Joe Floyd is one of four co-owners of Abundant Edible Landscapes. From fruit trees to rainwater collection systems, the company provides several services to homeowners who would like to develop their landscape with environmentally conscious features. In this interview, Floyd talks what irrigations systems could cut down your water bill in the long run, why [...]
Laura Reynolds is the executive director of the Tropical Audubon Society. The goal of her life’s work as a scientist, teacher and advocate has been to educate people about how to live sustainably with the planet’s natural resources. Laura explains the unique challenge Florida’s water resources face and her hopes for the future.
On a grassy tract of land nestled in Lutz, Fla., alternative learning practices have become the norm at Learning Gate Community School. In 2009 Learning Gate was the first public school to be awarded the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum certification. The school focuses its curriculum on energy and water conservation, and serves as a [...]
A grim realization has dawned a new age for water management in north Florida. Since their inception in 1972, the Suwannee River Water Management District and the St. Johns River Water Management District have watched one another drain the lakes, rivers and springs that populate the region. The two agencies decided to join forces to [...]