LEED Gold Library
The Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Branch Library is a modern 10,000 square foot building located next to Dania Beach City Hall.The library building achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council. LEED certification requires that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Our ocean is not an ashtray
The City of Dania Beach is installing eight cigarette receptacles at the pier to significantly reduce litter from cigarette butts into our ocean.
Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, the nation’s largest program aimed at eliminating cigarette litter, provided a grant to The Loggerhead Marine Life Center who came to install the receptacles at the Dania Beach Pier.
"We're excited to have installed these receptacles at the Dania Beach Fishing Pier," said Tommy Cutt, Loggerhead Marinelife Center's chief conservation officer. "Because of Keep America Beautiful's Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grant, we can provide this practical solution to help reduce cigarette litter on local beaches. Read Full Article
Blink Charging Co. has installed four charging stations at the City Hall of Dania Beach, Florida. The units were installed to replace ChargePoint chargers in the City Hall parking complex.
Installed on February 16, 2018, the new wall-mounted EV charging stations are capable of adding 20-25 miles of driving range in 40-60 minutes of charging time and are available to the public. The deployed charging stations join Blink’s growing network of thousands of EV charging stations all over the country.
“Access to Blink charging stations in high-density municipal locations are crucial for EV drivers. We are thrilled to integrate Dania Beach’s City Hall into our national charging network,” said Blink Charging’s Chief Executive Officer, Mike Calise. “Dania Beach is a major player in South Florida’s academic, marine and tourist industries, and earned its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. Together Dania Beach and Blink offer world-class charging solutions setting an example for residencies and businesses throughout Broward County and beyond.”
Dania Beach worked with Blink to install the new chargers as part of their ongoing Green Initiatives managed by the Green Advisory Board, a continued commitment to create policies and action plans about energy efficiency and to mitigate the effects of climate change.
“Dania Beach has an obligation to our residents and businesses to create policies and action plans to mitigate the effects of climate change,” said City Manager Robert Baldwin. “The city’s Green Advisory Board has worked closely with Blink and are thrilled to partner with them, not only because they are a leader in this space, but also because Blink provides an entire network of EV chargers that are accessible to the rapidly growing number of EV drivers. Blink Charging is aligned perfectly with our own mission.”
For more information about Blink Charging, please visit BlinkCharging.com
Hazardous Waste & ElectronicsDania Beach residents are encouraged to recycle their used electronic equipment and dispose of household hazardous waste in an environmentally safe manner. Thanks to a partnership between Broward County Waste and Recycling Services and Partner Cities.
Dania Beach residents can dispose of household hazardous waste, including paint, solvents, motor oil, pesticides, household chemicals, lawn and pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, propane tanks and fire extinguishers, and used electronics including televisions, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, cell phones and rechargeable batteries, safely—and for free.
Regulation of Pesticides Applied to U.S. Waters
Under the Clean Water Act, biological pesticides and the leftover residues from pesticide applications are considered pollutants. Permits issued from the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) cover those applications where pesticides will be discharged from a point source (including nozzles, pipes, ditches, channels, etc.) into "waters of the U.S." Learn more @ http://npic.orst.edu/reg/npdes.html