmental impact; energy and water use; reduces waste and operational costs.
The Aventura Community Services Advisory Board presents the prestigious award to those property owners whose efforts have and continue to keep Aventura Green. Awards will be presented at the City’s Earth Day/Arbor Day ceremony on Friday, April 28th, 2023 at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center.
For more information, contact the Community Services Department at: (305) 466-8930. Or visit: https://www.cityofaventura.com/192/Go-G