Media Release

Earth Day Countdown - Energy Element Update

Saturday, April 3, 2010 1:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Growth Management Department invites citizens to a series of Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) public workshops on the draft Energy Element update to the Comprehensive Plan.

For information about the EAR process and other element workshops, click here.

For information on the draft Energy Element, click here.

The public workshops are scheduled for:  

  • Monday, April 26th from 6 - 8 p.m. - Millhopper Library (3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville)
  • Tuesday, May 4th from 6 - 8 p.m. - Town of Tioga Community Center (105 SW 128th St., Newberry)
  • Monday, May 10th from 6 - 8 p.m. - City of Alachua Branch Library (14913 NW 140th Street, Alachua)

The EAR meetings on the draft Energy Element are part of a continuing conversation started with the award-winning Energy Conservation Strategies Commission (ECSC) final report.  The ECSC report was a 17 month community discussion culminating in a December 2008, final report with over 204 recommendations on how to build a more energy efficient and resource resilient community. Strategies in the report include: reducing and mitigating the effects of rising energy costs, creating energy independence from fossil fuels, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and promoting the long-term economic security of the residents of Alachua County through energy conservation, efficiency and alternative energy deployment.

To view the ECSC final report, click here.

For more information about the Alachua County Energy Conservation Strategies Commission, contact Alachua County Sustainability Program Manager Sean McLendon at 352-548-3765.

For more information about the EAR process, contact the Alachua County Growth Management Department at 352-374-5249.

40 Days of Change - For more information concerning events on and leading up to Earth Day, go to the University of Florida, Office of Sustainability's "40 Days of Change" website by clicking here.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).