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

By Walker A Willis, Shorecrest Preparatory School The third phase of my project was to restore an estuary along the 54th Avenue Channel in St. Petersburg. This involved removing marine trash and planting over 500 mangroves and 100 grass plants.  The project required removal of some non-native, invasive species, but primarily addressed a barren, unproductive 175

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Earth Day 2016 around Tampa Bay

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content Earth Day is coming! April 22, 2016 will be the 46th year that Earth Day is celebrated. What started in 1970 as an America-only celebration has grown over the years into a global one. And that seems  appropriate given that the Earth is our shared home. We invite you to

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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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