The Walt Disney Company have announced they are stepping up their efforts to help the environment with a green initiative focused on cutting the volume of greenhouse gas emissions produced by their theme parks.
The new project includes the installation of a solar facility featuring over 500,000 solar panels at their Florida base, which could reduce the harmful energy produced by the parks by as much as 50%, and could be the equivalent of removing over 9,000 cars from the roads.
As the world continues to drive towards an environmental catastrophe, the Walt Disney Company are looking to do their part to help reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and help slow the impact of global warming on the planet.
Disney are embarking on a new project aimed at curbing their own carbon footprint, which will include a host of small environmental initiatives and large ones including this new Florida-based solar farm.
The Farm will cover 270-acres near the companies Animal Kingdom park, and will include a 50-megawatt solar facility containing over half a million panels. At full power the farm will be able to generate enough clean, renewable energy to power two of its four theme parks in central Florida.
The new farm is not the first solar project undertaken by Disney, they previously opened a five-megawatt facility near their Epcot park.
In conjunction with the solar farms, Disney are including a range of characters that’ll parade around the parks to help educate children and adults on the environment and the importance on helping to stop global warming.
Additionally, the self-titled “happiest place on earth” are also building habitats rich with wildflowers and natural vegetation for butterflies, bees and other local insects that include at-risk species to help protect and grow biodiversity in the local area.
The solar farm and environmental initiative is part of a wider project by The Walt Disney Company to cut net emissions by 50 per cent, achieve 60 per cent waste diverted from landfills and incineration, and maintain portable clean water to visitors by the end of 2020.
For more information on the Disney Solar Panel Project visit The Walt Disney Company online.