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Build the Change, Sustainability Success at LEGOLAND® FLORIDA RESORT

Build the Change, Sustainability Success at LEGOLAND® FLORIDA RESORT

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s environmental sustainability program continues to raise the bar and deliver successes. In 2017, LLFR delivered in being a true ambassador in showcasing its ongoing support and commitment to Sustaining the Magic. Through its sustainability strategies, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort thrived in having a positive impact with its landfill diversion efforts by reducing waste, implemented effective strategies towards managing its utilities responsibly, and monitored and created control measures regarding its carbon footprint.

Miguel Velez, the Resort’s Waste & Environmental Manager, stated that “There are a set of values that we live by here at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. Our environmental initiatives reflect the philosophies of Merlin Entertainments, among them a compassionate, caring approach to its businesses and their impacts. By managing our resources responsibly, we have the ability to showcase to our guests that we care, and that we truly are a greater force for good.”

Recently, Keep Polk County Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, has acknowledged LEGOLAND® Florida Resort as the 2017 Environmental Champion.  This is the third straight operating year where the Resort has been selected.

During 2017, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort saved 310,793 kilo-watt hours. This energy consumption saved, would be enough energy to power up its latest land expansion, Ninjago, for 7 months!  This was accomplished by retrofitting over 3,000 light fixtures, over 80 site lights, and a few internal strategies regarding energy conservation Resort wide. LEGOLAND® Florida Resort saved 2,558,000 gallons of water through its water conservation efforts. LEGOLAND® Florida Resort also finalized the 2017 operating year by recycling over 673 tons of recycled material through our 24 streamlining initiatives onsite.  This is over 1,346,000 pounds of various materials!

March 2018

Merlin Entertainment