Office of Sustainability
Osceola County established the Office of Sustainability in October 2021 to organize, guide, and coordinate sustainability initiatives within County government and throughout the County.
The 2012 Sustainability Action Plan set goals for instituting a sustainability program at the County. Progress has been made in a number of areas – establishing the Sustainability Office will ensure continued implementation of this Plan. Strategies for a Sustainable Future, adopted by the County in 2017, addresses key issues facing the County, include fiscal sustainability, lack of affordable housing, homelessness, and jobs-housing balance. In 2020, the County adopted the Osceola Green Initiative Comprehensive Plan Element to update and expand on the 2012 plan. The Element includes actions designed to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and impacts of climate change.
Visit the Plans and Documents page to download these and other reports.
WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON
The Board recently adopted an Urban Forest Management Plan and is working to increase the tree canopy throughout the County. Tree giveaway programs, planting along rights-of-way, expanding our tree farm, and tree maintenance all are part of this plan.
This coming year, the County will update its Florida Green Local Government certification.
Check back soon for more information about our sustainability initiatives.