Archive for Economics

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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Small Farms and the Bigger Picture in Marion County

Apr 10, 2011 No Comments by

Thanks to the forward looking Marion County Extension Service and the Board of County Commissioners,  you can now easily find small farms and farmers in your area through their website. You will quickly discover that it is not just about farmers, but also a wide range of agricultural goods and services, from cattle and llamas […]

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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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Seeking Balance in the Oyster Beds of Florida and Beyond

Feb 25, 2011 No Comments by

Oysters can certainly be a tasty treat and their purported side-effects are legendary, but increased libido is not the only reason to be interested in the future of these little creatures! Because oysters are big money makers and because we live an era of rampant irresponsibility, these mollusks are facing the very real dangers of […]

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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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