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Turtle advocacy group criticizes eco-friendly fishing accreditation listen

05/16/11 Nolan Ruark
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A Florida fishery is set to receive certification that it is eco-friendly despite claims that it causes harm to the state’s turtle and big game fish populations.

Commercial swordfish fishermen want their work to be certified sustainable. To that end, the assessment stage in receiving an eco-friendly label is nearing completion for Day Boat Seafood. But, Marine biologist and campaigner for the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, Christopher Pincetich says that the fishery’s methods are far fr...

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STEM students & Electrathon

05/16/11 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Our first guest was the coordinator for Hillsborough County’s Stormwater Environmental Program, John McGee. John talked about the Adopt-A-Pond and Lake and Streams programs and how we can get involved with the health of these backyard ecosystems. You can find out more at www.hillsborough.wateratlas.org.

Next up we had the Math & Science Supervisor for the Pinellas County School System, Rose Mack, join the program to talk about the Science Technolo...

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Bees, fermented food & eating local

04/04/11 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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On today’s Sustainable Living program our first guest was Rebecca “The Bee Keeper” Conroy. She’s a bee keeper and food fermentor, and this month The Tampa Bay Beekeepers are having their annual bee workshop at Upper Tampa Bay Park on Saturday April 17 starting a 9 a.m. Rebecca successfully has bees in urban areas of Pinellas and says in this setting they do better than in natural areas. She talked about some of the basic of beekeeping as hive cost, aggressive bees and the benefits of eating ...

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Vegetable Gardening

03/07/11 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Our guests on today’s program were all local vegetable gardeners. The farm manager from Sweetwater Organic Farm in west Tampa, Roberto Saenz; owner of Scotty’s Produce in northern Polk County, Jeff Campbell, and bio-intensive northeastern Hillsborough County farmer, Tom Carroll, all joined the show to answer local gardening questions.

Scotty teaches vegetable gardening at his place and will be starting new classes soon. You can find out more at the [B...

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Time for an Energy Revolution in Tampa

02/21/11 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Our guests today are both involved in this coming Saturday’s (February 26) “Time for an Energy Revolution in Tampa” panel discussion that will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Ybor City starting at 12:30. This event is sponsored by the Bridge Foundation, and we were happy to have the founder, Rebecca Blanco, join the program to talk about Saturday’s discussion.

Also, one of the panelists at the Saturday event, Taylor Ralph, a local green builder joined the show to talk about energy eff...

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St. Petersburg Times Editor To Speak About Barefoot College listen

02/11/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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People in rural areas of the world often need to find simple solutions to very real problems such as famine and healthcare. Barefoot College was founded in 1972 to solve problems plaguing villages in India. Now its focus is bringing solar energy to rural villages.

India native and founder of Barefoot College Sanjit “Bunker” Roy began his efforts in his home country. He has now expanded the organization to at least 22 countries worldwide. Bill Duryea, National Editor for the *St. Peters...

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Local Sustainablity Discussed at Green Business Summit listen

10/13/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Entrepreneurs, business leaders and elected officials mingled in downtown Tampa today and discussed the benefits of sustainable business practices and how to bring more green jobs to Tampa. Micheal Ciftci co-founder of United For A Sustainable America, helped organize the event:

"The goal of today's event is to make the business case for sustainability..."

Micheal Hendrix, an environmental consultant with PBS&J out of California says that Tampa can start turning things around by breaki...

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Hillsborough County hosts "Art of Sustainability" forum listen

09/17/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Hillsborough County is looking for ways to get greener as environmental awareness and sustainability grow ever more popular in marketing and politics. Local planning officials and businesses proposed ways to make the region more sustainable this morning at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Tampa. It was the 2nd annual “Art of Sustainability” forum called E3: Energy, Environment, and Economics. County Commissioner Rose Ferlita said that the region will begin to look at its o...

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