Ditch Lawns, Grow Gardens

Where did lawns come from? Lawns have been around since the medieval times in Europe, where only the wealthy, upper classes could afford to maintain it. People of lower classes could not afford to take the time to have a patch of land that did not provide any food for their family or their livelihood.… Continue reading Ditch Lawns, Grow Gardens

The High Cost of Cut-Flowers

Many of us can recall that during holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, etc., all the grocery stores in our area become flooded with flowers. Companies such as ProFlowers and 1800Flowers, to name a few, make their biggest profits during these special occasions by delivering flowers across the nation. Oftentimes, questions that we… Continue reading The High Cost of Cut-Flowers

Greta Thunberg & The Fight For Climate Action

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Who is Greta Thunberg ? At just 11 years old, Greta Thunberg, who is now a 16-year-old climate activist, fell into depression after discovering how human activity has impacted our planet and the sad reality that our society continues to ignore the topic completely. In between those years, Greta learned everything about climate change; the… Continue reading Greta Thunberg & The Fight For Climate Action

The Glory of The Gopher Tortoise

Why does Florida need the Gopher Tortoise? The gopher tortoise is a terrestrial turtle that is native to the Southeastern United States. They spend 80% of their time living in sandy, dry burrows. Areas such as longleaf pine sandhills, dry prairies, and coastal dunes are ideal for making burrows because they tend to be rather… Continue reading The Glory of The Gopher Tortoise

Gardening In The City

What is Micro-Gardening? Micro-gardening is the practice of growing food in containers in order to maintain energy and space efficiency. This gardening technique is taking urban city settings by storm due to its convenience and ability to thrive in confined spaces such as balconies and small lawns. Now it is easier than ever to have… Continue reading Gardening In The City

Bottled Water: Friend or Foe?

Bottled water, a disputable topic that leaves most of us guessing. At first glance, it just seems like a convenient and accessible innovation. Look a little closer. See the truth behind these plastic wolves in sheep’s clothing. Of course, many of us grow up drinking bottled water. Whether at social gatherings, work, and even in… Continue reading Bottled Water: Friend or Foe?

Converting Shipping Containers Into Low-Cost Homes

The problem of homelessness for low-income families occurs worldwide, regardless of whether they are in rich or poor countries. Low-income families don’t have their own resources and also have difficulty accessing credit lines from financial institutions. Some countries seek to facilitate access to subsidized funding, but there is still a portion of the population that… Continue reading Converting Shipping Containers Into Low-Cost Homes

Solar Panel Installation Job Training in Orlando

In partnership with esaSolar and GreenWorks Orlando, we have launched a solar installation job training pilot program (tentatively Brighter Future), a hands-on intensive training program focused on advancing Central Florida’s solar workforce of tomorrow. On December 21st, 2018, eight young professionals from the Parramore Kidz Zone’s (PKZ) Youth Entrepreneurship Program and local universities installed a… Continue reading Solar Panel Installation Job Training in Orlando

Top Five Environmentalists You Should Know

Environmentalists are changing the world whether it be conservation of natural lands, environmental justice for at-risk communities, scientific research, or climate action. Visionaries are leading the way in the environmental activist movement. Here are five environmentalists you should know:   Vandana Shiva    (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/25/seeds-of-doubt)    Vandana Shiva, based in Delhi, India; began her journey into sustainability… Continue reading Top Five Environmentalists You Should Know

Climate Report 2040: U.N. Confirms Threat

Climate Report 2040: U.N. Reports Threat Climate report 2040. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group of scientists that are put in place to persuade leaders on environmental issues, issued a report detailing that climate change was worse than what was previously imagined. This report described the world we may come to… Continue reading Climate Report 2040: U.N. Confirms Threat