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OP/ED: The American Future: High Speed Rail and Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure

May 17, 2012 1 Comment by

This article originally published on NewPortRichey.Patch.com is Copyright 2012 Robert C Marlowe, and republished with permission. Geeknote: Fair warning disclaimer– This is the most “political” GEEKNOTE I’ve ever written. I may make you mad, but I hope that I make you think. The past two weeks have been a bit of a blur. Two weeks […]

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EDITORIAL: Dining and Dreaming at the Top of World

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments by

When considered in the context of sustainability, the crowded happy ambiance of mid-scale franchise restaurants seems drawn from a strange, fantastic dream.  It would be a very strange dream indeed were such a scene to drift into the deep-sleep tableau of any of the billion or so residents of the planet living close to starvation, […]

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USF Mini-Conference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on New Religions

Feb 23, 2012 No Comments by

The Department of Religious Studies together with a number of co-sponsors is hosting a one-day min-conference on new Religious Movements on March 1, 2012. The conference features keynote addresses by three of the world’s most notable scholars of New religions, James R. Lewis, J. Gordon Melton and Bron Taylor. In addition to Melton, Taylor and […]

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Major Media Ignoring The Reality of Climate Change?

Jan 09, 2012 No Comments by

The reality of climate change is increasingly obvious to most Floridians, and indeed people worldwide.   The economic and cultural consequences are also increasingly apparent.  Food prices continue to escalate, severe weather impacts more of us every year, electrical power consumption steadily increases, 20,000 species a year become extinct, diseases migrate, and we may be reaching […]

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USF Food Day Soiree

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments by

October 30th from 6pm to 9pm in Marshall Center (MSC 2709) the Women’s Federation for World Peace USF and F.A.R.M. will be hosting a Food Day Soiree for all of the food interest/gardening groups to come together make our local food system more just and sustainable! Free dinner from Evos and the Loving Hut will […]

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USF 2011 Fall Plant Festival October 8 and 9

Oct 03, 2011 No Comments by

University of South Florida presents the 2011 Fall Plant Festival October 8 & 9. Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3pm at the Botanical Gardens with over 50 Vendors! Still the Tampa Bay area’s largest fall plant sale, shoppers will find a wide variety of plants from edibles to ornamentals like crotons, aroids, gingers, orchids, begonias, bamboo, bonsai, […]

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93 Days In Jail For Vegetable Garden

Jul 15, 2011 No Comments by

Image Source Excerpt from Huffington Post article: This isn’t your typical, garden-variety crime. After a warning, a ticket and now a misdemeanor charge, an Oak Park, Mich., woman faces up to 93 days in jail for refusing to remove a vegetable crop from her front lawn. Julie Bass says that she thought it would be […]

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“Green” is Gold at USF

May 24, 2011 No Comments by

By Christian Wells In March of 2008, the Sustainable Endowment Institute’s College Sustainability Report Card informed the University of South Florida that we had earned a D+ in our efforts to “go green.” But all of this was set to change very rapidly over the next three years when, in April of 2008, USF President […]

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Telephone Town Call: Join the Planning Commission and Hillsborough County Residents

May 16, 2011 No Comments by

Editor’s Note: If you live in Hillsborough County and are interested in its future, mark May 17 on your calendar. This is an innovative program, and one EF fully supports. This planning event is a way for your voice to be heard. You can make a difference. It really is not too late. Via Hillsborough […]

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Wall-E and Ecology Florida a Big Hit in New Port Richey

Apr 22, 2011 No Comments by

Last Friday several founding members of Ecology Florida ventured out into the warm evening air to meet the Citizens of New Port Richey. As the sponsors of the Free Movie Friday event, Ecology Florida helped to show that learning about saving our planet and being aware of the impact of our actions, can be a […]

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