The Green Challenge

The GREEN Neighborhood Challenge encourages neighborhoods to take part in reducing pollution and carbon footprint. By working together, we enhance the quality of life for current and future generations. The GREEN Neighborhood Challenge ends midnight June 15, 2016.

The GREEN Challenge encourages neighborhoods to benchmark their community’s neighborhood involvement when it relates to being earth friendly, promote recycling and reusing, and create sustainability awareness. Neighborhoods are also challenged to change community behaviors by reducing energy use, generating less waste, saving water and increasing awareness of environmental issues.


Best Practices Examples:
  • Create water pollution prevention awareness.
  • Involve residents in environmental responsibility-related events.
  • Teach residents on how to reduce carbon footprint.
  • Create energy saving awareness.
  • Promote sustainability initiatives.


Completing the Green Scorecard

 

We recommend one(1) primary point of contact/administrator register your neighborhood and complete the information on the score cards.


Finding Ideas for Earning Points

 

The Neighborhood Challenge Toolkit is a Central Florida resource for learning more about how to implement the ideas listed in the scorecard (please click on the link below to access the Toolkit).

Get the Neighborhood Challenge Toolkit


Using the Green Scorecard

The GREEN Neighborhood Challenge scorecard is intended to be used to assess your community's environmental practices as well as a resource for gathering new ideas. Once registered, your neighborhood may access and update your scorecards at any time, with the goal of increasing your scores throughout the challenge timeframe(ends midnight June 15, 2016). Scores will be reviewed at the end of the Challenge, and outcomes will be used to determine the level of recognition (i.e. bronze, silver, gold, or platinum) and the award winners.


The GREEN Neighborhood Scorecard has questions which are specific ideas for greening a community, including questions that are left open for innovative practices. The scorecard is divided into four categories:


  • Green Community
  • Reduce,Reuse,Recycle
  • Community Participation
  • Awareness


Although neighborhoods are encouraged to achieve as many points as possible, they are not expected to achieve all points. As noted below, a neighborhood that receives 15 points has taken many important steps toward being an environmentally conscious neighborhood and is deserving of recognition. The GREEN Neighborhood Challenge has four award levels of recognition, which are tied to the following point totals:



Striving for Award Levels

15-40 PTS
BRONZE
41-75 PTS
SILVER
76-100 PTS
GOLD
101 & ABOVE PTS
PLATINUM

 

All neighborhoods are encouraged to participate every year in the challenge. However, neighborhoods many not be recognized as award winners more than two consecutive years at the time, under the same category.


If you need assistance, clarification on a question, or would like to learn more about how to improve your score on any scorecard, please email neighborhoodchallenge@ocfl.net