Florida League of Cities

The Florida League of Cities has awarded 22 municipal scholarships for the inaugural Florida Race to Zero Cohort. This program will help cities on their path to sustainability.

Race to Zero Logo for webThe Florida League of Cities announced 22 municipalities will receive scholarships to join the Florida Race to Zero cohort, a friendly competition between municipalities to showcase how they are leading the way to carbon neutrality. The scholarships are provided by the League and will allow the selected municipalities to access the technical assistance and expertise of national and regional organizations.

The scholarship recipients will join a Florida Race to Zero “cohort” – a structured, technical assistance training program that will guide participants toward tangible results. Each city will receive assistance with conducting greenhouse gas inventories, developing science-based targets, developing and implementing an action plan, reporting results and more. Learn More

The municipalities receiving League scholarships are:

  • City of Apopka
  • City of Boca Raton
  • City of Bowling Green
  • City of Cape Coral
  • City of Coconut Creek
  • City of Cooper City
  • City of Coral Gables
  • City of DeLand
  • City of Delray Beach
  • City of Key West
  • City of Lake Worth Beach
  • City of Miramar
  • City of Mount Dora
  • City of Oakland Park
  • City of Pompano Beach
  • City of Sanibel
  • City of St. Petersburg
  • City of Stuart
  • City of Sunny Isles Beach
  • Town of Havana
  • Village of Miami Shores
  • Village of Tequesta

This training cohort will allow cities to carve out their path to carbon neutrality and officially join the international cities’ Race to Zero program to rally leadership and support from businesses, governments and investors for a healthy, resilient and decarbonized global economy. As part of the Florida cohort, the cities will develop a baseline inventory of local greenhouse gas emissions, create capacity to act among city staff and elected officials, expand climate action to include adaptation and resilience, as well as set a 2030 science-based target and identify high-impact actions that align with the global Race to Zero campaign.