The City of Aventura and The Continental Group’s Go Green Expo and Symposium a Success

(L-r) City of Aventura Director of Community Services Robert Sherman and City Manager Eric Soroka with Gary Pyott, The Continental Group

Aventura residents, condo management and experts came out to discuss the newest, costeffective practices in the Green Sustainable Movement, during the “Go Green Expo and Symposium” held recently at the City of Aventura Government Center. The Expo was presented by the City of Aventura in conjunction with The Continental Group (TCG).

The Expo presentations included former “Go Green” City of Aventura winners, Florida Power and Light, Lukes-Sawgrass Landscaping,Waste Management and All Florida Pest Control that covered topics such as natural pest control, recycling, Florida Friendly™ landscaping, and energy saving tips. Guests were greeted with Go Green reusable bags, natural insect repellant and green plants. Desktop presenters were available for one on one Q&A as they shared tips on how each product is dedicated toward helping consumers save money by adapting a Go Green lifestyle.

Featured presenters included Robert Sherman, director of community services department for City of Aventura; Devesh Nirmul, director of energy and sustainability solutions at FirstService Energy Management; and Dr. Jennifer Languell, president of Trifecta Construction Solutions.

Sherman opened the presentation with the City of Aventura’s efforts toward going green by improving environmental performance through waste reduction and water conservation. Afterward, Nirmul discussed implementing eSolutions for properties to improve operations and maintenance by reducing costs and decreasing the environmental footprint.

Dr. Jennifer Languell, one of this country’s preeminent sustainability consultants, shared tips on how the average consumer can lower their energy bill. Languell stressed adapting water efficient applications, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and purchasing Energy Star compliant products for homeowners, condo associations and building sites.

All multimedia presentations aimed to educate attendees on ways that the City of Aventura is “going green” and how they can enhance their own Go Green initiatives in their homes and highrise communities. The event proved to be a success with all in attendance learning vital information regarding the green movement.

The City of Aventura is honored to be a recipient of a Green Local Government Certification designated by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) and is committed to reducing its carbon footprint according to Eric M. Soroka, Aventura City Manager. Furthermore, The Continental Group is Florida’s leading property management company and a dedicated education provider to its communities on green practices and sustainability, helping to encourage residents to participate in the green movement.

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