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Plug-in instead of fill-up? Expo participants say electric cars are easier than you think listen

02/21/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Owning an electric vehicle is becoming more feasible as retail prices fall and charging stations pop up. Enthusiasts and professionals are calling attention to possible savings at a three-day expo at the A la carte Pavillion in Tampa. Bob Cavalli is the Eastern U.S. fleet sales manager for a Mitsubishi electric car. He said the biggest selling point is that the car pays for itself over time.

“The fuel costs are less than a quarter of what they are at...


Gulfport gallery offers green art listen

12/19/08 By Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Outpost is not just a run of the mill art gallery in Gulfport but a gallery where art is made from recyclables.

Carol Zuelsdorf is an environmentally inspired artist who incorporates trash into a functional art. “Green art is using things over and over again to help our environment,” she said.

During the eco-cleanups organized by her husband Kurt Zuelsdorf, she picks up debris from Clam Bayou and incorporates it into her art. She turns palm fronds into colorful fish or masks,...

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Efest brings environmentally friendly together listen

11/24/08 Colleen Krepstekies and Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Efest, the Green Living Music and Arts Festival took place at the Sarasota Polo Grounds in Lakewood Ranch green community in Nov. 15-16.

The free annual event is the largest environmental festival in the Gulf Coast region, uniting private sector, non-governmental and governmental institutions that are concerned about the environment. It showcased Green-N- Healthy Expo with 175 exhibitors and green panel discussions about eco-friendly building trends, green technologies and alternative en...

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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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