The Orlando Sentinel reported:
“Mayor Teresa Jacobs used her third State of Orange County speech Friday to push the idea that a Sustainable environment was one of the area's three crucial pillars, along with a sound economy and strong sense of community.
‘Above all, I believe that sustainability needs to be our new mind set,’ Jacobs said. ‘It's the way we live our lives, understanding that everything we do, use or build has an impact on our community and our world.’
· Join us to learn more about your county and city visions, plans and incentives to help businesses in their sustainability efforts.
o Orange County
o Osceola County
o City of Winter Park
o City of Orlando
· We will also hear from Businesses that have benefited from these incentives and how you can take advantage of them within your own business.
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Thomas "Tommy" Boroughs is a Partner in the Orlando office of Holland & Knight
Thomas "Tommy" Boroughs has been focusing his practice in the areas of zoning and land use regulatory matters together with real estate development, acquisition and sales. He served for several years as chair of the firm’s Florida Land Use Team. Mr. Boroughs served as Chair of the Florida Energy Commission from 2006 to 2008 and served on the Board of Orlando Utilities Commission from 2001 to 2008 (serving as President of the Board from 2004 to 2006). He also chaired the American Public Power Association's Policy Makers Council in 2005 and 2006 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association. In December 2005, former Governor Jeb Bush appointed Mr. Boroughs to the Florida Energy Forum. In 2007, Florida Governor Charlie Crist appointed Mr. Boroughs to the Governor's Energy and Climate Action Team. Mr. Boroughs was voted the 2006 Florida Municipal Electric Association Member of the Year. Currently, Mr. Boroughs serves on the Board of the Florida Energy Center; on the Advisory Board of the Florida Energy Systems Consortium; and is a member of the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida.
Tarzan Frazier, CFM, Energy Manager, Orange County BCC
Tarzan Frazier has been the Energy Manger in Orange County’s Administrative Services Department since June 2007. He has managed over 6 million sq. ft. of commercial building spaces in Orange County government serving as the County’s Facility Manager. In addition to establishing and administering energy conservation programs and projects, he has been appointed and served on several committees for energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction as well as energy efficiency programs targeted to the industrial and commercial sectors. He is presently serving as Co-Chair of the Orange County Built-Environment Sub-committee working to develop a Community Sustainability Plan for Orange County. Holding an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management he became a Certified Facility Manager with International Facility Managers Association in 2009. With over 30 years of experience in construction and building management’s public and private sectors Tarzan is passionate about accountability, efficiency, and good customer service.
Jane Gregory: Pollution Prevention Program Coordinator
Jane has over twenty-five years of experience in the environmental compliance field, working in both the public and private sectors. She recently became the Pollution Prevention Program Coordinator for Orange County, after spending three years managing the county’s residential energy efficiency program as a contractor. Jane also is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager and a Certified Environmental Trainer who develops and delivers hazardous materials and waste management training for the University of Florida TREEO Center, and coordinates environmental compliance partnering meetings between the US Air Force and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in the Northwest District. Jane is currently in her second year as Chair of the Metropolitan Environmental Training Alliance (METRA)
Courtney Banker: Sustainability Intern: City of Winter Park
Courtney Banker is the Sustainability Intern for the City of Winter Park and is also a Sustainability Campus Coordinator at Rollins College. A native Floridian, Courtney is passionate about protecting and preserving that which makes this state so beautiful. In studying Environmental Studies at Rollins College, she found others that share this passion, and many more that have taught her what it truly means to lead a sustainable lifestyle, and better yet, how to do so on a large scale. Impressed with all that has been done thus far in Central Florida in terms of sustainability, she is very excited to participate in the region's continuing journey towards a greener life.
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U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce
Green is Everyone's BusinessThe U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce is a national nonprofit organization, empowering businesses to achieve economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Members benefit from increased organizational visibility, educational tools to improve operational performance, and extensive networking opportunities. Lean more from our Website!