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Nominate businesses for environmental excellence in Broward

The Emerald Award Program is designed to recognize businesses, government, individuals, or organizations in Broward County demonstrating a commitment to protecting and preserving our environment. The Emerald Award Program recognizes exemplary performance in the following categories: Pollution Prevention/Hazardous Waste Reduction Recycling Green Practices/Innovative Climate Change Leader NatureScape Broward Every applicant for an Emerald Award is [...]

October 25th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | 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 »

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

LED lights

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 »

South Plantation Seniors Learn from Renowned Everglades Photographer

Renowned Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher speaks to South Plantation High School students at Fort Lauderdale's Museum of Discovery and Science.

Twenty-five South Plantation High School seniors in the school’s Environmental Science and Everglades magnet program recently had a unique opportunity to learn from renowned Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher. Butcher is best known for his large black and white photographs taken in national parks, especially those taken in Floridaís Everglades. Butcher’s photographs are currently on exhibit [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

Broward Schools, local teacher honored for environmental efforts

Broward County Public Schools Environmental website and South Plantation High School teacher Pamela Krauss have each received the prestigious 2010 Governor’s Serve to Preserve: Green School Award.  Winners received a trophy and $1,500. The District was honored for its interactive, environmental website “Live Green, Learn Green” (www.BrowardSchoolsGoGreen.com). Krauss was selected for a “Green Waterwise” project. [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Schools | Read More »

October busy month for Audubon Society in Florida


A preserve bird walk is planned in Plantation, Florida on Saturday, October 23 begining at 4pm. Enjoy a leisurely walk through unique everglades on the linear trail, close to sunset, when bird activity is lively. Guided by birding expert Barbara Dewitt, she will lead the three-mile walk and help identify species. This activity is a partnership [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Local news,Plantation | Read More »

EPA invites undergraduate, graduate applications for environmental study


Think you have what it takes to contribute academically to the research and development of environmental studies then consider applying for one of the two research fellowships offered by the EPA. Fellowships are offered on the undergraduate and graduate level. Deadlines differ for each so be sure to provide yourself enough time to send your [...]

September 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Emerging Green,Federal Government,Local news | Read More »

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

NOVA SE logo

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 »

PSC talking about cost of nuclear power plant in S. Florida today


The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will continue a hearing on nuclear cost recovery beginning Tuesday, September 7.  Commissioners voted to continue the proceeding to hear from all witnesses, including Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), intervenors, and PSC staff. To learn more about FPL’s nuclear power plan, click here and here. Commissioners will consider [...]

September 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,FPL,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 »

Tamarac Certified a Gold Level Green Local Government

Millenium Middle School students and the Kiwanis Club of Tamarac work on the city's community garden.

The Florida Green Building Coalition, Inc. (FGBC) has officially certified the City of Tamarac as a Green Local Government at the Gold level. Fewer than 13 local governments throughout the state hold the Gold level designation, and Tamarac is one of 3 in South Florida. Tamarac was the first local government in South Florida to [...]

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


Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs

Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, a leading environmental advocate in South Florida, is aggressively encouraging the passage of “America’s Commitment to Clean Water Act” being introduced by U.S. Representative James Oberstar (D-Minn.)

April 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,National politics,Water management | Read More »

Schools, students, teachers can apply online for green awards from Florida

In celebration of National Environmental Education Week, Governor Charlie Crist today announced that Serve to Preserve: Green Schools Awards applications and judging will now be completely paperless, using only online technologies. Applications recognizing students, teachers, classrooms, schools and school districts for their efforts to create healthy, efficient and productive places for learning can be submitted [...]

April 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Locals unite at Fort Lauderdale beach against oil drilling offshore


To the backdrop of a stunning turquoise ocean, peaceful protestors gathered along 70-plus beaches across the state of Florida to protest drilling in offshore. In Fort Lauderdale, it especially hit home as the city’s commissioners prepare to vote on a resolution opposing offshore drilling in Florida waters. Several hundred Broward residents gathered at the heart [...]

February 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Families,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Water management | Read More »

Go solar? Or wait?

Photo courtesy of FreeFoto.com

By Fraser Allport In good times and bad, it’s always smart to reduce expenses and save money. These days, one of the best ways to do that is to “go green” by reducing your energy and water costs. Everyone agrees that going green is smart economics and good for the environment. The big question is: [...]

January 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Local news,Real Estate,Tallahassee | Read More »

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