The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board voted today to declare a Phase I Water Shortage for all 16 counties throughout the District’s boundaries. Included in the order are Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter counties.
The Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 90, sending the bill to Governor Rick Scott. The measure implements Amendment 4 of 2016, which Florida citizens approved with 73 percent of the vote last August. The measure reduces tax barriers for Floridians who want to go solar, while also ensuring proper consumer protections are in place.
IFCO-FMI Educational Seminar for Retailers & Growers Focuses on Meeting Supply Chain Sustainability Goals with Reusable Packaging
Data on Shared Assets Versus One-Way Packaging to Be Presented at May 11 Session
IFCO, the world’s leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh food packaging, today announced it is collaborating with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to offer a series of online educational sessions, Just the Facts: How Reusable Assets Can Help Retailers and Growers Achieve their Zero Waste Goals. On May 11, the session will focus on the key role shared and reusable assets play in helping retailers and growers create a more sustainable supply chain.
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 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.
Turtles, 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.