How to Recycle a Mattress: Eco-Friendly Ways to Dispose of Your Mattress in Florida

Do you have an old mattress that is no longer comfortable, and you’re ready to buy a new bed? If so, it’s time to consider how to recycle your mattress.   Mattresses are one of the most common items in landfills today. Unfortunately, they take up a lot of space and can be very difficult… Continue reading How to Recycle a Mattress: Eco-Friendly Ways to Dispose of Your Mattress in Florida

What Stinks? Sniffing Out Anthropogenic Sources of Methane Emissions

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the predominant greenhouse gas released into the atmosphere by human activities.1 For instance, in 2019, carbon dioxide made up slightly more than 80% of all greenhouse gasses emitted into the atmosphere by humans in the United States.1,2 This makes carbon dioxide the main driver of global warming. However, there is another… Continue reading What Stinks? Sniffing Out Anthropogenic Sources of Methane Emissions

The History of Agriculture on Lake Apopka: Birds, Alligators, and Farm Workers

The Toxic Tour of Lake Apopka, led by Jeannie Economos of the Farmworker Association of Florida, conveys the deep history of Lake Apopka North Shore, agriculture and nutrient pollution. The synopsis below provides a snapshot of Central Florida’s systems of pollution and the beginning of a long road to environmental justice. We met with Economos again… Continue reading The History of Agriculture on Lake Apopka: Birds, Alligators, and Farm Workers

Fridays For Future Climate Strike Returns to Orlando City Hall Dec. 6

This holiday season, as anticipation of frantic consumerism swells, climate activists have one goal in mind: striking to save the planet. The Fridays for Future movement has become ubiquitous over the past year, coined after the teenage icon Greta Thunberg, who skipped school on Fridays to demonstrate a peaceful protest against human-caused global warming. Her… Continue reading Fridays For Future Climate Strike Returns to Orlando City Hall Dec. 6