Media Release

Lunch and Learn Energy Policy and Carbon Footprint Information Session

Thursday, November 5, 2015 2:00 PM

solarALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Office of Sustainability invites citizens to a “Lunch and Learn” energy policy and carbon footprint information session on Friday, November 20, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in the Grace Knight Conference Room, on the second floor of the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, downtown Gainesville). The information session is free, and is the second of a monthly series of workshops and information sessions offered by the Alachua County Office of Sustainability, for the Water Energy and Waste Opportunities for Conservation (WEWOC) program.

The event, led by Gainesville Loves Mountains, provides information on Florida's energy efficiency policy, coal dependency, and reducing the community's carbon footprint.

The Office of Sustainability offers programs in conjunction with goals established by the Energy Conservation Strategies Commission, formed in 2008, which recommended several initiatives to reduce energy consumption across the County. These initiatives are sought through a number of overlapping County programs and policies, many of which include partnerships with the School and Library Districts, the University of Florida, Santa Fe College, and local nonprofits and small businesses.

Gainesville Loves Mountains is a group of concerned volunteers with diverse perspectives on energy solutions for Gainesville's future, and is committed to minimizing the impacts of coal consumption and extraction on Appalachia. They work in partnership with communities to end mountaintop removal coal mining and create a prosperous economy and sustainable future for the region and its people. In addition to monitoring the companies that supply Alachua County's coal and advocating for alternative sources of energy, Gainesville Loves Mountains guides the implementation of local policies and programs to support energy savings and economic growth.

For more information, contact Alachua County Program Development Specialist Rachel Wayne at 352-264-6986 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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).