On October, Sustainable Florida awarded its Community Engagement Best Practice Award to the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of Hillsborough County for its Clean Air Fair. The Clean Air Fair is organized by the EPC Air Division as a community celebration of May as Clean Air Month (as designated by EPA) with the goal of promoting a healthy environment through public education. The fair also seeks to recognize environmentally-conscious organizations and companies in Tampa Bay and is free to both exhibitors and visitors. View the HTV news brief video (above) to learn more about the 2015 Clean Air Fair with more than 1,000 participants and more than 50 environmental and community exhibitors, many demonstrating their efforts to reduce environmental impacts and improve sustainability through innovative energy efficiencies, alternative technologies and fuel sources, and other actions. The fair also features live entertainment, complimentary refreshments and prize drawings.
Sustainable Florida advances the vision of sustainability by identifying, supporting and communicating best management practices – those which protect and preserve Florida’s environment while building markets for Florida’s businesses by enhancing their competitive advantages today. It promotes sustainable best management practices through collaborative educational efforts throughout Florida.
“We consider public outreach to be very important in promoting environmental and sustainable practices,” said Jeff Sims, general manager in the Air Division. “The Clean Air Fair is our largest single event where we engage directly with the public and local businesses. We have been proud to provide this forum for the past 14 years to showcase local environmental efforts, and we are honored to be recognized with this prestigious award.” For more information on EPC and its programs, go to www.epchc.org.