Recently a new nuisance seems to be overtaking the state of Florida. More specifically, the Orlando area, which is home to some of the most compelling natural resources. What many residents are starting to see is a lot of pollution going up in the air. Many are exercising their rights to freedom, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, some are doing so at the cost of other’s happiness, and it’s starting to cause serious issues. The main problem here is that of pollution coming from older vehicles on the road and highways. This is a trend that is not only detrimental to public spaces, but to the overall environment.
The Freedom of Older Vehicles
For some people, an older vehicle means a lot of things, but it most definitely stands for freedom. Older model cars are classics, seen to be part of childhoods, and years past. These can sometimes be a form of nostalgia, and therefore not sold or recycled. Others use them because it’s much easier to purchase and maintain than more expensive vehicles today. The problem however comes from the exhaust, mufflers, and engines that spew out black smoke and debris into the atmosphere.
Changing Things Up
Of course a ban is going to sound way too extreme. However, there are some things that can change matters for the better. For instance, local politicians can pass incentives for recycling of these cars, and even give vouchers and tax breaks for individuals that decide on purchasing new, more environmentally friendly vehicles. Not everyone has to drive a hybrid, but purchasing a newer model vehicle with less emissions is a starting point.
Fixing Up Older Cars
Perhaps another way to change this trend is to look into fixing up older model cars for the better. Making sure that the engines, mufflers, exhaust systems, and much more are cleaned, updated, and restored can be a great way to maintain the look and feel of the past, without pollution. Of course, this can cost a great deal to get done right, but it is in the public’s best interest to promote this idea.
Stricter Emission Policies
On the other end of the extreme, Orlando’s local governing bodies can pass laws that would limit the emissions and use of these older cars without upgrades. Some states, such as California have passed laws that give residents severe fines for using cars that don’t pass certain emission standards. That sort of law could put a limit on pollution and help the environment. While some residents may not like that, it’s for the best interest of all of the residents of Orlando. Inhaling pollutants from cars that are much older, can lead to asthma, and breathing problems of all types.
Recycling That Old Car
One thing that has recently been brought to light is the idea of recycling old cars to help keep Orlando clean. Over the past couple years this has become a much favored option among Orlando residents. What individuals can do is take their old cars and in exchange they will receive money for recycling it. Folks are often unsure about what companies actually offer such a service. If this happens to be the case for you, this site may help you familiarize yourself with the recycling process. Another alternative to recycling it for money is actually donating the vehicle. This can be beneficial because it will get the cars off the roads as the donation companies typically have a contract with a recycling service. Plus, you can feel good about yourself knowing you helped someone out.
Working Together For Better Resolutions
At the end of the day, older cars are great to look at, can cost less in a short span of time, but they pollute the community. By simply looking into a few tips at changing things for the better, residents can keep their freedoms and avoid infringing on others at the same time. It’s all a matter of working with local
Nielsen Universe-Estimates surveyed Orlando City and concluded that the region is among the top-20 fastest growing Hispanic market. The city ranked seventeenth after a recent survey compared the city against other populous Hispanic communities across America. The latest HBCE (Hispanic Business-Conference-and-Expo) held at the OCCC (Orange-County Convention Center) focused on bringing Orlando city’s entrepreneurs together. The aim is to promote community integration of Hispanics and businesses operating in Orlando City. Local leaders are optimistic about this vision and hope it’ll strengthen the region’s economic values.
A body of Orlando’s elite political leaders organized and spoke at the three-day-long event. The masses spoke at length about advancing the opportunities of business networking. The HCCMO (Hispanic-Chamber-of-Commerce-of-Metro-Orlando) introduced the program to educate, inspire and create entrepreneurial business opportunities. The model aims to establish sustainable networking opportunities that connect Orlando City’s elite business professionals, entrepreneurs, and local leaders. This promising community integration has extended a broad range of opportunities aimed at establishing sustainable connections. The model has reached prospective clients and businesses of the international/local markets.
The Hispanic community has a dynamic market presence and with world-class resources, promoting future expansion across the region is an achievable luxury. Orlando City’s presiding Mayor Buddy Dyer has remained optimistic about enhancing quality life for residents by creating business opportunities and jobs. He’s embraced the value and tenacity of Hispanic small-businesses that supply the community with much-needed services, goods, etc. It’ll drive the region’s local economy and create greater opportunities of merit. The move towards Orlando becoming a naturalized multicultural business institute of promise is a vision that requires voluntary community support.
Mayor Dyer firmly embraces the vision of multicultural business integration to strengthen all the communities across Orlando. The event became the largest HBCE recorded in OCCC history. Multiculturalism is Orlando’s secret of success as the friendliest business region in the country. The HCCMO has represented the Latin community for over two decades and intends to continue supporting the programs. With growing Hispanic community connections, it’s possible to bridge different business networks on a local and international scale. Mayor Dyer has encouraged a lifetime partnership, voluntary participation and mandated an uninterrupted availability of supplies throughout the community. This community integration should encourage voluntary Hispanic votes by gaining their respect and trust through genuine participation.
In America, the Hispanic community is a populous ethnic group that has a rapid growth rate. The outcome of the upcoming elections depends largely on Hispanic votes. This ethnic segment is an economic powerhouse that has immeasurable influence that could either break or make the elections. Political bodies must become a single force that respects each other, communicate and embraces the same vision.
The bullish transportation company Uber, darling of the “sharing” economy sweeping Silicon Valley, threw a party recently to commemorate completing one million trips in Orlando, but not everyone was celebrating. The Uber manager for Florida, Matt Gore, boasted to partygoers that the one million trips earned drivers some $10 million in income, an impressive sum until you do the quick back-of-the-envelope math and realize that Gore is bragging about his drivers-who-aren’t-employees earning a ten-spot for driving someone around Orlando.
Many people in Orlando, however, see nothing to celebrate. Uber is still entangled in an ongoing lawsuit involving the Orlando International Airport, that wants to keep Uber drivers off the premises and make the Silicon Valley darling cough up $150,000 in damages. The lawsuit began before the city’s recent change to local ordinances, which added steep fines for drivers wanting to eke out a living working for Uber. Although Uber vowed to step in and pay any city fines levied on “its” drivers, that particular premise has yet to be tested.
Even Uber drivers who attended the company’s recent one-million-ride party admitted that they sometimes feel underpaid, and chafed at Uber’s strict policy of forbidding drivers from accepting tips. Gore begrudgingly admitted that there was nothing the company could do from stopping drivers from receiving tips in cash, but there are no current plans to modify the app to allow tips from credit or debit cards.
In other news, many residents of Orlando are gearing up for a little competition from an unexpected quarter. For a long time, Seminole County was considered a separate entity from Orlando, a place where ambitious people would buy houses in the right areas to send their kids to good schools while enjoying beautiful green spaces and nature trails during family’s free time. Seminole County is a beautiful place, but it isn’t Orlando. Except that if a new measure by the Seminal County Commission is adopted, the county will begin referring to itself as “Orlando North” in advertising and tourism campaigns.
Joe Abel, the head of the county’s Leisure Services Department, openly admitted that many of his colleagues around the country have no idea where Seminole County is, but they do know about Orlando. The county decided to consider the name-changing measure when a research firm discovered, unsurprisingly, that millions of people search for “Orlando” on online search engines when decided to plan a vacation.