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Sustainability Awards and Recognition

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We utilize award and certification criteria as one way of measuring our performance. Meeting and exceeding standards means that we are focused on those activities that industry and issues experts agree will make a difference. The City of Fort Lauderdale is proud to be the recipient of numerous awards recognizing our efforts towards building a sustainable community

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GENERAL

11th Greenest City in the U.S. (nerdwallet.com)

Most Outstanding Green Government, 2013 (U.S. Green Building Council South Florida)

Certified as a Florida Green Local Government (Florida Green Building Coalition)

Top 10 Greenest Mid-sized Cities (mylife.com)

CONSERVATION

EPA Water Sense Partner

RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT & LAND USE

Top 10 Best Downtowns in 2014 (liveability.com)

NATURAL RESOURCES PRESERVATION

Tree City USA for over 35 years (Arbor Day Foundation)

Blue Wave Certification (Clean Beaches Coalition)

Clean Marina Status at all three City marine facilities (Florida Department of Environmental Protection)

Distribution System of the Year (multiple years) – Florida Section of the American Water Works Association

TRANSPORTATION & CONNECTIVITY

Top Ranked Complete Streets Policy in Florida and #3 Nationally (Smart Growth America)

Overall Excellence Award for Connecting the Blocks (Southeast Florida Smart Growth Partnership) 

Ranked among the Nation’s Top 100 Fleets … Placed 8th and 14th (Government Fleet Magazine)

 

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