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Gainesville, Florida’s The Repurpose Project takes materials that other thrift stores won’t in order to keep them out of landfills.
Pasco County, Florida, has received the country’s first permit for turning ash from a waste-to-energy facility into road construction material.
The Sunshine State isn’t taking advantage of the energy in that sunshine. Help push for more solar power in Florida with the Rally for Clean Energy.
Originally, I’d planned just to update the post I wrote on Wednesday when I got the decision of the Longwood, Florida city council about Sean Law’s accrued fines levied over his budding permaculture food forest. But there’s plenty to share – enough to warrant a separate post. First, the decision: as expected, the city council […]
UPDATE: The decision is in from the city… I’ve written a separate post about it. Over the past few years, I’ve come across a number of stories of homeowners running afoul of City Hall by choosing to plant gardens in front of their houses instead of “traditional” lawns. These gardeners have risked everything from snubs […]
Northwest Florida’s Blackwater River State Park is a special place for area residents, and an ecological treasure. Now, area activists are fighting oil drilling on this public land.
Gainesville, Florida’s implementation of a feed-in tariff has made it one of the country’s leaders in solar power installation.
Yep, we’ve had this conversation before… do landfills produce more methane than composting? Is keeping yard waste separate from other trash a smart move, or should we throw it all in together to take advantage of methane capture at landfill sites? That question became relevant again this week as the Florida legislature, in its veto […]
Like many schools, the University of Florida has developed a number of programs and efforts to produce and promote renewable energy. Mechanical and aerospace engineering major Eric Layton saw an opportunity to learn in a proposed biodiesel plant, and threw himself into the project whole-heartedly: according to the Gainesville Sun, “He helped build and maintain […]
By David Sassoon. Originally published May 28, 2009, at Solveclimate If Florida embraced its solar and wind power potential and got 20 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2020, it would create 37,000 new jobs, generate more than $16 billion in economic activity by 2025, and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 319 million […]
While your immediate response to the headline may have been “Yeah, the economy’s tough,” or “Hmmm… they must’ve been English, art history, or film studies majors,” Florida Gulf Coast University graduates Kylee Snyder and Michael Brinkman aren’t cleaning “country clubs, fitness centers, office buildings, restaurants and vacation rentals” because they had no other options. Rather, […]
Florida Governor Charlie Crist (R) signed an executive order last summer to develop a carbon market in the state, and has been making other good strides in the renewable energy department. Now, the governor, lawmakers, and Florida-based companies are debating the two main methods of carbon control: A carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system. A […]