Low Battery? Grab A Charge, Courtesy of the Sun and Broward County!
 
Visitors and employees at Broward County’s Government Center West in Plantation can now tap into fresh squeezed juice from the sun to charge their mobile devices! More...

Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Broward County and Participating Cities Collect 100 Tons of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics through Local Events
 
Ribbon cutting During the first six months of this year, Broward County and 14 contracted cities hosted nine household hazardous waste and electronics recycling drop-off events. Thousands of residents dropped off more than 200,000 pounds of waste. Nearly 125,000 pounds of it was household hazardous waste, and more than 83,000 pounds was electronic waste such as computers, monitors, televisions and rechargeable batteries. More...

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Broward County Opens New Judicial Complex South Parking Garage
 
Ribbon cutting Broward County recently conducted a ceremonial ribbon cutting marking the completion of the Judicial Complex South Parking Garage. The garage will eventually accommodate up to 1,000 Broward County employees who will be working in the new Courthouse, which is under construction and on schedule to open in Summer 2015. More...

Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2014

Broward County Celebrates Fair Housing Month
 
Fairhousing logo Broward County Human Rights Section, HOPE, Inc. and the Broward County Housing Finance and Community Development Division is sponsoring a Fair Housing Symposium "Answering the Call" on Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Parks Holds a Paradise Pipeline Party
 
CB Smith Paradise Cove The Broward County Board of County Commissioners and the Parks and Recreation Division invite the public to a Paradise Pipeline Party, to celebrate the success of the new four-waterslide complex Paradise Pipeline at Paradise Cove, the water park at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines. More...

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FedEx Donates Boeing 727-200F Aircraft to Aviation Department
 
FedEx Plane The Aviation Department received a retired Boeing 727-200F aircraft from FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, as a donation, which will serve as a useful training tool at the airport. More...

Posted: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Broward County Welcomes Copa Airlines
Broward County welcomed Copa Airlines to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, reinforcing its commitment to building a world class airport that will serve residents and visitors. More...

Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Broward Residents Flocked to 12th Annual Broward Water Matters Day
 
waterdrop Broward County residents flocked to the 12 Annual Broward Water Matters Day to Celebrate "Water - Our Greatest Resource". More...

Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

FEC Begins Laying Tracks for New Port Everglades Rail Yard
 
Port Rail Yard Rail tracks and crane pads are being installed for the new Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) Intermodal Container Transfer Facility, which is slated to open this summer. The $73 million, 43-acre near-dock rail facility in the Port's Southport containerized cargo area will be used to more efficiently transfer domestic and international shipping containers between ship and rail, and will replace FEC's existing 12-acre intermodal yard which is currently located several miles from Port Everglades on Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. More...

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

County Sets Ambitious Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Goals
   
Broward County will aim to reduce energy use in County buildings by 20 percent by 2020 and use 20 percent renewable energy in its operations under a resolution recently adopted by Broward County Commission. The County's goals mirror those of the federal government. More...

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
 

 New "Creation Stations" to Open at Broward County Libraries
 
Dogs and Cat standingBroward County Libraries will open its first "Creation Station" this month at the Main Library in Fort Lauderdale. The Main Library "Creation Station" is a community center with tools that enable individuals to design, prototype and make 3D items. More...

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Breaking News! Libraries Highlighted for “Word of Mouth” Campaign
 
Broward County LibraryBroward County Library is featured in the January/February 2014 issue of American Libraries Magazine for their Word of Mouth Marketing plan promoting 24/7 online resources for customers. The story begins on page 32 with the Library feature beginning at the bottom of page 34. More...

Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Broward County Launches New "Responsive" Design Website

Broward County unveiled an improved Broward.org, the County's official website, with new features and functionality. The home page and several sites off the main site already boast the updated look and services, which features a "responsive design" that automatically adjusts the content to better display on different devices, including smaller mobile and tablet devices, without losing functionality. The home page also features a unique live Twitter feed from the County's new Twitter account, Twitter.com/BrowardCounty. More...

Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Animal Care Adds More Episodes to "Take Paws" Television Program

Dogs and Cat standingBroward County Animal Care and Adoption, in partnership with BECON-TV (Broward Education Communications Network) is launching new episodes of its innovative television series, Take Paws. More...

Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013  


Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess Takes off from Port Everglades

Princess Cruises’ new Royal Princess ship sailed from Port Everglades, its U.S. winter home on October 29. The 3,600-passenger ship docked at cruise terminal 2, one of three terminals which recently underwent major renovations. Upgrades include expanded check-in and baggage claim areas, covered walkways and streamlined transportation routing. Read about new short cruises, and summer itineraries on tap for Port Everglades in 2014.

Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Successful Toilet Rebate Program Begins its Third Consecutive Year
 
Broward County's Conservation Pay$ program begins its third consecutive year after two successful years of providing more than $344,000 in rebates for replacing more than 3,700 outdated, water-guzzling toilets. More... 
 
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013

County Participates in New Twitter Emergency Alert Service
 
Twitter logoBroward County, whose popular Twitter account, ReadyBroward, is an official source of emergency information for residents, is among the first organizations in Florida and the nation to participate in Twitter’s new public safety service, Twitter Alert. Subscribers can receive emergency information such as public safety warnings and evacuation instructions from vetted, credible organizations, immediately and in real time, through their traditional Twitter timeline feed, and as a special notification or text message on a mobile device. The alerts are distinguished by an orange bell and the hashtag #Alert. More...
 
Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013