Jessica Patrick, FedEx sales team member in Florida
My mother passed away in February 2014 while I was on maternity leave.
My mom was a huge supporter of all foundations involving children in our community. She would attend many galas and events so she could donate for the children. Around the 1 year anniversary of her passing, my father and I wanted to do something special in her honor.
The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.
Finalists Named for Central Florida’s Cox Conserves Heroes Program, Public Asked to Vote
ORLANDO, Fla., August 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ — WFTV 9 Family Connection and The Trust for Public Land are recognizing volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing shared outdoor spaces. Cathy Brown, Chuck O’Neal and Jim Thomas have been selected as finalists for Central Florida’s inaugural Cox Conserves Heroes program, and the public is being asked to vote now through September 14.
Florida eliminates solar rebate programs; meanwhile, California curbs Homeowners Associations from prohibiting drought-tolerant plants.
Regulation Information: In late November, the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) voted 3-2 in favor of a utility-backed proposal to eliminate solar rebate programs by the end of 2015 and lowering the state’s energy efficiency goals by more than 90 percent. This was decided after a very lengthy debate that lasted almost two hours, and the debate might not be over. Environmental groups are considering whether the PSC violated state law by instituting a policy that leaves utilities with virtually no energy efficiency requirements.
What’s in a name? As Shakespeare orated in his epic love story Romeo and Juliet, “that which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” But in Florida Governor Rick Scott’s world, the perils of a warming planet are somehow diminished simply by changing the words we use to refer to them.
You’d think that Florida, with the country’s third largest population and a politically conservative electorate that focuses on individual choice, would be a solar power leader. After all, the Sunshine State has plenty of the basic resource. But Florida ranks only 13th nationally in installed solar capacity, behind Number 12 Pennsylvania. The reason? Florida is one of only five states that prohibit third-party sales of solar power from non-utility companies. Consumers can buy electricity only from utilities.
After years of building relationships with top universities and their sports teams, FOX Sports saw an opportunity to become more involved in the classroom. In 2008, the company launched FOX Sports University, an academic program that gives college students hands-on experience in the sports business. The current academic year is the largest yet for the program, which now offers courses at 27 schools across the U.S.
Wisconsin CITGO Marketers to Provide Three Lucky Fans with Pro Football Tickets and Trip to Florida
October 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its local Wisconsin Marketers have teamed up for the “Battle of the Bays” sweepstakes to give three lucky fans the ultimate game day experience. Between now and Nov. 15, Wisconsin football fans are encouraged to visit participating CITGO locations in Green Bay, Madison and Milwaukee, Wis. and fill out an entry form for the chance to win two tickets to see Wisconsin’s home team play in Tampa Bay on Dec. 21, with round trip airfare and hotel accommodations included in the prize.