Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs helped launch an initiative that encourages local work places to go green.
Local businesses have been given a six-month challenge to go green with the Central Florida Workplace Challenge competition sponsored by the City of Orlando, the City of Winter Park and Green Destination Orlando. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs helped launch the initiative at the 2016 Economic Summit.
The challenge encourages local businesses to create healthier work environments for employees, reduce any negative environmental impact, and volunteer in community service.
Using online scorecards in which businesses can record their progress and rack up points, the businesses will be given the chance to earn awards and recognition, enjoy educational and networking socials, and compete for inclusion in one or more of the three categories: Green, Healthy and Involved.
“Central Florida is on a mission to become the most robust region in the country,” Orlando Inc. Executive Vice President José Fajardo says. “Participating in the Central Florida Workplace Challenge is a great way for local businesses to accomplish this vision by strengthening the business climate through enhancing our workplaces and our community.”
To join the challenge, businesses can visit www.greendestinationorlando.org.