Sustainability Awards

The City of Casselberry has received the following awards and designations related to its efforts to improve sustainability:

Best Workplaces for Commuters  

To obtain this designation, the City achieved four key facets: 1) compressed work week 2) preferred parking for carpools, 3) 2% wage incentive for employees who live in the City limits, and 4) emergency ride home and carpool matching services (provided by reThink).

Clean Air Award 

The City of Casselberry received the Central Florida Clean Air Team's 2013 Clean Air Award for its Compressed Work Week initiative. The City's 10 hour/4-day work week modified schedule, which it adopted in 2011, is estimated to prevent nearly 100 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, equivalent to the carbon sequestration ability of nearly 10,000 trees. The program is also estimated to save the City and its employees over $90,000 annually in true vehicle costs (including fuel), with additional savings to the City due to decreased building energy load and decreased personnel and custodial costs. Strong points of the City's program noted for the award included the broad applicability and scalability of the program that would allow it to be adopted by many other institutions with relative ease.

TD Green Streets Grant  

In 2013, the City of Casselberry was one of 10 municipalities nationwide that received a first ever grant through TD Green Streets, a new program that recognizes and supports innovative urban forestry initiatives in under-served communities. The $20,000 grant supports the purchase and planting of trees, maintenance costs, and educational activities. To be eligible, the applicant must be an Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA-designated community within TD Bank's United States footprint. The project completed under this grant included the transplanting of approximately 44 high value trees from the US 17-92 corridor and included "in-kind" components such as volunteer and educational activities throughout the year. The City partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation, Seminole County UF/IFAS Extension, Casselberry Friends of the Park, Keep Seminole Beautiful, and other volunteer organizations.

Tree City, USA  

Since 2007, the City of Casselberry has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor the City's commitment to community forestry. In addition, the City has won the Growth Award four times! To maintain the Tree City USA status, the City must have a tree board, adopt a tree care ordinance, have a comprehensive community forestry program, and observe Arbor Day via a proclamation

Excellence Award for Lake Concord Park 

In 2010, the City of Casselberry was awarded the Excellence Award from the Florida Stormwater Association for Lake Concord Park, an innovative project that includes Low Impact Development elements and serves as a water quality protection showcase. The Lake Concord Park was designed to enhance business, increase density, provide public education, and a sense of community.

Friends of Our Urban Forest Outstanding Project Award for Lake Concord Park 

In 2010, the City of Casselberry was chosen as a winner of the Friends of Our Urban Forest Awards Program in the category of Outstanding Projects for Lake Concord Park by the Florida Urban Forestry Council.