🌎Sustainability & Palm Beach Gardens Riding the Green Wave!
Updated: Apr 21
Earth Day is every day here in Palm Beach Gardens♻️.
If you grew up here in our Tree City, like I did, or if you recently arrived, you cannot help but notice that we are at 50% of green space protected areas in our City.
Part of why I ran for office in my hometown, was to keep the 'gardens' in Palm Beach Gardens. Our City and staff have embraced incorporating green choices to achieve the goal of a sustainable Palm Beach Gardens, from a butterfly habitat, to LED lights, HVAC technology, solar power, tree coverage, electric vehicles & more.
Go on a deep dive describing local Sustainability with:
Our Palm Beach Gardens City Council passed Resolutions 14 & 69 prohibiting the use of Styrofoam products, balloons, confetti and glitter on City property and at City events.
Some highlights - out of many!
50% green space/conservation/protected areas encompassing the entire City. This promotes environmental stewardship and reduces the amount of built-up areas, minimizing heat islands and other negative impacts of the built environment.
The City’s new Mobility Plan and Mobility Fee provide the basis to implement multi-modal principles to reduce vehicle trips, encourage use of transit and light rail, and increase pedestrian and bicycle activity throughout the City.
Take advantage of the city’s electric/hybrid vehicle chargers today! Currently located in 5 areas around the city, these FREE charging stations are available to the public.
Proactive Planning & Zoning projects include a Transit Oriented Design Master Plan. Mixed-Use Planning for new developments to reduce vehicle trips.
Green spaces and planting of trees. We even have a City Forester Program!
Energy efficient artistic bus shelters. Lighting for bus shelters is provided by a small solar panel.
Storm Water Mitigation and Maintenance Plan (constructing and maintaining proper drainage systems to prevent flooding and damage to public and private properties).
Private developers must meet environmental standards and mandatory green spaces.
Electric vehicles for City use.
Use of solar panels at Public Safety Training Center.
City Green Market supports locally grown foods and small, family businesses.
The City’s Comprehensive Plan has numerous goals, objectives, and policies, and the City’s Land Development Code has policies and codes that guide and regulate sustainable development within the City.
Take advantage of the city’s electric/hybrid vehicle chargers today! Currently located in 5 areas around the city, these FREE charging stations are available to the public
For more information, please go to: https://www.pbgfl.com/1089/Sustainability