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Farmed or Wild-caught Fish: Which is Better for the Environment?

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content   Florida is a state with a long coastline and an understandable passion for seafood. We enjoy a huge variety of fish as consumers, while commercial fishing provides a livelihood for many people. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Florida was one of the top 3 states in

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Add a “Green” Resolution to your New Year’s List

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content It’s the last week of January. Are you on track with your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions? If so – congratulations! If not, don’t despair. It’s not too late to recommit to them. When you do, consider adding a “green” resolution to the mix. What’s a “green” resolution? A green

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Greener Gift Giving

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content This week, as we turn the corner towards Christmas, you may be struggling to find gifts for some of the people on your list. If so, think GREEN – greener gifts, that is. Check out the suggestions below to both generate great gift ideas and to be kind to the

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Part Two: St. Petersburg Student Makes Big Impact on His School and Tampa Bay!

by Walker A. Willis, Freshman, Shorecrest Preparatory School In the second phase of my sustainability project, The Native Classroom, we needed to remove about 2,000 Australian pines, a destructive invasive species brought to Florida from Australia in the 1890s for beauty and furniture.  Ironically, the trunks are too thin and flexible for woodworking, so furniture was

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Christmas Cookies with No Extra Crunch

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content Did you know that there is such a thing as cricket flour? Me neither. But there is! And some brave 5th graders at the Trinity School in Tampa recently baked some chocolate chip cookies – made with cricket flour – and pronounced them “awesome.” Far from being some school

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Law Office of Jeanne Coleman

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Editing This is the fourth in our series of companies that have achieved the City of Tampa’s Green Business Designation. This week we focus on the Law Office of Jeanne L. Coleman, which specializes in Family Law and Social Security Disability issues. The law firm was founded in 1985, and

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St. Petersburg Student Makes Big Impact on His School and Tampa Bay!

by Walker A. Wills, Freshman, Shorecrest Preparatory School My name is Walker A. Willis and I am a freshman at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg.  In 2015, I began a four-part sustainability project to benefit the students at my school.  My first project was designed and completed as the final requirement for my Eagle

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Midnight Waxers: Wash My Car but Hold the Water!

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content Maintaining enough clean, fresh water for a growing, global population is a top-of-mind challenge for people who know even a little about sustainability issues. Water is a serious problem right now, from the historic California drought to as far away as Australia. And it’s an issue in our own

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Tampa Bay Universities Offer Sustainability Degrees

By Jacqueline Calla, Amherst College class of 2017 There are a surprising number of excellent sustainability education programs provided by Tampa Bay universities, of which few people are aware. These programs not only focus on sustainability locally, but also worldwide.  Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the term “sustainability” as “a method of harvesting or using a resource

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Demystifying “Cradle to Cradle”

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content Being “green” or “sustainable” is not exactly top-of-mind for many people. Part of the reason is that the jargon can get in the way of understanding what are often pretty straightforward ideas.

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