Sustainability

High Fashion with the Right Vision

Is the ever rising wave of textile waste a tsunami for the fashion industry, or will it be the ride of our lives?

There are mountains of waste environmental minds are not addressing, at least not in a way other recyclables are treated. Every year the US produces over 25 billion tons of textile waste, largely due to consumers embrace of the fast fashion market.

Eco-Explorers Summer Camp

The Sea Turtle Conservancy has teamed up with Brevard County Parks & Recs through the EEL Program to offer a one-of-a-kind water-loving summer camp.

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Prepare your Beachside Homes and Businesses for Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Sea Turtle Nesting Season will soon be upon us, and that means all properties by the beach need to be reviewed for compliance with county and lighting ordinances. The Brevard coast reports the highest number of loggerhead and green sea turtle nesting in the United States, so it’s critical to the sea turtle’s environment that they are not exposed to artificial light.

Green Foods Market

Today, on the way home from a meeting in Melbourne, I took the opportunity to check out a place I’ve had my eye on for weeks now—a little white and pale-green house tucked on the corner of Malabar Road and US1, residential by appearance, but with the words, “Green Foods Market” spelled out above the front door.

Make Every Day, Earth Day

Home. It’s not just where we live. Brevard County is a unique place that we call home. Earth Day is the perfect time to remind us all how precious the Space Coast is and how our daily actions and intentional thinking can keep it precious for every generation to enjoy.

Across Florida in a Nissan Leaf

Current electric cars are not for every driver, but if you can be flexible, it’s amazing what you can do in a plug-in vehicle. I recently test drove a Nissan Leaf. Early that morning, as I drove to the dealer, I got a call. The car we were going to drive didn’t arrive. Would I be willing to go and get one from the other side of the state of Florida?

Why do we do this?

We committed to helping preserve and improve the quality of life available to all residents of the State of Florida. Our mission is to help individuals, families, businesses and organizations reach their fullest potential and accomplish their evolving goals.

Green Regional Project

The U.S. Department of Energy recently named the Florida Solar Energy Center at the University of Central Florida as one of only two sites nationwide that will share a multi-million dollar grant to accelerate the adoption of new and developing energy-efficient technologies.

Sea Turtle Preservation Society Open House

The Sea Turtle Preservation Society is having an open house and invite the public to come and discover everything they do to help protect and preserve Brevard County’s Sea Turtles.

Tell Us About Yourself

GreenBrevard.com tells local stories about people and organizations doing good things in the community. Share your best practices, good deeds, and the people who make a difference in Florida’s Space Coast.

What Do You Mean by Green?

“Green” can mean many things. For us, it first defines the natural beauty of Brevard County and our desire to see it preserved. But beyond environmental issues, thinking “green” encompasses many aspects of intentional living that keep us balanced, healthy and inspired.

Florida State Energy Legislation Webinar

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy invites you to join us for a webinar to learn about what’s happening in terms of energy policy for Florida in the current legislative session.

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Hacienda Girls Ranch

Hacienda Girl’s Ranch is based on the philosophy that regardless of circumstances which may have left a girl homeless, she should be given an equal opportunity for healthy, emotional and physical growth.

Richard on the Radio

Fort Lauderdale’s 93 Rock caught up with Richard Evans, CEO of the Community Greenhouse Foundation, for an Earth Week interview.

PlanetShifter.com Lands Innovation Network

PlanetShifter.com is a virtual people resource collective and transparent by design: you are a member and you have works to share and critiques to share and a new product or service to nail.

Act Locally

As the Volunteer Coordinator and Coordinator for Student Community Service, Mr. Weber is on the beach almost every day cleaning up. He will talk of the his experiences with umbrellas, towels and other finds.

Together Green

he five-year TogetherGreen initiative was launched this past spring to fund conservation projects, train environmental leaders, and offer volunteer and individual action opportunities that significantly benefit the environment.

A New Energy Plan

America is blessed with the world’s greatest wind power corridor and abundant reserves of clean natural gas, the Pickens Plan will utilize these tremendous resources to build a bridge to the future.

Campus Sustainable Conference

The Annual Campus & Community Sustainability Conference is hosted by the University of Central Florida and the Council for Sustainable Florida, this event is about more than just life on campus – it’s about moving Florida toward a more sustainable path.

Florida Energy Grants

Florida’s DEP announces a new program to provide renewable energy matching grants for demonstration, commercialization, research, and development projects relating to renewable energy technologies.

Green Up Your Business

Community Greenhouse Foundation has developed a program to help you reduce electric and water usage, to encourage recycling and use of recycled materials, and to reduce the amount of solid waste your organization produces.

Change a Light Day

This year, there are additional actions you can take to Change the World beyond lighting, such as using a programmable thermostat, enabling computers to power down when not in use, and looking for the ENERGY STAR label when making a new purchase.