Small Houses, Big Homes

The small home movement has been around for years in small cities and rural areas, but this summer, it made a big incursion into one of the country’s largest and most densely populated urban centers. A small contingent of homeowners … have found solace living in less than 500 square feet. Many of them live …

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Vroom, Vroom – Fuel Efficiency Standards for Cars Soar

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Editing In case you missed it, in late August the federal government announced new fuel efficiency standards that vehicles must attain by 2025. It’s an average of 54.5 miles per gallon. (This is in contrast to the 35.5 mpg benchmark we are currently working towards by 2016.) These standards were …

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Two Welcome Additions – Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Editing Two big name grocery stores have arrived to meet the demand for more organic, non-genetically-modified, and sustainably-sourced foods. The first is Trader Joe’s in Sarasota, which just opened last week. If the Tampa Bay Times is correct, the first shoppers through the door on opening day were from – …

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Finding Money in the Trash – Creating Energy from Waste

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Editing Too often, people think that adopting sustainable practices means giving something up. That’s not necessarily the case.  Take, for example, the process of turning waste into energy. Waste is a big problem – everywhere. Trash, garbage – that stuff you put out at the curb that magically disappears – …

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Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition is Reborn

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Editing The Patel School of Global Sustainability at USF hosted a signing ceremony yesterday morning. In front of a crowd of well over 100 people, USF President Judy Genshaft, TECO President John Ramil and Hillsborough County EPC Director Richard Garrity formally launched this joint effort between public and private institutions …

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Boy Scout Troop 665 of Brandon Florida teams with The Sustany® Foundation.

A scout troop from Valrico is going to be working concessions for football games (Bucs/USF) over the course of the Fall and is going to share the proceeds with Sustany®. The Troop will use the funds to help defray expenses, purchase needed, new equipment and establish scholarships for scouts who are in need of financial …

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