Resilience and Climate Change

Life’s Just Greener Here

In December 2019, the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact released its latest unified sea level rise projections, and the results are frightening. One expert  says sea level is now rising one inch every three years.  Flooding is certain to increase, even without increased rainfall. There is no doubt that temperature is increasing, as are the number of severe weather events. 

Also, resources like water and other precious materials we need to live are limited and we need to be mindful of this fact. The City aspires to serve as an example to our residents and businesses to conserve, use, reuse and recycle everything possible. Carbon in the atmosphere is posing a real threat to humanity and we have to do our part to reduce that threat. 

What Is the City Doing?

The City of Wilton Manors is committed to the following goals:  

  • Conserve, reuse and recycle
  • Reduce carbon emissions through policy and practice
  • Improve, preserve and protect municipal infrastructure to increase resilience and recovery from all hazards
  • Educate, encourage and incentivize residents and businesses to do the same.

Here are some links to documents that will explain the City’s efforts and plans.  

Wilton Manors/Oakland Park Joint Climate Action Plan

Wilton Manors 2015 Greenhouse Gas Inventory - released in 2019

January 2020 Conservation, Carbon Reduction and Infrastructure Resilience presentation to City Commission

Sustainability Action List

What Can You Do? 

As the City rolls out efforts to increase our resiliency and energy efficiency, we hope you will watch this space for the latest information, and maybe start your own efforts to safeguard your homes and businesses and reduce your carbon footprint too.  Here are some links that can get you started. 

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Residential energy consumption is the single highest generator of carbon in Wilton Manors.  Know your baseline, and work to reduce it.   To jump start your efforts, Click here for the carbon calculator.

Check out some energy saving tips.

Consider replacing major appliances with energy efficient models.

Consider installing solar panels on your property.

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Learn more about and measure your water footprint.

Learn more about water restrictions and conservation.

Purchase a low flow toilet and receive a rebate.

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Plant trees - the City holds a tree giveaway held annually (usually January or February)

Reduce your reliance on single use plastics. 

Recycle responsibly - here are the rules for recycling in Wilton Manors.

Leave your car at home once or twice a week.  Wilton Manors offers ride share discounts to Wilton Drive - learn more here.

Have an idea or a comment?  Call 954-390-2103 or email plandi@wiltonmanors.com.