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I pledge to make my community and the world better for future generations by living more sustainably at work and at home.  In my daily actions, I will strive to reduce waste, carbon emissions and save energy and water.
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Tips on how to conserve this precious resource.
  • Keep your shower time to five minutes or less.
  • Set your irrigation timer according to water district rules. Find yours at
  • Change high volume irrigation heads to low volume. Claim a rebate at
Tips on how to avoid wasting valuable energy.
  • Set your A/C to 78 degrees during summer and 68 during winter.
  • Wash only full loads in the dishwasher and clothes washer. Hot water can add about 90% to the cost of each load.
  • Set your water heater to no more than 125 degrees. Any higher is simply a waste of energy.
Tips on diverting household waste from landfills and become more effective recyclers and composters.
  • Avoid sending unnecessary waste to landfills. Recycle accordingly.
  • Use a composter to turn kitchen and yard waste into usable, nutrient rich garden soil.
  • Avoid using single-use plastics whenever possible.
Tips on supporting our Central Florida ecosystem by growing native plants and vegetables, and supporting pollinators.
  • Consider planting Florida-Friendly landscaping, which needs only minimal water to thrive.
  • Use a rain barrel to collect rainwater for no-cost garden irrigation.
  • Plant a garden—big or small—and grow your own vegetables, fruits and herbs.

More Resources OUC Provides to Help You Green Your Routine

Let OUC light the way to save energy, water, and cost efficiency. OUC is dedicated to providing tips and tools to help you reduce your consumption.

Whether you already own an electric vehicle or are considering buying one, OUC has resources to help you make a decision that's right for you.

OUC has various solar solutions for customers looking to adopt solar. OUC is committed to making solar affordable and accessible for all customers.

Tiny Green Home

Visit the Orlando Science Center to see more of the Tiny Green Home.

How OUC is Greening Our Routine
OUC is committed to sustainability, and invites its customers to implement tiny steps that make a big difference in the environment.

Whether it’s planting solar trees, installing solar on bus shelters, or placing hydration stations throughout the city, these are just some of the sustainable products and services that OUC provides.

Our path to Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050, with interim targets of 50% CO2 reduction by 2030 and 75% by 2040.

We work hard every day to act in the best interest of our community through core values grounded, simply, in doing the right thing.