Eco-Fair March 27, 2 – 9 p.m.

The Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival will host an Eco-Fair 2-9 p.m. March 27 at the Sun Center downtown.

We’ve been inspired by the films, now let’s get the tools for change and make the commitment to do what we can to create a healthier future. Join the GoGreenNation Conservation Challenge, buy a rain barrel, […]

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Energy Efficiency: Achieving the Potential, Realizing the Savings

Join the GoGreenNation Conservation Challenge at the Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival Eco-Fair, 2 – 9 p.m. March 27, Sun Center in downtown Gainesville.
“For the next few decades, energy efficiency is one of the lowest cost options for reducing US carbon emissions. Many studies have concluded that energy efficiency can save both energy and […]

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Brunei can help save endangered wildlife species through its forests

(Top) Hitesh Mehta (2nd L), director of HM Design, in a gorilla suit poses with Brunei’s Deputy Minister of Industry and Primary Resources Dato Paduka Hj Hamdillah Hj Abdul Wahab (L) and tourism executives. (Above) A file picture of orangutan found in a sanctuary in Balikpapan, Indonesia’s Kalimantan. Pictures: BT/Rudolf Portillo & BT File
“Over 50-60 […]

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Public Service Commission staffers recommend 2.11 percent energy savings in 10 years

This is progress? Florida is moving too slow to address energy challenges:
Public Service Commission staffers have slightly changed their recommended energy conservation goals, which the panel previously rejected as being too weak.
The goals differ for each electric utility, but overall they would require a 2.11 percent energy savings in 10 years, according to the Southern […]

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GoGreenNation Conservation Challenge

GoGreenNation would like to challenge you to see how many ways you can reduce your consumption of natural resources. In the process, you’ll save money and reduce your footprint on the planet.
We’re focusing on Energy, Water, and Waste.
We can reduce our carbon footprint and natural resource usage by developing more efficient habits. Through conservation, we […]

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Tar sands tar image

Heres more news that does not impress us… Thanks for sharing, Ed.
Published on Friday, August 21, 2009 by Environment News Service (ENS)
US State Department OKs Pipeline From Canada’s Oil Sands
by Environment News Service (ENS)
WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department has issued a permit for a multibillion-dollar pipeline to carry crude oil from Canadian oil sands […]

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The Writing is on the Wall: Chemical Contamination is Dangerous

I believe that the problem of chemical contamination of our air, soil, water and bodies, although it is still largely under the radar of the public, will prove to be a more pressing immediate concern even than the current specter of global warming. These chemicals are killing life on this planet, us included. We should begin now to reduce our exposure to synthetic petrochemicals in as many ways as we can, by addressing our personal environments, our political regulatory system and industrial responsibility. Read a roundup of articles detailing the problem, with ideas on what we can do to reduce our exposure to these dangerous substances.

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House of Cards… Going Down

Consumers are suffering from a tumbling economy while legislation toward clean energy, green jobs and health care reform is taking a beating from industry and highly-paid lobbyists. Confidence in our new leader is waning and chaos seems to be thriving.

Yet I see a glimmer of sustainability on the horizon. Can we help this new dawn rise? […]

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UF President Bernie Machen Sustainability Address

Thanks to Ed Kellerman for passing this  along to us – Bernie Machen’s sustainability report:

Sustainability at UF Earth Day – Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Students, faculty, staff, members of the community:

Good morning!

I am glad to join all of you on this gorgeous spring celebration of Earth Day! The audience here, the […]

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Power Plants Over-Consume Water

Stressed water supplies in the Southeast United States could be relieved by introducing energy and water conservation policies outlined in a report released May 13 by the World Resources Institute, Southface and Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance.
U.S. Geological Survey data shows that about 65 percent, or nearly 40 billion gallons, of water is withdrawn each day […]

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