A New West Palm Beach Better Buildings Challenge Partner

Palm Beach Tours and Transportation is now a City of West Palm Beach Better Buildings Challenge partner. The ribbon cutting for 26KW of solar on the company’s building on Georgia Ave. in West Palm Beach was held Monday, May 6.

They are expecting to be able to produce more electricity than they need and will be adding back to the grid through net metering. Way to go!

Learn more about the Better Buildings Challenge here.

Got Transportation Needs? SFRTA wants to know.

What is “SFRTA: Moving Our Region Forward”?

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), the public agency that operates Tri-Rail commuter rail and its shuttle buses, has started the process to update its 10-year Transit Development Plan (TDP), and needs your input!

Visit SFRTAForward.com


Read the rest of this page »

Drinking Water Week 2013 Coloring Contest FINALISTS!

 

Congratulations to the Winners of the City of West Palm Beach Drinking Water Week  Coloring Contest. We had 3 schools participate this year with almost 400 entries! Thank you to Everglades Elementary, Benoist Farms Elementary and St.Juliana Catholic School! You did a great job!

11 x 17 Finalists Poster

Congratulations to WPB Residents for WINNING the National Mayor’s Challenge!

On May 10th, internationally acclaimed environmental artist, Wyland, presented Mayor Muoio with the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation!  Congratulations WPB for making us #1!  Please follow through with your pledges to save water and protect the environment!    Click here for more information about how you can help to conserve water.

Wyland 5.10.13 SmallThe grand prize, a Toyota Prius, was awarded to Ivan Milensky of Tuscon, AZ.  Hundreds of other prize winners are to be selected and the winners will be notified by the Wyland Foundation by July 1st.  Notifications will be made via email and telephone using the contact information provided on the pledge.

The Challenge, hosted by the Wyland Foundation, was a friendly competition between cities held during the month of April encouraging residents to go online to make pledges to alter daily lifestyles to save water and reduce waste.  We congratulate our residents for their recognition of the importance of water conservation to preserving a sustainable future for the community as well as for the global environment.

Read the rest of this page »

Winters are Warming Across the U.S.

To better understand winter warming patterns, Climate Central analyzed average-daily temperatures and overnight-low temperatures for December through February for the continental 48 states from 1912-2012 and 1970-2012. This analysis of data from the U.S. Historical Climatology Network of weather stations shows that the coldest states are warming the fastest, and across the country winter warming since 1970 has been more than four-and-a-half times faster per decade than over the past 100 years.Click here for more.