Sustainability Program Coordinator Position Available at the City of West Palm Beach
Under general supervision, provides support for the City of West Palm Beach sustainability initiative; coordinates and implements programs related to the following: carbon footprint reduction, energy efficiency, water conservation, green model home, green job training programs, green building principles, transportation, environmentally preferable purchasing and other sustainable/conservation subjects; program management and metrics; curriculum development for public outreach; public education; business workshops; and performs related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Environmental Studies, Public Policy, Management, Sustainable Land Planning or related field, and three (3) years relevant work experience in the area of sustainability program management, water and energy management. A valid Florida driver’s license is required or a valid driver’s license form any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application with the ability to obtain a State of Florida driver’s license within 30 days from date of employment. Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP), Engineer in Training (EIT), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEEDAP) preferred.
Office: Public Utilities/Sustainability
Location: Downtown West Palm Beach – City Hall
Pay: $43,967 annually (Pay grade 52)
Closing Date: December 13, 2013
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LED Streetlights Installed in Coleman Park Neighborhood
Future of Coleman Park Neighborhood Looking “Brighter!”
Coleman Park, one of West Palm Beach’s most historic neighborhoods is now the first community in the entire state of Florida to receive new, brighter, safer high-tech LED streetlights from FPL.
The lights are being paid for by the City, and are part of Mayor Muoio’s promise to pursue environmentally friendly projects as part of the city’s Department of Sustainability.
LED lights offer a savings of approximately 60% over the older lights.
Over the past year, the city, on its own, has already paid for and installed approximately 6,000 new LED streetlights in neighborhoods where the city is responsible for the lighting. This is the first time FPL has agreed to allow a city to pay for the LED upgrades on FPL-owned lights.
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Floating above the rising tides debate: Keren Bolter at TEDxMiami 2013 by TEDxTalks
Keren Bolter is dedicated to increasing awareness of the need for adaption to sea level rise in South Florida. Her research to date includes mapping and analysis of the impacts of sea level rise, addressing both physical, socioeconomic, and health implications.
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)