Tomorrow, April 7, is Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ birthday. In a lot of ways, she is my idol – conservationist, writer, feminist, activist for environmentally sustainable urban planning and civil rights. She is perhaps best known for her 1947 book The Everglades: River of Grass and her tireless preservation work for the Everglades. Throughout most of her […]
Where Do Great Ideas Come From?
Three years ago a marketing executive named Meg Daly broke both of her arms, and that’s how Miami’s future Underline Linear Park was born. As she explained to the editors at the Architizer, …I had a bike accident and broke both of my arms. Since I couldn’t drive to physical therapy, I took our above-ground train to […]
Hunters: The 2013 Python Challenge is Here!
Let other states hunt for Bambi’s mom… in Florida we hunt PYTHONS! Approximately 700 hunters from 32 states and Canada have registered for the 30-day hunt. They are competing for prizes including $1,500 to the person who bags the most pythons and $1,000 to whomever catches the longest snake. Senator Bill Nelson opened the season […]
The Politics of Clean Energy: Conservative South Carolina Republican Going Nationwide with Clean Energy Plan
The political persuasion of a clean energy advocate shouldn’t matter, but former South Carolina Republican Congressman Bob Inglis says it lost him an election. Here is his plan: Conservative South Carolina Republican Going Nationwide with Clean Energy Plan (via Clean Technica) Eliminate subsidies for developing new clean energy technologies while at the same time adding the cost of […]
The Next Trend in Green Construction: The Net Zero Building
The Next Trend in Green Construction: The Net Zero Building (via http://greenbuildingelements.com) It’s an exciting time to be in the renewable energy or green constriction industries. Year after year, new standards bodies are formed and enable all kinds of exciting new building standards and adoption of eco-friendly materials. In 2012, green building trends are moving […]
Pinecrest Gardens Needs Your Coffee Grounds
I don’t drink coffee. I know… how weird, right? Both of my parents were coffee drinkers, but I’ve never developed the taste for it. So, about once a month, I have to take a cup of coffee and a container of coffee grounds home from my office. The brewed coffee is mixed with henna for […]