In recent years Disney set out to dramatically reduce energy consumption across the entire Walt Disney World Resort. Between 2009 and 2013, the resort reduced consumption by 10% through new energy practices, including new lighting and cooling technology, adjusting climate control temperatures to more efficient levels, and changing cast member behavior.
In recognition of this, Disney has been awarded the 'Sustainable Florida’s 2013' large business best practice award. Sustainable Florida is a nonprofit organization committed to conserving Florida's vast natural and economic resources. The award is given each year to companies and organizations for their efforts to protect and preserve the state’s environment.
"We are especially proud to receive the best practice award from Sustainable Florida because it is recognition of our company's long-standing commitment to the environment, conservation and the natural world," said, Jackie Ogden, Ph.D., vice president of animal, science and environment at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. "We’re always looking for new ways to conserve resources, including electricity, and to continue building on our success in the years to come."