Seven50 SE Florida Prosperity Plan – Draft Report
Posted December 9, 2013
Seven50 engaged a host of leading experts and thousands of citizens across the seven-county region of Southeast Florida to create a dynamic plan to guide decision-making as our region grows and evolves. View the draft report.
Young Voices for the Planet – Dreaming in Green
Posted December 9, 2013
When four Florida middle school students learn about the potential effect of sea level rise on Miami’s economy, they conduct a school energy audit with the help of non-profit, Dream in Green. Through their actions, their school saves thousands of dollars in energy costs by doing simple things that add up.
Check out the video about what they did and how they did it.
Then check out the curriculum to do it at your school:
LED Streetlights Installed in Coleman Park Neighborhood
Posted December 3, 2013
Future of Coleman Park Neighborhood Looking “Brighter!”
Coleman Park, one of West Palm Beach’s most historic neighborhoods is now the first community in the entire state of Florida to receive new, brighter, safer high-tech LED streetlights from FPL.
The lights are being paid for by the City, and are part of Mayor Muoio’s promise to pursue environmentally friendly projects as part of the city’s Department of Sustainability.
LED lights offer a savings of approximately 60% over the older lights.
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IPCC Working Group I Fifth Assessment Report Press Release Out
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group I put out it’s Fifth Assessment Report in September. The press release on September 27 from Stockholm, Sweeden had the following to report.
“Human influence on the climate system is clear,” and “Warming in the climate system is unequivocal,” IPCC report says.
Thomas Stocker, the other Co-Chair of Working Group I said: “Continued emissions of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and changes in all components of the climate system. Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.”
“Heat waves are very likely to occur more frequently and last longer. As the Earth warms, we expect to see currently wet regions receiving more rainfall, and dry regions receiving less, although there will be exceptions,” he added.
Co-Chair Thomas Stocker concluded: “As a result of our past, present and expected future emissions of CO2, we are committed to climate change, and effects will persist for many centuries even if emissions of CO2 stop.”
Read full press release, report and more here: http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/press_information.shtml