Working Toward a Greener Pinecrest!
Pinecrest has a long history of environmental sensitivity and activism, as a community and as a municipal government. In the coming months and years we will be taking these efforts to new levels as the Village Council has made sustainability a priority goal in their Strategic Plan. This year the Village renewed its support to reduce global warming pollutants by participating in the US Conference of Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement. Additionally, the Village worked closely with the Miami-Dade County School Board in the creation of a Education Compact between the two entities that placed particular emphasis on the concept of "Green Schools". Pinecrest is an active member of several recognized organizations that further green causes including the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), the Florida Gold Coast Clean Cities Coalition, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Florida Green Building Coalition. The Village is committed to lead by demonstrating sustainable stewardship that will yield cost savings to taxpayers by reducing operating costs, providing a healthy work environment for staff and visitors, increasing public awareness of the environmental and economic problems associated with carbon emissions, and establishing community standards of sustainable living practices.