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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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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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.