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Miami-Dade County is pursuing many initiatives and programs for a more ecologically, economically and socially sensitive approach to local government and the global environment as a whole. Miami-Dade County has been a leader in environmental initiatives for many years. We’ve made progress that includes departmental efforts such as:
- Purchasing hybrid vehicles. The County has the third largest public hybrid fleet in the nation according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Building and restoring "green buildings" and expediting building permitting for "green" builders.
- Upgrading our recycling program to single-stream, where all recyclable goods are placed in one cart. This has resulted in a tremendous increase in recycling participation.
- Establishing Home Chemical Collection and Trash and Recycling Centers across the County.
- Building artificial reefs to support our tourism and fishing industries, and keep our ecosystems healthy.
Although there will always be ongoing challenges and new issues that impact our quality of life, we are confident that will continue being ahead of the curve in the green movement and find solutions that make sense, not only for today or tomorrow but well into the future.
- Climate and Energy Resources for State, Local, and Tribal Governments | US EPA
Departments Go Green
Miami-Dade County departments are making efforts to go green
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