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District Reports Consistent Seagrass Increases in Tampa Bay

Scientists with the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Surface Water Improvement and Management, or SWIM program, released the results of its 2016 seagrass mapping study showing Tampa Bay now supports 41,655 acres of seagrass beds. This increase continues the success of the previous mapping efforts reported in 2015, supporting the largest amount of seagrass measured since the 1950s.


Another Broken Egg Cafe® Teams with Eco-Products to Create Innovative New Containers that are Good for Customers, Good for the Environment

Another Broken Egg chooses Eco-ProductsAnother Broken Egg Cafe® has partnered with Eco-Products to create new to-go containers that are more convenient for guests – and more beneficial to the environment.

Another Broken Egg Cafe, one of the nation’s fastest growing breakfast and brunch restaurant concepts, is introducing compostable clamshells and bowls to all of its restaurants. The custom-designed containers are made from a renewable resource derived from the stalks of sugarcane. 


Nature Center Plans Turtle Day Celebration

Florida Gopher Turtle star of the day at Trout Lake Nature CenterTurtles, the folks who love them, and others who want to learn more about them will gather to celebrate Turtle Day at Trout Lake Nature Center on Sunday, April 9.

The event, which takes place from 1 to 3 p.m., also honors the amazing and endangered — gopher tortoise.


OUC Built Rare Floating Solar Array

Floating Solar Array in Orlando

OUC (Orlando Utilities Commission)—The Reliable One, Orlando’s municipal utility, has found a new way to weave sustainability into its clean-energy portfolio. On February 9, OUC began installing a unique floating solar array on a large pond next to its Gardenia Operations Center between John Young Parkway and I-4. Installation will take two days.


FPL accelerates major solar energy development projects - now plans to add eight new universal solar power plants cost-effectively by early 2018

The new plants will comprise more than 2.5 million new solar panels - enough to wrap around Florida's coastline more than two timesExpanding on its recently announced plan to build four new universal solar power plants this year, FPL is now effectively doubling its near-term commitment - bringing more solar energy to its customers sooner

Florida Power & Light Company, the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, today announced the expansion of its near-term plans for new universal solar generation. FPL now plans to build new universal solar power plants at eight locations by early 2018 – comprising more than 2.5 million solar panels.


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