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Leading by Example

The website provides an opportunity for the People of Florida, as well as people from around the world, to witness Florida's efforts to reduce the devastating effects of climate change. Governor Crist is passionate about government leading by example and this website provides detailed information on the progress of those efforts.

Governor Crist Tackles Climate Change

Last year, Governor Charlie Crist set a new direction for Florida's energy future by signing a groundbreaking set of Executive Orders during the Serve to Preserve Florida Summit on Global Climate Change. The three Executive Orders represent the Governor's commitment to addressing global climate change. The orders will guide Florida to reduce greenhouse gases, increase energy efficiency and pursue more renewable and alternative energy sources, such as solar and wind technologies, ethanol and hydrogen.

During the Summit, Florida formed a partnership with the United Kingdom and outlined action items to support the climate control policies of each partner and work towards the rapid transition to a global low carbon economy.

At the close of the Summit, Governor Crist appointed an Action Team on Energy and Climate Change. The Action Team has already completed the Phase One report and will continue to develop a strategy to protect our state from the effects of climate change.

The Governor is moving Florida forward to ensure the continued prosperity of her economy and the protection of her beautiful natural resources.

Green Tips

Pump up.

Properly inflated tires could improve your gas mileage by up to three percent. The average American who drives 12,000 per year could save about 16 gallons of gasoline annually.

Lose the phone book.

You're probably using an online directory anyway. So call to stop the delivery of your traditional paper phone book. Telephone books make up almost 10 percent of waste at dump sites.

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