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Tips of the week
Collectively we use up to 7 billion gallons of water a day on landscape irrigation, a third of all residential water usage. Most of that water is wasted due to evaporation, wind, and overwatering. Put a cat food can outside, if it fills to the top, during one week you don't need to water at all. Let grass grow longer, 3 to 4 inches. Always water early in the morning and replace as many plants as possible with native plants that require half of the amount of water.
 

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It seems embarrassing to me that the 'Sunshine State' does not rank among the top 10 states using solar power. Yet it doesn't, and what's worse is that the successful Florida Solar Rebate Program is bankrupt and will expire June 2010 if the State Legislature does not do something about it. Every Florida business that is associated with supplying solar renewable energy systems is suffering; photovoltaic manufacturers, distributors, installers, engineers, builders, electrical contractors, and architects since the State funded rebate program dried up this past year. So all of us involved in sustainable living need to make our voices heard. The legislative session is about to begin in Tallahassee so everyone needs to contact their representative to insist that the Solar Rebate Program be reinstated and funded.
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1) EnviroGadge.com Latest news about eco-friendly gadgets that look after the environment.
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3) Intercom (progressivetimes.wordpress.com) Articles targeting not only innovative, sustainable thinking, but stressing their repercussions and interconnections to our everyday lives.

 

News and Articles
1) 12 Urban Bicycles Ready to Replace Your Car

2) Companies Cutting Carbon Despite Lack of Laws

3) Energy-Star Honors Scores of Firms for Efficiency