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2011 Florida Renewal Energy Tour


Please join Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy, FARE on Friday, February 11 for the 2011 Florida Renewal Energy Tour. The tour is set for the morning, the afternoon agenda will include a Town Hall discussion at FIU. This is part of a ten city tour of Florida. It will feature discussion of renewable energy legislation to [...]

February 10th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

Bioclimatic design de-mystified in lecture tonight by Dr. Ken Yeang


Dr. Ken Yeang, the John M. DeGrove Eminent Scholar, will present his philosophy for the future of bioclimatic architecture in South Florida. Presented in coordination with the American Institute of Architects, AIA and Florida Atlantic University – Fort Lauderdale, College for Design and Social Inquiry, School of Architecture; he has been focused on pursing ecological [...]

January 21st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Can Solar Disinfection be a solution to clean water shortage?


In a report released in November 2010 by Fraser Edwards and Robert Dell, the CEO and President of the Canadian based Water School, they are teaching locals in impoverished nations to use a simple method Solar Disinfection

January 18th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,International relations,Local news | Read More »

Vice Mayor of Coral Springs serves on Energy, Environmental Committee


Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck of Coral Springs was selected to serve on the 2011 Energy and Environmental Quality Legislative Policy Committee for the Florida League of Cities, Inc. This committee addresses policies specific to municipal concerns with coastal management, energy, environmental permitting, hazardous and toxic wastes, recycling, solid waste collection and disposal, storm water, wastewater treatment [...]

January 4th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Emerging Green,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

The greening of 2011

Lists pop up everywhere around this time of year, telling you the best of last year, the worst, the weirdest, what kind of resolutions to make ad infinitum. With the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 it is the perfect time to reassess where we are and where we are going and with [...]

January 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Carbon offset your Christmas holiday, let reason be the season


Tis the season to share holidays and spend time with loved ones, friends and family. As we gather together either by car, plane, train, bus or walking we can consider the environment as well. Finding ways to enjoy more with less has been driven by economics this year by but it is also an excellent [...]

December 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Tax bill includes energy efficient tax credits Fort Lauderdale residents need

energy star logo

The tax legislation President Barack Obama recently signed modifies and extends three energy efficiency tax incentives, as part of a much larger tax package. These tax incentives will continue to help raise the market share of efficient appliances, HVAC and insulation products, and new homes. Fort Lauderdale, Florida more than maybe other parts of the [...]

December 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Environmentally conscious, canned and edible


It is not every day you go to the grocery store and pick up a can of food by a manufacturer who develops, implements and expands green policies for its company. Welcome Bruce Foods. Consistent with most companies, they include their “about us” page where they highlight their ideas and about how they do business. [...]

December 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Emerging Green,Local news | Read More »

Community service day in Fort Lauderdale with Kids Ecology Corps


Take a nature walk, learn plant identification and participate in removal of exotic invasive plants or plant trees at beautiful Snyder Park. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult Release forms need to be signed in advance. E-mail to register and receive the form. When Sat.  Dec. 11   9am – 12pm Eastern Time Where Snyder [...]

December 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Families,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Davie hosting green fair Dec. 11

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The Town of Davie will be sponsoring a Green Fair on Saturday, December 11 that will provide an exciting opportunity to discover new green products, reduce your carbon footprint and learn to live a healthier lifestyle. In addition to vendors, representatives from the town’s Green Environmental Energy Committee will also be on hand to catch [...]

December 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Emerging Green,Families,Local news | Read More »

America Recycles Day 2010, November 15

America Recycles Day 2010

“I Recycle” is the theme of Keep America Beautiful’s 2010 America Recycles Day (ARD), which takes place on November 15. Millions of Americans have pledged to increase their recycling habits at home and at work over the 13-year history of ARD, a nationally-recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home, at work, [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Whole Foods Market Receives EPA Green Power Partner of the Year Award

Whole Foods recycling

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Whole Foods Market of Austin, Texas, as a Green Power Partner of the Year for its achievement in using green power, helping grow the nation’s voluntary green power market and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Presented with a Green Power Leadership Award,it was presented on October 20, 2010 during the annual [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

3rd Annual Social Innovation Awards Deadline – November 15th, 2010


The deadline for applications to the 3rd Annual Social Innovation Awards is less than a month away on November 15th, 2010. This international awards program recognizes companies implementing groundbreaking strategies and programs that drive social and environmental innovation and responsibility. To request an application, please email or learn more at www.socialinnovationawards.com. Award winners will [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Local news | Read More »

Pompano Beach to be Certified as Community Wildlife Habitat

Leading a nationwide trend in community concern for habitat loss, the community of Pompano Beach will be officially designated a Community Wildlife Habitat, the 42nd in the country and the seventh community in Florida to receive this honor. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) commends the dedicated residents of Pompano Beach and the Go Wild! Team [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Environmental,Latest news,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Global Work Party Day for climate change Sunday, Oct. 10

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Following my tradition started from last year, I will be participating along with other members and supporters of 350.org, a Fort Lauderdale Global Work Party Day event hosted by 350.org. On Oct. 10, almost 7,000 events will take place in 188 countries showing action against climate change. Visit www.350.org for more on the international movement. Locally,I [...]

October 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Green Market Pompano Beach debuts this month


WHAT: 2010-2011 GreenMarket Pompano Beach Opening Day WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 2010 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. WHERE: In the City’s historic downtown Flagler Avenue and NE First Street, Pompano Beach COST: FREE DETAILS: GreenMarket Pompano Beach is presented by the Pompano Beach Historical Society in partnership with the Pompano Beach CRA. It provides the [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Join international coastal cleanup, John U. Lloyd Park on Sept. 25

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2010 marks the 25th annual international coastal cleanup hosted by Ocean Conservancy. Do your part! Grab your gloves, sunglasses and sunscreen and enjoy a morning in the sun -as well as clean up our beaches. When: September 25th from 9:00 am -12:00pm Where: John U. Lloyd Park Following last years success, students from Nova Southeastern [...]

September 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Florida leads in clean energy funding

Florida Opportunity Fund LOGO

Lucky enough to live in Florida? The Florida Energy and Climate Commission has tapped the Florida Opportunity Fund to launch the Clean Energy Investment Program, providing an initial $36 million in federal stimulus dollars for projects across the State to spur economic development in renewable energy and energy efficiency. “From renewable energy products to energy [...]

September 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Miramar looking for volunteers for community garden

The City of Miramar is proud to announce the newly inaugurated Community Garden located at Fairway Park, 3700 Largo Drive. Openings are available for interested individuals who are: · Miramar Residents · 16 years old and up · Pledge to volunteer for a minimum one hour per week for six months · Complete the forms [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Miramar,Volunteers | Read More »

Green hotels sometimes miss the mark


As an instructor preparing students to pass the LEED Green Associate exam, the emphasis in the class is insuring that students understand that the LEED process is holistic in nature. One part cannot be considered alone without its impact and connection to everything else. Green hotels like everything else that has championed this phrase of “becoming [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Local news | Read More »

President Obama Expands Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target for Federal Operations

greengov symposium

President Obama announced on July 20th. that the Federal Government will reduce greenhouse gas pollution from indirect sources, such as employee travel and commuting, by 13% by 2020. This commitment expands beyond the Administration’s greenhouse gas reduction target from direct sources set in January, 2010, such as Federal fleets and buildings, by 2020. Cumulatively, greenhouse gas pollution [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Federal Government | Read More »

Florida begins survey of green jobs in state

Agency for Workforce Innovation Director Cynthia R. Lorenzo today announced that AWI’s Labor Market Statistics Center is conducting the state’s first comprehensive business survey to identify green jobs in Florida.  The Green Jobs Survey is being mailed to nearly 60,000 businesses in Florida.  The survey results will establish a baseline from which to measure future [...]

June 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Employment,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

One step forward, two back: The American Power Act

One step backward: Six in 10 Americans support more offshore drilling, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. A majority believe that the potential economic benefits of offshore drilling outweigh its potential harm to the environment. Fact: The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20 and began spewing oil into the Gulf two [...]

May 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Everglades,FPL,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Broward Climate Change Action Plan passed unanimously by Broward County Commission


The Broward Climate Change Action Plan passed unanimously earlier today Tuesday, May 4, 2010 during the Broward County Commission meeting, Agenda Item # 32, A & B.

May 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Miramar launching community garden


Miramar kicked off its community garden Thursday night with a meeting for its volunteers. Soon, the city will hold a groundbreaking for the community garden, located at Fairway Park 3700 Largo Drive. The garden will be a place designed for likeminded individuals to grow and maintain fruits and vegetables that will one day find their [...]

April 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Families,Local news,Miramar | Read More »

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