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Congratulations City of Largo on LEED Platinum Certification

Apr 08, 2011 No Comments by

We’re very excited about this recent news out of the City of Largo. Creative Contractors Inc. has just completed construction of the City’s first LEED Platinum certified community center. It is so important that local government set the stage for private development of alternative and sustainable building methods. Which is why we want to give […]

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USDA Mapping of Public Gardens

Mar 29, 2011 No Comments by

The USDA has launched a new database of what they’re calling ‘People’s Gardens’ in an effort to support the effort of communities around the country that are coming together to grow fresh food. USDA Press Release: [Excerpt] Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today urged people across the Nation to start People’s Gardens in their communities and […]

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America’s New Farmers From Oregon to Florida

Mar 11, 2011 No Comments by

Are you young and want to be farmer?  If so, you are not alone. Although the majority of farmland in the United States is owned by farmers over 55, there is a growing trend of younger farmers making an effort to revive old school farming techniques. We are seeing this same trend in Florida, and […]

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You Can Recycle Just About Anything Today—Maybe Even Towns & Cities

Jan 28, 2011 No Comments by

Over the past several decades we have all learned how vital recycling is to sustainable living. But what about recycling entire towns and cities? It seems that may be the future for “intelligent” cities. According to the USA Today, “Intelligent” cities, and “a renewed emphasis on improving the urban anchors of a region rather than just slowing growth in far-flung suburbs” is a growing trend in city planning across the country.

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