IDEAS For Us | June 20, 2016

IDEAS Founder Named New Director of Sustainability for City of Orlando

Congratulations to our president and co-founder Chris Castro on being selected as the new Director of Sustainability for the City of Orlando.

Chris Castro (left) pictured here with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

Chris Castro (left) pictured here with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

From Chris Castro:

“…As of last Monday, I’ve started a new chapter in my life as the newly elected DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY for the City of Orlando!

For those of you who know me well, you know I’ve dedicated the last 10 years to this movement, inside and outside of work. I’ve been engaging cross-sector with governments, academia, corporations, nonprofits, chambers, and communities locally and abroad to move the needle on urban sustainability efforts of all kinds.

In my new role I will be advising Mayor Dyer and senior staff on the administration, development, coordination and implementation of ‪#‎GreenWorks‬ and the various ‪#‎sustainability‬, energy, and climate-related initiatives we’ve been working on.

I can’t express enough how extremely honored and excited to take ‪#‎Orlando‬ to the next level and ensure we maintain our commitment of being one of the most environmentally friendly, socially inclusive, and economically vibrant cities in the nation. Dreams do come true when you work hard and put your time and energy into it… Keep you’re eyes on Orlando because we have big things to come!”