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Recent Initiatives and Events

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Recent Initiatives and Events

  • Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition
    The Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County (EPC), the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability, the Center for Urban Transportation Research and TECO Energy, joined together in 2012 to bring a Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition to the region. The successful launch of Tampa Bay Clean Cities was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an officially designated Clean Cities program in July of 2014.  Clean Cities is a U.S. Department of Energy program that advances the use of alternative fuels and initiatives that reduce the use of petroleum in the transportation sector. Reducing reliance on petroleum in transportation increases domestic energy security, can be economically beneficial and reduces harmful vehicle emissions – a winning combination for everyone. Official DOE Designation brings a wealth of nationwide resources and financial assistance to further advance our region with its alternative fuel efforts. For more information on Tampa Bay Clean Cities, contact Steve Reich at .

  • Electric Car Charging Stations
    Hillsborough County Government maintains a total of seven (7) electric car charging stations at several County locations. The stations were installed as part of a U.S. Department of Energy grant opportunity in 2011. County stations can be found at the following locations: Downtown Pierce Street Parking Garage (2), Bloomingdale Library, Jimmie B. Keel Library, Environmental Protection Commission (EPC 2) and the Plant City Courthouse. Through this grant opportunity, over one hundred (100) stations have been installed in the Tampa Bay Region by various public and private entities. Use of the stations requires a ChargePoint access card that can be obtained through the ChargePoint website at

  • Clean Air Fair
    Each year, the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of Hillsborough County celebrates Clean Air Month in May by hosting the Clean Air Fair in downtown Tampa.  Over 30 exhibitors educate the public on clean air and other environmental issues during the event.  Music and ice cream also greet the more than 400 downtown visitors that pass through the event each year.  Also on display, is environmental art work from area high school students.

  • EPC - Best Workplaces for Commuters
    EPC is qualified as a Best Workplace for Commuters (BWC). The BWC program is a nationally recognized initiative that is administered locally through the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at USF and the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA).  BWC recognizes workplaces that support work schedule flexibility and alternative transportation options for employees in their commute to and from work.  Employees who participate in the BWC programs make use of reduced transit passes, receive assistance in carpool matching and become eligible for the “free” emergency ride home services. Through this program, employees can save money on transportation costs and help reduce vehicle emissions at the same time!