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Green Drinks at Swamphead Brewery

Green Drinks is happy to partner with Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival!

Green Drinks creates an environment to network with individuals who are passionate about taking care of our planet while also enjoying drinks during happy hour. Cinema Verde’s mission is to provide environmental education to the public through film, arts, workshops, events, […]

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How the Soil and Water Conservation District Works

The elected body serves as an advisory council to USDA and others.
Source: The Gainesville Sun

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Florida School District Bans Homework, Says To Read Instead

Florida’s Marion County School District will be banning daily homework assignments in elementary schools starting in fall 2017. Students will be asked to simply read for 20 minutes each night instead, according to News 6 WKMG.
Source: Florida School District Bans Homework, Says To Read Instead

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What if tech tried to be healing instead of just addictive? | Rohan GunatillakeWhat

Whether you are a giant global platform or a hip new startup, the most important first step in your business plan should be to care about mental wellbeing
Source: What if tech tried to be healing instead of just addictive? | Rohan GunatillakeWhat

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To lead on climate, leave the ivy tower | Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran

Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran: On behalf of students and alumni from all Ivy-Plus universities, we call on our institutions to join the “We Are Still In” coalition
Source: To lead on climate, leave the ivy tower | Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran

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Losing my religion for equality

Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.
Source: Losing my religion for equality

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The Guardian view on a trustworthy web: it’s up to us | Editorial

Editorial: Global internet companies have become a sophisticated and target-driven industry. Sir Tim Berners-Lee is right to warn about their power but not entirely right about what to do about them
Source: The Guardian view on a trustworthy web: it’s up to us | Editorial

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Facebook Won’t Say If It Will Use Your Brain Activity for Advertisements

A forthcoming mental-input system from Facebook assumes that if you sent a thought to the speech center of your brain, you want to share it.
Source: Facebook Won’t Say If It Will Use Your Brain Activity for Advertisements

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Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

The former president addresses some of the biggest problems facing the world, and what we can do about them
Source: Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

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Giant Hands Emerge From a Venice Canal to Raise Climate Change Awareness

Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn’s massive new sculpture, ‘Support,’ is a stark warning on the impact of rising sea levels.
Source: Giant Hands Emerge From a Venice Canal to Raise Climate Change Awareness

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Why Bernie Sanders Is the Best Candidate for Senior Citizens (Guest Column)

“Older people often get frightened by labels [like ‘socialist’], and I’m here to tell them they shouldn’t.”
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-bernie-sanders-is-best-898479

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Meet the Filmmaker July 6!!!!

Green Drinks Meets Cinema Verde

Hello, Friends
Happy Summer! At our May meeting many members said they’d be traveling over the summer, so we agreed to pause with our monthly screenings for a few months, so we have NOT planned a Green Drinks meeting for June… then along came a film we just can’t pass up, so: […]

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Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions

Exposure to radio-frequency radiation linked to tumor formation in rats.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/major-cell-phone-radiation-study-reignites-cancer-questions/

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‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Director Talks Climate and Change 10 Years After

A decade after its release,  An Inconvenient Truth  still resonates in the culture, its title shorthand for the climate crisis.a
http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/05/24/inconvenient-truth-director-talks-climate-and-change-10-years-after?cmpid=tp-ptnr-huffpost&utm_source=huffpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=tp-traffic

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Green Industry Increases Jobs and Revenue

Green Industry Increases Jobs and Revenue
Lee Nielsen
The phrase “money doesn’t grow on trees” may need to be reconsidered because of growth in revenue and jobs in the green industry.
The green industry is the production of nurseries and green houses, landscape services and the distribution of horticultural products.  
The University of Florida Institute of […]

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New Breed of Daisy Resistant to Mildew and Fungus

 
New Breed of Daisy Resistant to Mildew and Fungus
Lee Nielsen
 
A new breed of daisy is being developed at the University of Florida.
Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are developing a new breed of daisy called the gerbera daisy, which is resistant to mildew and fungus.
Zhanao Deng, professor […]

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New Technology To Prevent Strawberry Diseases

New Technology To Prevent Strawberry Diseases
Lee Nielsen
 
A new monitoring system can help farmers reduce the use of chemical sprays and increase profits of strawberries.
Natalia Peres, an associate professor of strawberry pathology at the Gulf Coast Research and Education center, developed the Strawberry Advisory System in 2012.
The system’s technology can alert farmers when they should chemically […]

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In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

“Local restaurants are serving unsustainable fish, and profiting from turtle tourism, while contributing to the demise of sea turtles.”

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Seeding the Way for Transformative Change: An Open Invitation from The Rockefeller Foundation

“We recently announced Insight Dialogues, a live event and digital content series focused on sparking global conversations and action around the most pressing global challenges of our time. Through this new series, we are gathering some of the world’s greatest leaders and changemakers—from different fields and backgrounds—to discuss a variety of issues with one goal: […]

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