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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.

Urban Lifedesign Group

Community Greenhouse Foundation is proud to announce a new Strategic Partner serving the South Florida communities to delivery it’s “Greening Residential America” program.

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Florida Solar Energy Center

The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a research institute of the University of Central Florida, is the largest and most active state-supported renewable energy and efficiency institute in the United States.

Help Save Sea Turtles

This program, the Sea Turtle Emergency Response Program, has been developed to provide better beach coverage to search for and rescue post-hatchling sea turtles that have washed back ashore after a large storm event.

Green Travel Site

The newly launched green travel Web site offers resources for families and travelers looking to get away without depleting their wallets, gas tanks or the environment.

Florida Celebrates the Year of the Reef

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Coral Reef Conservation Program is encouraging public awareness of coral reefs and their impact on Florida’s marine environment.

Green Earth Expo

Slated as the “World’s largest sustainable commerce and lifestyle trade show event”, the Expo will feature major automakers, alternative energy providers, green construction fabricators and contractors, Green service providers, energy efficient appliance manufacturers, as well as health & wellness groups and organic retailers.

Green Communities At Work

One of the main reasons the Community Greenhouse Foundation sponsored the Green Communities program was the idea of communities sharing good news and stories about the way people and organizations are doing positive things as they related to green sustainable living in their communities.

AT&T Recycles Cell Phones for Soldiers

In honor of Earth Day and the thousands of men and women serving in the military oversees, AT&T will collect old wireless devices for the Cell Phones for Soldiers (CPFS) program during the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Green Living Expo.

iGourmet.com Supports Green Communities

Supporting the not-for-profit “Green Communities” program for a Brighter, Sustainable Future, iGourmet.com has enabled us to use their program as a preferred affiliates.

A Little Wasted Water Can Make A Lake

Wow! We use a lot of Water! I was on the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Public Works web site the other day searching for how to get new water service and stumbled onto a Conservation Checklist.

Orlando Art Farm

The Art Farm sets up Art Festival Style along the bridge and fills it with a diverse group of visual artists that sell unique handmade works and more traditional artworks.

iBike Promotes The Bicycle

IBF promotes bicycle and other aspects of on-motorized transportation worldwide, especially in less developed areas, with a particular interest in Africa and South America.

Cocoa Beach Hotels In Florida Green Lodging Program

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today welcomed both the Hampton Inn and Courtyard by Marriott into the Florida Green Lodging Program. The designations are the first for Brevard County and the 37th and 38th for the program.

Florida’s First LEED Silver Home

The new home is the first in Florida to achieve Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

Healthy Living Expo

Central Florida’s largest and most anticipated natural health and green living expo boasts hundreds of door prizes, free product samples, free admission, and offers opportunities for massages, free chiropractic screenings, energy treatments and much more.

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Is Hydrogen in Our Future?

Two recent bits of news has caught our notice, as it seems hydrogen powered cars might just start to become a reality.

Heroes Fight to Save Dolphins

Hayden Panettiere, from the NBC series, Heroes, shows us that when a few brave people act, we can change the world.

Get Green Directory Launches

Get Green Directory is an online resource that connects people who care about what’s happening to the world they live in with businesses and organizations doing good things.

LEED Energy Modeling Tool

Florida Solar Energy Center releases EnergyGauge Summit Premier 3.13, easy-to-use, state-of-the-art software that saves time while completing required energy modeling calculations for LEED projects. This tool is for construction-industry professionals.