Sustainable Florida Recognizes the Walt Disney World Recognized for Energy Conservation

The Walt Disney World Resort was recently recognized by Sustainable Florida for their work with energy conservation and was given the organization's large business best practice award.

The company had set a goal to reduce electrical usage by 10 percent and based the goal on its 2006 consumption. In this year alone, Walt Disney World saved enough electricity to power Space Mountain for 35 years.

Since 2009 the resort has reduced overall electric consumption by more than 10 percent. This was achieved through implementing new technology and equipment, adjusting operations, and changing cast member behavior. The 'Make a Switch' campaign encouraged the company's 70,000 cast members to turn of electric switches when they weren't in use.

"We are especially proud to receive the best practice award from Sustainable Florida because it is recognition of our company's long-standing commitment to the environment, conservation and the natural world," said, Jackie Ogden, Ph.D., vice president of animal, science and environment at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. "We're always looking for new ways to conserve resources, including electricity, and to continue building on our success in the years to come."

Sustainable Florida is a nonprofit organization that is committed to conserving Florida's natural and economic resources. Each year the organization gives companies its best practice award for their efforts to protect and preserve Florida's environment.

Story by Traci C., Source

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