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ENERGY SAVINGS GOAL FOR THE YEAR 2020 IS REACHED SIX YEARS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

West Palm Beach honored for its green energy savings

There are only two…that’s right two…cities in the country that managed to reach their energy savings goals SIX years ahead of schedule.

And West Palm Beach is one of them!

As part of the Better Buildings Challenge with the U.S. Energy Department, the city pledged to reduce its energy use twenty percent by the year 2020.

Well…here we are in 2015…and the city has already passed its goal!

Penni Redford, the head of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability was in Washington DC this week to accept the honor from U.S. Dept. of Energy Undersecretery Lynn Orr.

US DOE Better Buildings Challenge Letter 5.27.15


Green School Designation for WPB Schools

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Cardinal Newman Plaque compressed

We want to give a BIG congratulations to all the WPB schools that achieved Green School designation this year! We are so proud of our schools, especially Grassy Waters Elementary who received the most points out of any school in Palm Beach and Martin County! Together, we can help every WPB school be a Green School and we should.

See more photos on City Facebook page


West Palm Beach Finishes 5th Among “Most Water Wise” Cities For April

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Residents Pledge to Reduce Water Use By 16,009,687 Gallons As Part of 4th Annual National Water Challenge

Enough to fill 24 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

That’s the amount of water residents in West Palm Beach pledged to save over the next year as part of the 2015 National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, an annual awareness campaign that encourages leaders to promote water efficiency in their communities.

WEST PALM BEACH MNC 2015 WRAP UP NEWS RELEASE

water pledge graphic


10 Reasons to Choose Tap over Bottled Water

Friday, May 15th, 2015

askHRgreen-ten-reasons-to-drink-tap-water


Earth Day @ Palm Beach Outlets

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

A dozen environmental and sustainability minded organizations came together on Earth Day, April 22, at the Palm Beach Outlets to educate and engage people about their programs and why we need to celebrate and care for the earth! We thank them for joining the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability at this event and for the Outlets for hosting.