Tag: sustainability

Enviroshopping

enviroshopping

Did you know that Floridians throw away about eight pounds of garbage per person every day? That’s double the national average. Unfortunately, our trash wastes energy and materials. Waste also releases pollutants into the environment. While trash can… Read More

Sustainable Elementary School Tips

Credit: Dave & Les Jacobs

As children return to school, parents may scramble to buy last-minute supplies, coordinate rides for their children, and manage grocery lists. While all of these tasks are important, parents should also consider ways their children can make this… Read More

Sustainable College Living

Colleges and universities across the nation are taking strides to become more sustainable, but they are not alone. Students can also participate to help their schools with sustainability efforts. By taking small steps, you can help your college… Read More

Reduce Waste at Home

From banana peels to cardboard boxes to cans of soda, these items are hauled to their final resting places at the landfills—to be incinerated or to decompose over months or years. In 2014, Florida’s municipal solid waste (MSW)… Read More

Saving and Using Rainwater

Groundwater resources in Florida face high demand for consumption, agricultural and industrial needs. Taking advantage of Florida’s seasonal rainfall can reduce pressure on groundwater for non-potable uses during drier seasons. For the homeowner, harvesting rainwater reduces your water… Read More