Otto Warmbier Dies Days After Returning To U.S.

Otto Warmbier, the former University of Virginia student who returned home to the U.S. last week after spending more than a year imprisoned in North Korea, died on Monday afternoon surrounded by his family.
“Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible […]

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These Dolls May Be Spying On And Recording Your Children

Two talking dolls made by the company Genesis Toys may be eavesdropping on your family… On Dec. 6, a coalition of international consumer watchdog groups filed a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission. The complaint alleges that the dolls My Friend Cayla and i-Que Intelligent Robot, which use speech-recognition software to have conversations with kids, are […]

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2011 Eat Local Challenge

The 2011 Eat Local Challenge begins May 1st. The event is a challenge to eat local seasonal food throughout the entire month of May. A list of locally owned restaurants participating in the event is available online.  The event is hosted by Hogtown HomeGrown founder, Stefanie Hamblen. For more information, visit Hogtown HomeGrown’s website at […]

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New Spring 2011 Community Education Courses at Santa Fe College

Santa Fe College is offering 17 new courses for the Spring 2011 Community Education term. Classes will begin by Saturday, Apr. 9.

Community Education  includes a wide selection of unique courses from computers and technology to gardening and the outdoors. To view a complete list of courses, visit http://dept.sfcollege.edu/ce/ce_indexA.html.

One of the new courses, taught by Stefanie Hamblen, founder […]

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Contest to Name Waterfalls Announced by Cloudland Canyon State Park

Deep within one of north Georgia’s most scenic state parks are two waterfalls that have never had formal names. In fact, officials have always called them simply “waterfall #1” and “waterfall #2.” Now the rangers at Cloudland Canyon State Park have decided they would like help in christening the waterfalls with names that are as […]

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BioCycle Conference in April

This four-day global event on April 11-14, 2011 will take place in San Diego, California at the Town & Country Resort. Two preconference workshops will be held on Monday, April 11. Three tracks of concurrent Conference sessions along with a trade show featuring more than 50 exhibitors are scheduled on April 12 and 13, followed […]

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Composting Council Conference in January

The US Ccomposting Council’s Annual Conference and Exhibition is the most widely attended composting and organics recycling show in North America. The 19th Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held January 24-27, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara/San Jose, California.


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              In the Gainesville area, people have been hearing about the Koppers site for years. Please take the time to fill out the EPA public comment form for the 5 year review of the Koppers/Cabot Superfund site by Friday, Dec. 17th. The original deadline was Dec. 3rd, but it has been extended, so it is very important that you take […]

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Biodynamic Winegrowing

Biodynamic Grapegrowing and Winemaking Short Course December 2 

Sponsored by Demeter USA and the University of California Cooperative Extension, the full day session offers a comprehensive look at Biodynamic® farming and winemaking from local practitioners and winemakers along with an open forum for questions. The event will be held at the historic Rutherford Grange from 8:30 […]

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Sustainable Foods Summit

The North American edition of Sustainable Foods Summit will take place in San Francisco on 18-19th January 2011 and explores new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry. The summit agenda includes pioneering sustainability initiatives, ethical sourcing, sustainable ingredients, organic plus strategies and marketing & distribution innovations. Case studies will be given of […]

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JOIN Run-Bike-Walk Oct. 15!

A project of the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board of Gainesville, Florida
Bike Parade, Homecoming Gainesville, and Ribfest!
Homecoming, October 15th Noonish
Homecoming Parade/5th Ave and 6th St
Join other bike enthusiasts at this year’s homecoming parade when RunBikeWalk (runbikewalk.com) will have a unit in Wave 4 of the parade and eventually join this year’s Ribfest. Ribfest is a fundraiser for […]

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Solar Tour Sunday

From Don Davis:
The timing of this year’s Solar Tour fits well with Gainesville Regional Utilities’ recent announcement that they will open up their Feed In Tariff Incentive Program for solar photovoltaic systems of 10 killowatts or less. I think the rate ($ .32/kwh) will remain the same for those who apply the […]

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NAPPC, the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign, will be held in Washington, DC on October 20-22nd, 2010. You are invited to a FREE one day Open Symposium hosted by the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010, 8-4:30.
Climate change, food safety, food security, land use, nutrition, and energy are some of […]

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Wild Florida Kayak Tours

Let Brack Barker show you Florida’s natural beauty:

“Greetings from the Hidden Nature Coast,

I’m one of the outfitters/guides that will be offering guided kayak tours at the coastal community areas during the week of September 18 – 25.
Right now, I have plenty of openings for the tours that I’m conducting, and they are listed […]

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Barrels of Hope building shelter for Haiti

By Dylan Klempner

During the September 1, 2010 Green Drinks meeting in Gainesville, Mike Amish of Indigo Green Building Solutions, the U.S. Green Building Council and Jacob Cravey of Earthbuilders described their project—Barrels of Hope —and offered community members an opportunity to help them build shelters for earthquake victims in Haiti using inexpensive earthbag construction.

Those […]

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7th Annual Green Festival Washington DC

WASHINGTON DC — Green Fes­ti­val®, the nation’s largest sus­tain­abil­ity event, returns to the Wash­ing­ton Con­ven­tion Cen­ter Octo­ber 23–24. This year’s Green Fes­ti­val theme is ‘Engage­ment,’ with excit­ing new ways to shop green, be inspired, get engaged and give back. Com­mu­nity mem­bers enjoy infor­ma­tive, insight­ful speak­ers, incom­pa­ra­ble green shop­ping, cut­ting edge eco-innovations, great live music, fun […]

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Mother Earth News Fair

Booths offering information on organic gardening, small-scale agriculture, real food, renewable energy, green building, green transportation and natural health. Exhibits and demonstrations with heritage livestock and equipment are also planned, and attendees will enjoy an eco-friendly marketplace and local, organic food and beverages. September 24-26, Seven Springs Resort outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. http://www.motherearthnews.com/Nature-Community/Mothers-Having-A-Party-And-Youre-Invited.aspx

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Green Vehicle Expo

Richmond, Calif.—Green Drive Expo, the Bay Area’s first consumer eco-car event, will bring test drives, expert panels and technology presentations to the Craneway Pavilion on Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees will learn how to cut emissions and transportation costs through breakthrough solutions ranging from the latest alternative fuel vehicles by major […]

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Weekend Without Oil: Youth Group Finds Allies to Avoid Petroleum Consumption on August 21-22

Weekend Without Oil www.weekendwithoutoil.org is asking Americans to spend the weekend of August 21-22 oil-free. The initiative’s goal is two-fold: to spread the message of how much oil is used in everyday products, and to get at least 166,000 people to join the campaign by committing to 11 actions. Those 11 actions include walking or […]

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Help Foxes and Coyotes in Florida on or before June 23

From the Humane Society via Brack Barker of Sierra Club:

“In Florida, foxes and coyotes are live-trapped and artificially stocked in fenced enclosures for the purpose of allowing hounds to pursue the captive animals. As many as 300 dogs may be released during a pen competition. Dogs often catch and rip apart the live bait animals […]

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