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Tampa hosts energy and sustainability forum listen

01/29/10 Arielle Stevenson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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While the Tampa Bay Lightning practiced inside the St. Pete Times Forum for their game tonight, business owners and environmentalists were around the corner at the Regional Energy Management and Sustainability Forum.

Sandra Kling is a doctorate student at the University of South Florida. Kling also serves as chief environmental scientist for Eco Asset Solutions, a Tampa Bay sustainability advisory firm. Kling’s expertise is in greenhouse gas management and climate policy. This morning s...


USF forms climate steering committee listen

07/09/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In April, The University of South Florida joined the American College & University Presidents Climate Committee (ACUPCC), a group focused on reducing the impact that member schools have on the global climate. USF has recently established a Campus Sustainability Steering Committee to help meet ACUPCC goals.

Sharon Hanna-West is a lecturer on ethics and sustainability in USF’s Department of Management. She is a member of the sustainable steering committee at USF and co-chair of the climate...


Tampa budget workshop – fewer cuts in 2009 than last year listen

06/24/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This morning the Tampa City Council held their second workshop on the city’s fiscal year 2009 budget. They received proposed budgets from several departments, including Police, Fire, Neighborhood Services, and Growth Management. Tampa’s Police Chief Steve Hogue said his department would need 132 million dollars next year and would slightly reduce personnel to 1318 employees. “I have submitted a reduction of about 16 positions this year.”

Hogue said fuel costs are leading Tampa’s ...

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Pinellas Living Green Expo

05/05/08 Jessica Glenza
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last weekend marked Pinellas County’s third annual Living Green Expo. Designed to raise public awareness about climate change and the availability of local green resources, the expo featured more than 100 exhibitors and vendors.

On Saturday the Living Green Expo hosted the signing of the Mayor’s Green City Action Accord, where 19 mayors gathered, committing to more sustainable practices. Pinellas County is officially the state’s first green county, and St. Petersburg is the state’...

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