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Join us for City of New Port Richey’s Third Annual Earth Day Extravaganza

Apr 10, 2013 No Comments by

Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, April 20. The City of New Port Richey’s Environmental Committee is hosting its third annual Earth Day event in the breezeway between City Hall and the Public Library. We will be there from 10 am to 2pm with information about living sustainably in our community. We will […]

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Dealing with Climate Change Deniers: Go With the Flow (Chart)

Apr 04, 2013 1 Comment by

“Climate Change is a hoax!”  Ecologists of all types have certainly heard this claim more than once.  Too many times, some of you may be saying.  The assertion surfaced in the last presidential campaign, when Republican candidate, Rick Santorum, used the terms “hoax” and “bogus” to characterize global warming and climate change. Santorum was following […]

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City of New Port Richey Adopts New Urban Farm Ordinance

Mar 01, 2013 No Comments by

Congratulations to the City of New Port Richey on the its new urban farm ordinance!  With the approval of the City Council on February 19, 2013, New Port Richey joins a relatively select (but growing) group of Florida municipalities with formal ordinances permitting farming on private property.  Notably, the New Port Richey ordinance allows for […]

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OP/ED: Reasoned Reflections On Mr. Rubio’s “Reasonable Debate”

Feb 18, 2013 No Comments by

Here is another example of what seems to be the big fight. Conservatives who believe climate change is a hoax and liberals who accept the claims of climate scientists and want to make changes. There’s no doubt big money is on both sides pushing agendas, but what about those people who may have no political […]

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Recommended: Four Steps to Less Wasteful Communities

Feb 06, 2013 No Comments by

If you live in a neighborhood that happens to provide a “single stream” or “single-sort” recycling program, you’ve no doubt questioned its effectiveness.  What paramount of modern technology could possibly sort and separate paper, plastic, metal, and glass?  Frank Korten, upon the transition of his town from source separation to single stream, had the same […]

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EDITORIAL: We Can Do Better Than California Broccoli

Jan 17, 2013 No Comments by

Happy New Year, 2013. Good news is not always easy to find in America’s Industrial food system. Recent articles highlighted in Ecology Florida News have focused on the relative scarcity of local farmers’ markets and CSAs in the state, knotty issues associated with GMOs, and a critique of the dominance of our food culture by […]

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OPINION: How Do Your Choices Impact America’s Food Culture?

Dec 28, 2012 No Comments by

During a time of year that is culturally characterized by excessive food-centered festivities, (Nation of Change, “What’s for Dinner?”) Jim Hightower asks us to consider, not only what we are consuming and where it comes from, but ways in which we can cultivate sustainable alternatives to the dominant agri-business framework that determines how most of […]

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Ecology Florida and Pasco EcoFest: Growing a Community

Nov 09, 2012 No Comments by

This weekend is the Pasco EcoFest (www.PascoEcoFest.com) taking place in West Pasco and the city of New Port Richey. We’re excited to be participating in this event as sponsors of Saturday’s EcoMarket in the breeze-way between City Hall and the New Port Richey Public Library. Our Board President, Dell deChant, will also be giving a […]

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EDITORIAL: Corporations are People and The Earth is the Center of the Universe

Sep 03, 2012 No Comments by

Citizens in a few select states are being inundated by advertisements and phone contacts (many of them robo-calls) on behalf of Presidential candidates.  Florida is one of those states.  They are called battleground states because the polls indicate that neither candidate has a significant lead – so there is a battle for voters’ support.  Others […]

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The Birdhouse: from Club to Co-operative Food Distribution

Jun 06, 2012 No Comments by

As reported recently by Strolling of the Heifers, an organization focusing on local food issues, and covered in an Ecology Florida Feature, Florida is dead last among all states in local food systems.  Since finding out Florida is one of the top five agriculture producing states in the Nation and living in one of the […]

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