In February 2008, Lake County created the Green Team to help bring County Government and the community to the forefront of conservation awareness and practices.
The Lake County Green Team is comprised of employees from a variety of County Government departments and the Lake County Health Department. The team is charged with suggesting ways to protect Lake County's natural resources.
The Green Team is an ongoing program that meets routinely to discuss new technologies in an assortment of “green practices,” including alternative energy sources, green building initiatives, water conservation, fuel reduction, habitat protection and wildlife preservation. Periodically, the Lake County Green Team suggests proposals or spin-off programs to the Board of County Commissioners for direction and public dissemination.
Lake County Green Team Mission Statement:
The Lake County Green Team’s commitment is to be a leader in improving the environmental quality of our communities, natural landscapes and ecosystems by fostering programs, initiatives and policies to create cleaner, safer places to live and work, to reduce our impact in the environment and to foster sustainability.