The Green Community: Week in review

Offset your carbon footprint by drinking beer from eco-friendly brewers (video) - Many breweries around the country are actually becoming quite eco-friendly. Some breweries are taking environmentally friendly initiatives, like using only organic ingredients, having solar- and wind-powered breweries, recycling and composting grains, and some are even using bio-diesel fueled delivery trucks.

Green office tip: clean the air in your office and remove pollutants with a plant- You spend a lot of time in your home or business office and you can clean the air you breathe as you work just by adding a plant to your workspace! Lisa Assetta gives advice on how plants are the quickest, most efficient filters of the most common air pollutants.

Ways to make your wedding “green”- Linda Taylor gives us ways to make that special day eco-friendlier (and less expensive).

Florida’s water is on the web - Rep. Rick Kriseman tells us how the Florida Department of Environmental Protection unveils its new water website.

How to stay green on the road this summer- Michelle Schenck gives you some great tips to make your next summer road trip greener and healthier for both you and the environment.

How mushrooms can save the world-  Joshua Poll looks at the work of Paul Stamets who says mushrooms can recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal material in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on their digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants, control insect populations, and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens.

Don’t forget to check out our Green Community Calendar for green events and workshops in the Bay Area!

What’s the buzz on the latest issues in the Green Community? Check out what you may have missed this past week:

The Derby Darlins have a successful first green event with T.R.E.E. at Little Bayou Park- Michelle Schenck reports on the roller girls from the Tampa Bay Derby Darlins' tree planting event last Saturday in St. Petersburg, an effort to offset all of the carbon emissions from their travels.

Let’s transform this ‘domination culture’ into a ‘partnership culture’ (Videos) - Eric Stewart asks: Is this the America we are handing over to our children? One thats main concern is violence and domination of the world? This government was put in place for the people: do the people want 60% of our taxes going to support defense? Why can't 60% of our taxes go towards supporting education, renewable energy, as well as redoing the social net so that every human being in our country has their needs taken care of?

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