Destiny Is What Can Happen When You Stop Talking About
Protecting The Environment And Start Taking Action.

Destiny Is What Can Happen When You Stop Talking About
Protecting The Environment And Start Taking Action.

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Destiny

Enabling Change


Real change. Right now.

That’s our goal. At Destiny, “green” isn’t a vague lifestyle term that means nothing. Here it has substance. It’s tens of thousands of acres of open space, hundreds of miles of walking and riding trails and more than 200 miles of navigable waterways. It’s diverse residential communities, and business and industrial complexes sharing renewable energy and recycling our natural resources. 

 

An innovative Multi-modal Transportation System connects Destiny’s residential, research and downtown areas. The International Clean Technology Center is where the latest developments in eco-technology are tested, perfected and transferred to market. The city will be home to businesses focused on developing clean technologies -- via the International Clean Technology Center -- that will enable consumers worldwide the ability to live a truly sustainable lifestyle.  With involvement from a “Green Valley” of investors and visionaries, the city will create Green-collar jobs, renewable energy sources and alternative fuels that drive economic development to support the city’s leading universities, hospitals, entertainment complexes and agricultural and aqua-cultural farms, among other businesses.

 

Destiny will reduce Florida’s heavy carbon footprint and improve the quality of life for its thousands of residents, young and old from varying socioeconomic backgrounds.  The communities in Destiny will be living and working together to reduce their impact on the environment for future generations.

 

Reality Facts


Turn off your screen saver.

Did you know the EPA has estimated that using a computer's "sleep mode" reduces its energy consumption by 60 to 70 percent and, on a large scale, ultimately could save enough electricity each year to power Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, cut electric bills by $2 billion, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by the equivalent of five million cars?


Greenscaping

When organic wastes, such as leaves, grass clippings, food waste, and paper are recycled, we reduce the generation of methane gas in landfills. Almost 60 percent of the municipal solid waste produced in the United States (including paper) is compostable material. Second only to fossil-fuel combustion, landfills are a leading source of greenhouse gases. In 2005, 79 million tons of waste material was diverted away from disposal through recycling and composting.


Slow the flow

Did you know that only one percent of water on our planet is readily available for drinking? That's because only three percent of the world's water is fresh water rather than salt water; and of that amount, icecaps and glaciers account for two thirds. In a typical household, four people use approximately 9,000 gallons per month or 108,000 gallons per year. That's enough water to fill a bathtub more than 2,500 times! More than half of this usage occurs in the bathroom--from toilets (24 percent), baths (9 percent) and showers (21 percent). Leaks in bathroom faucets add another five percent, so the total amounts to much more than just a drop in the bucket.


Paper Waste

Did you know that every year enough paper is thrown away to make a 12 foot wall from New York to California? Recycling of each ton of paper saves 17 trees and 7000 gallons of water. Recycled paper also saves 60 percent energy in comparison to new paper and generates 95 percent less air pollution. Since one-fifth of all wood harvested in the world ends up in paper it just makes sense to recycle and conserve this valuable resource.

 

Related Green Links

 

http://www.treepower.org/

http://www.enviroblog.org/

http://www.treehugger.com/

greenerone.wordpress.com

http://www.greenerimpact.com/

http://www.hugg.com/

http://www.greenportal.org/

http://www.care2.com/

http://www.enn.com/%20target=

http://www.ecorazzi.com/

http://www.usgbc.org/

http://www.floridagreenbuilding.org/