Surprising Ways Your Vacation Can Impact The Environment

What happens on vacation stays on vacation, right? Well, if you’re talking about the impact of your vacation footprint, almost the exact opposite is true. We’ve partnered with Harrah’s Resort SoCal to share some surprising stats about how you’re expending energy on your trips ― and exactly how you can make a difference the next […]

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5 iconic places you need to visit before climate change ruins them.

A new report from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has highlighted 31 World Heritage Sites at risk of being seriously damaged by our changing climate.

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Tigers confiscated from Tiger Temple

Sharon Guynup reports for National Geographic:

PUBLISHED June 2, 2016

Thailand’s controversial Tiger Temple is losing its tigers.

The monastery and popular tourist attraction, the focus of allegations of animal abuse and trafficking for 15 years, was raided this week by authorities who planned to remove all 137 tigers held at the temple, three hours northwest of Bangkok.

The […]

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In An Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat

Companies are becoming adept at identifying wealthy customers and marketing to them, creating a money-based caste system.
Emmanuel Saez, a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, estimates that the top 1 percent of American households now controls 42 percent of the nation’s wealth, up from less than 30 percent two decades ago. The […]

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Bernie Sanders @Gainesville, FL Thursday!

Sanders to speak at rally on UF campus

By Cindy Swirko Staff writer, Gainesville Sun
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 2:32 PM
Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, who has especially energized college students to his campaign, will speak at the University of Florida at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Grant Schwab of Progressive Gators and Alachua County Wants Bernie Sanders said the […]

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Saving tigers from the Tiger Temple

Steve Winter shows tigers in Thailand’s Tiger Temple.
Tigers are endangered in the wild. Keeping them in captivity isn’t the answer.
Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup have created a book on the subject, Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.

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Cinema Verde

Warmly wishes you a joyful and peaceful holiday season!
CONGRATULATIONS to Cinema Verde 2016 Films and Directors!
Please see our 2016 FILMS & SCHEDULE at

Save the dates – February 11- 14, 2016
7th Annual Cinema Verde International
Environmental Film and Arts Festival
will be held at
The Hippodrome State Theater, Gainesville, FL

The first Wednesday of the new year,
Cinema Verde Meets […]

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Video close calls with whales

Mother Nature Network reports on curious humans who get too close to whales — captured on video!

Whale-watching tours are increasingly popular as we crave getting closer to these amazing marine mammals.
Getting close to an animal that weighs many tons — in a watery environment that feels foreign to us land-bound mammals — is exciting and […]

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Bat Fest 2015!

Bat Fest 2015!

Lubee Bat Conservancy is excited to welcome everyone to our 11th Annual Florida Bat Festival held Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The festival is an opportunity for attendees to view giant fruit bats, tour the conservancy grounds and enjoy the great outdoors. This free festival is a fun, relaxing and recreational […]

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Tourists avoid fracking sites

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fracking in or near public parklands could prompt tourists to stay away, according to a new survey released last week.

The study of park users in five Appalachian states found more than a third say they would be unwilling to participate in recreational activities near hydraulic fracturing operations, known more commonly as fracking.

A team […]

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One-star reviews for national parks

You can’t please everyone. Tim Murphy of Mother Jones reports on one- and two-star reviews of national parks:
The National Park Service turns 99 years old on Tuesday. To celebrate, the Department of the Interior has waived admission fees for all NPS sites for the day. That’s a pretty sweet deal. You should stop reading this […]

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See Moving Mountains in Key West April 12!

Visiting Filmmakers Series:                   MOVING MOUNTAINS
With Writer Penny Leob and Producer Kevin Rhoades


Sunday, April 12 at 6:30pm at Tropic Cinema in Key West

Champagne reception 6:30pm
Screening 7:00pm 416 Eaton St., Key West, FL 33040

Moving Mountains is the true story of one woman’s heroic struggle to save her community. She must overcome the might of a […]

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Green Drinks meets Cinema Verde

Presents: Do the Math

Burning the fossil fuel that corporations now have in their reserves would result in emitting five times the safe amount of CO2. Bill McKibben and are building a movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis. Come see what they’re up to….

Watch the Trailer: Do the Math

We are […]

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May 29: Green Drinks Meets Cinema Verde at The Jam!

Green Drinks meets Cinema Verde
We are playing around with dates and venues… this month we’re at The Jam Gainesville on the LAST Thursday: May 29!

Delicious Italian food from Romano’s Macaroni Grill will be served along with lively jazz piano music for all to enjoy during the green networking (included in your admission)!

Join us for the […]

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Florida Film Festival Rocks! | Cinema Verde

Finally made it to Florida Film Festival in Orlando…ten days, 170 films at three theaters in Maitland, just north of Winter Park and the metropolis of Orlando.
via Florida Film Festival Rocks! | Cinema Verde.

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The San Francisco Globe

Seeing Famous Places From Above Is Surreal.
These birds eye views are seriously incredible. It reminds us of how beautiful the Earth truly is.
via The San Francisco Globe.

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Hopes for a Fish Revival as a Dam Is Demolished

EDDINGTON, Me. — There is a bend in the Penobscot River here, embanked by an Indian burial ground, through which millions of fish used to make a strenuous journey upstream to spawn before returning to the sea. There were elegant Atlantic salmon, prehistoric-looking sturgeon and, most numerous of all, lowly river herring, a nutrient-rich forage […]

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Live. River. Live. on Vimeo [VIDEO]

Live. River. Live. from Environmental Youth Council on Vimeo.

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European investment bank to stop financing coal-fired power plants

New and refurbished coal-fired power plants will not be eligible for funding unless they emit less than 550 grams of carbon dioxide per kilowatt-hour (gCO2/kW), the EIB said on Wednesday, which could be met either by a combined heat and power plant or one that also burns biomass.
“Adoption of the new lending criteria represents an […]

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Peru To Provide Free Solar Power To 2 Million Of Its Poorest Residents By 2016

‘The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program’ began on July 8, when1,601 solar panels were installed in the Contumaza province of the country, reported. Those panels, part of the program’s first phase, will reportedly power 126 impoverished communities.
Jorge Merino, Energy and Mining Minister, told the Latin American Herald that the entire program will allow 95 percent of […]

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