The City of Largo was awarded the 2018 Green Local Government Award by the Suncoast U.S. Green Building Council.

LARGO, FL — On the heels of the city’s decision to be the second city on Florida’s west coast to ban single-use plastic on city property, the City of Largo was awarded the 2018 Green Local Government Award by the Suncoast U.S. Green Building Council.

The award acknowledges Largo’s commitment to sustainability through environmentally friendly initiatives and projects.

In just the last year, the city has developed the Largo Environmental Action Plan, committed to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, set a goal of all electric-light duty vehicles by 2025, installed electric vehicle charging stations as well as approving the ban on single-use plastic items.

The award is part of the USGBCs Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. Visit Largo.com/LEAP to learn more about Largo’s commitment to making our community sustainable for generations.

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SOURCE: Patch.com