In this Issue:
  • Greening Our Community – PV + EV = Flip-flops that Leave Low Trace
  • Sustainable Gift-Giving
  • E-15 Gasoline is Here… marine motors and lawn care providers should be aware
  • UF/IFAS Leon County Extension is Among First Three Commercial “Zero Net Energy” Buildings in Florida!
  • E-10 FUEL Advice for Boaters
  • Water Management Summit of Northwest Florida to be held at Niceville Community Center January 31
  • Energy

    Greening Our Community – PV + EV = Flip-flops that Leave Low Trace

    I know you’ve seen the rear window decals that announce in stick figures just who could be riding in that SUV – mom, dad, kids of various sizes, and sometimes pets. A clever Florida variation uses big and little flip-flops and paw prints to paint the same picture. Flip-flops on the beach = footprints in …

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    Sustainable Gift-Giving

    I don’t know about you, but my kids have a lot of “stuff.” Legos on my son’s floor, stuffed animals surrounding my daughter’s room—it’s a lot to keep up with. Granted, they have never thrown away a Lego brick or stuffed animal, so they’re not contributing to the landfill (only my lack of sanity), and …

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    E-15 Gasoline is Here… marine motors and lawn care providers should be aware

    Okay… Let’s start at the beginning. We began drilling oil over 100 years ago. The crude was refined into kerosene, gasoline, plastics, and other products that have completely changed our lives. A huge international industry developed from the drilling and employed who knows how many people. But then a few problems began to emerge…   …

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    UF/IFAS Leon County Extension is Among First Three Commercial “Zero Net Energy” Buildings in Florida!

    The old adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” does not always apply. During a recent national webinar, research staff at the New Buildings Institute (NBI) headquartered in Vancouver, Washington profiled the University of Florida IFAS Leon County Extension building as a case study. This project proves that older office buildings can be …

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    E-10 FUEL Advice for Boaters

    Since the introduction of 10% ethanol to gasoline (E-10 fuel) many boaters, including yours truly, have had problems with fouled fuel filters and marine engines not running at their top performance.  The ethanol added to the fuel combines with oxygen increasing the combustion process.  This makes for a more efficient burning fuel and less emissions …

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    Water Management Summit of Northwest Florida to be held at Niceville Community Center January 31

    Water is a precious natural resource that often makes headlines. Here in Northwest Florida we have Areas of Special Concern in which it has been determined that availability will not meet the needs as our population grows. Now is the time to make all efforts to conserve this valuable commodity. For those in the landscape …

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