Issue 1 | May 2019
Good And Green News & Updates
Our monthly newsletter is the source for Good and Green updates, activities, events, and opportunities in the City of Sunrise, Florida. We also want to recognize outstanding community leaders and organizations. We would love to highlight your sustainability efforts and accomplishments (e.g. neighborhood cleanup, water conservation tip, butterfly garden, etc.) - please contact us at  sustainability@sunrisefl.gov  to share your stories!
Sustainability Action Plan Approved
On April 23, 2019, City Commission accepted, and authorized staff to use the Sunrise Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) to collaborate with City departments, and community partners on implementing the recommended actions to reduce municipal operations greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), strengthen community resilience, and foster environmental stewardship.

The SAP establishes 18 goals and 94 recommendations for implementation over the next five years, broken down into three Focus Areas: Resource Management, Vulnerability, and Sustainability. The SAP also sets mid-range and long-range GHG reduction targets, reinforcing the goals and objectives of the Mayors' Climate Action Pledge, Resilient Communities Initiative, and the U.S. Conference of Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement.

Earth Day & Arbor Day a Success
Over 2,000 people attended the annual Sunrise Earth Day festival on Saturday, April 6, at Sawgrass Sanctuary. The celebration featured a Tree-Planting Ceremony in commemoration of Arbor Day; a Plant Giveaway of more than 700 plants; live music; a Kids' Corner with children's activities, face painting, arts and crafts and more; handcrafted goods; fantastic food and beverage vendors; and non-profit exhibitors and educational displays.

Be a Butterfly Hero
Sunrise residents can certify their yards for FREE!
The City of Sunrise registered with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) in June 2016, and has been working toward the Community Wildlife Habitat designation. The City launched its Be A Butterfly Hero initiative in 2017, and reinforced its commitment through the Mayor’s Monarch pledge. For every certified habitat in Sunrise there are points the City attains toward the communitywide designation.

As of this April, 124 Homes in Sunrise , 11 Schools in Sunrise , and 21 City Properties have been certified through NWF

For Sunrise homeowners interested in certifying their yards, thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Broward, we can offer a waiver for the certification fee. It's easier than you think to certify your yard as a wildlife habitat. It’s as simple as having sources of food, water, and cover for local species, and following basic sustainability practices! Request an application and waiver by emailing sustainability@sunrisefl.gov .