The City of Aventura Presents the 2012 Go Green Expo and Symposium

The City of Aventura in conjunction with TCG, a FirstService Residential Management company, are presenting the Go Green Expo and Symposium on Thursday, March 29th.

Aventura, FL, March 07, 2012 --( The City of Aventura in conjunction with The Continental Group (TCG), a FirstService Residential Management company, are presenting the “Go Green Expo and Symposium” on Thursday, March 29th, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the City of Aventura Government Center located at 19200 West Country Club Drive.

Residents and condo management staff are invited to attend and learn all about the newest, cost-effective practices in the Green and Sustainable Movement. The City of Aventura is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and teach attendees how they can participate in making the City more environmentally friendly. TCG is Florida’s leading property management company and is dedicated to educating its communities on green practices and sustainability by encouraging residents and businesses to participate in eco-friendly practices.

The Expo will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature tabletop exhibitions by former “Go Green” City of Aventura winners. Tentative participants include Corporate Green presenters, such as Florida Power & Light (FPL), Luke’s Landscaping, Waste Management, All Florida Pest Control, (Green) Paint Products, LED Lighting Vendor and AmSan Green Cleaning Products. Topics will include: All natural pest control, recycling, water conservation, Florida Friendly™ landscaping, and energy saving tips.

The Symposium will begin at 7 p.m. with a panel discussion, Q&A, and feature presentations by experts in the field. The Go Green Awards will be presented to several Aventura communities from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Recipient communities have been selected by a panel of judges based on the criteria that they have exemplified innovation in sustainable practices and a commitment to making their community “greener.” All multimedia presentations aim to educate residents, businesses and condominium managers and board members on the ways that the City of Aventura is “going green,” and how they can establish or enhance their own Go Green initiatives in their homes, businesses and high-rise communities.

Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions after the presentations. Light refreshments will be served during the Expo part of the evening and will be sponsored by The Continental Group.

About The City of Aventura’s Go Green Awards

The City of Aventura and the Community Advisory Board are proud to offer the annual GO GREEN Recognition Award Program.

The City of Aventura is honored to be a recipient of a Green Local Government Certification designated by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC). The FGBC certified the City at the Silver Level for demonstrating green efforts within a set of sustainability standards established for the Green Local Government Certification program.

The Florida Green Local Government designation exemplifies the City’s ongoing commitment to outstanding environmental stewardship. The City of Aventura has made a priority to operate a green government for several years. These strategies benefit the community in several ways by reducing environmental impacts and operational costs.

For more information on the City of Aventura’s green efforts, visit the Go Green page at

About The Continental Group, Inc.

Founded in 1990, The Continental Group’s corporate headquarters is located in Hollywood, FL.

It also has regional offices in Boca Raton, Miami, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Vero Beach, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Jacksonville and Destin. The company is the largest manager of condominium and homeowner associations in the state, and one of South Florida’s leading private sector employers.

Today, The Continental Group manages and maintains 1,500 Associations and more than 310,000 residential units. As the leading community association management company in Florida, Continental pioneered many of the practices widely utilized throughout the industry today.

The Continental Group is a subsidiary of FirstService Residential Management (FSR). FSR is the largest manager of residential communities in North America, overseeing more than 5,600 properties and over 1.3 million residential units. FSR is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV, TSX: FSV), a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, providing a variety of services in commercial real estate, residential property management and property services. More information about FirstService is available at

To learn more about The Continental Group, call (954) 925-8200, toll-free: (800) 215-2316 or visit

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