Earth Hour 2014
The City of Sunrise is helping to build a brighter future by supporting Earth Hour
, a spectacular and symbolic global event that focuses the world's attention on our brilliant planet, and the need to protect it.
On March 29 at 8.30 p.m.
, millions of individuals, iconic landmarks, and businesses around the world will switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about our planet. The City will show its support by turning off the lights at the Sunrise Athletic Complex (11501 NW 44th Street, Sunrise 33351) and hosting a celebration in the spirit of the event.
Sunrise is proud to participate in the Go SOLAR Broward Rooftop Solar Challenge – a U.S. Department of Energy grant-funded program that makes it easier for residents and businesses to convert to solar energy.
Solar energy has long-term economic and environmental benefits, but the cost and wait time associated with installing photovoltaic (PV) rooftop solar systems was considered a barrier for many. In Sunrise and other participating cities, the Go SOLAR Broward Rooftop Solar Challenge removes that obstacle by offering home and business owners (and/or their contractors) a streamlined, online application system with standardized fees, a single inspection protocol, and uniform interconnection to utility systems.
For more information about the Go SOLAR Broward Rooftop Solar Challenge, visit www.broward.org/GoGreen/GoSolar/
Sunrise became a partner in the free Recyclebank program in 2011. With Recyclebank, Sunrise residents can earn points for taking everyday green actions – like recycling – that translate to discounts and deals from more than 3,000 local and national businesses.
As a Recyclebank member, you’ll earn points each time you roll your blue recycling cart to the curb. You can also boost your point count by referring your friends and family, learning about ways to green your lifestyle, and entering online codes from Recyclebank partners.
To register, visit www.recyclebank.com
and follow the online prompts to verify your home address – or call toll-free 1-888-727-2978.
Sunrise also participates in Broward County’s Conservation Pays program, which provides toilet rebates and other initiaves to help reduce water use. This popular initiative has been expanded to include multi-family housing units, not-for-profit agencies and commercial buildings - as well as single-family homes.
Eligible utility customers may replace old toilets that use more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush (gpf) with a WaterSense® certified, High-Efficiency Toilet (HET) that uses 1.28 gpf or less. WaterSense® dual flush toilets must also use 1.28 gpf or less for both flush options. Up to two toilet rebates
may be provided for up to $100 each, or the cost of the HET, whichever is less. A limited number of rebates are available, and pre-approval is required. Toilets purchased prior to application approval will not be eligible. Other restrictions apply.
In addition, the Conservation Pays program provides limited quantities of free, low-flow faucet aerators and shower heads
on a first-come, first-served basis. They may be picked up Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the City of Sunrise Utility Administration Building (777 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway, Sunrise 33325). To qualify, bring a copy of your City of Sunrise water bill and a photo ID. In addition, you must bring in your old shower head in order to receive a new shower head. (You do not need to bring in your old aerators.)
To learn more about the program, visit www.ConservationPays.com
, contact Broward County at (800) 270-9794, or call the City of Sunrise Utilities Department at (954) 888-6000.