One of the earliest introductions many of us will get to sustainability comes in the form of recycling. Blue bins for unwanted paper are popping up in offices across the country, curbside services are becoming more available and easier to use, ... READ MORE
As daylight saving time draws to an end, days get shorter, and the heat of summer finally begins to fade, the end of October is a time for ghoulish festivities and – perhaps surprisingly – energy savings! Read on for some quick and easy ... READ MORE
We are familiar with many sounds and noises that occur inside (doors opening and closing, phones ringing, music playing, glasses chiming, etc.), but we might not be so familiar with the noises we hear when we are outside.
Frogs, squirrels ... READ MORE
September marks Microplastic Awareness Month. If you’re unsure what microplastics are, then what a better time to learn? Microplastics are generally defined as plastics smaller than 5mm or 1/8th of an inch in size. When they get to be really ... READ MORE
Florida summer air temperatures, calm waters, and diverse recreational opportunities beg boaters to get out on the water! The first step is to check the operation of your vessel, trailer and safety gear. The next step, deciding where to launch, ... READ MORE
Rain. It happens. Especially in Florida. We are known as the “Sunshine State”, but we might be better off being called the “Umbrella State” as we have an average of 54.5 inches of rain a year. This rain doesn’t come all at once, nor ... READ MORE
Contrary to popular belief, the air inside your home can actually be more polluted than the air outside and it is not because the pollutants are coming in from outside. In fact, many of the objects and furnishings in your home affect the air ... READ MORE
Adults fear it and kids love it…it’s poop! Stool, waste, feces, dung, there are many ways to say it, but nobody ever really wants to talk about it. Everything that eats, poops, right? And all that poop has to go somewhere.
Fortunately ... READ MORE
Hi my name is Trevor Ackerman and I am working at the UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County office as their Sustainability Intern for the summer. I am a senior sustainability studies major with minors in history and wildlife ecology and conservation ... READ MORE
Do you long to see more birds and butterflies flying about your garden? Do you want to help Florida’s wild critters survive? Are you tired of spending money and time watering, fertilizing, pruning and mowing your landscape? By knowing and ... READ MORE