Florida

Republic Commemorates Earth Day in South Florida with Expansion of Compressed Natural Gas-Powered Fleet

127 Alternative Fuel Vehicles Now Serving South Florida
Press Release

FORT LAUDERDALE, April 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Republic Services announced today the addition of 62 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks serving customers in Broward and Dade Counties. The new CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered collection trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic in South Florida to 127. 

Tim Dickinson: Sunshine State In The Dark

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Think about the sunniest states in the U.S.  Florida, the place that calls itself “the sunshine state” is sure to come to mind. Indeed, the solar industry considers Florida to be the state with the third greatest rooftop solar potential in the country. So the place must be almost totally off the grid at this point, right? Well, no.

Orlando Radio Advertisers Bring Brand New Books to Orlando Area Students

Support from Local Radio Advertisers Provides 5,000 New Books to Orlando Area Students
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ORLANDO, Fla., February 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Orlando Radio Advertisers, Universal Nissan, Universal Hyundai, 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, RC Hill Mitsubishi and Keiser University have teamed up with nonprofit social enterprise First Book to bring 5,000 brand-new and age-appropriate books to students at Orlando Day Nursery. Funding for this program was generated through participation in CBS EcoMedia’s EducationAd program.

Action Team Captains and Major Leaguers Give Back in the Spirit of Thanksgiving

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This past Thanksgiving holiday, a number of Major Leaguers joined forces with their local Action Team schools in Florida, Maine, and New Jersey as they combined to give back to their neighbors in need.

Play Matters: New Playground On The Way For Fort Lauderdale Community

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On Friday, October 16, more than 200 volunteers from JetBlue, The Pride Center, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Wilton Manors community in Fort Lauderdale, FL will join forces to help restore play for more than 4,500 local kids and families.

FedEx Cares Week: Volunteerism on a Personal Level

Jessica Patrick, FedEx sales team member in Florida
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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 Crops of America

By Brandie Piper, Monsanto Corporate Engagement
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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

Finalists Named for Central Florida’s Cox Conserves Heroes Program, Public Asked to Vote
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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.

Building Code Updates for Florida and Illinois: Fits and Starts

Florida puts a code roll-back on hold, while Illinois takes steps toward adopting the 2015 IECC.
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Florida

Green Code and Regulation Round-Up

Florida eliminates solar rebate programs; meanwhile, California curbs Homeowners Associations from prohibiting drought-tolerant plants.
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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.

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