The Green Community: Week in review

Biodynamics in winemaking: Quivira Vineyards - Quivira Vineyards and Winery in Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley is not only an organic vineyard and farm, but also a biodynamic one as well, producing sustainable vineyards and crops, reports Katie Machol.

Where have the frogs gone? - Linda Taylor tells us how frogs have had a dramatic and extensive decline of their species since the 1950s. More than one-third of frog species are believed to be threatened with extinction and more than 120 species are suspected to be extinct since the 1980s.

McDonald's to have electric car charging stations? - Brian Roberts is still deciding whether to accuse McDonald's of blatantly pandering to the green consumer or applaud them for one of their most recent initiatives to open their "first green restaurant" with an electric car charging station in Cary, North Carolina.

Rep. Rick Kriseman's new green home (video) - State Rep. Rick Kriseman (D-53, St. Petersburg) gives a tour of his new green, LEED certified home.

New lighting technology seeks to revamp or replace incandescent bulbs- Energy efficiency bills will kill the incandescent light bulb. Or will they? Jessica McCormick reports on how some people are instead using this governmental push for efficiency to create more energy efficient lighting.

Future scenarios for post-recession America (poll) - Eric Stewart gives us possible future scenarios for our unsustainable economy that is so dependent on oil.

St. Petersburg College now offers a Bachelor's Degree in Sustainability Management- Joshua Poll tells us about the new "green" degree offered at St. Petersburg College.

USF Botanical Gardens to hold its annual Tropical Plant Fair this weekend - Michelle Schenck tells how to spend and afternoon this weekend in the botanical gardens at USF and enjoy the Tropical Plant Fair.

Green your next event using these simple tips - Jack B. gives these five steps to help your event be less wasteful and more sustainable.

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 last week:

Celebrating Independence Day or creating environmental disaster? - Kelly Rothwell looks at the littered aftermath of Fourth of July celebrations and wonder why, instead of giving back in celebration of their freedom, people decide to light off fireworks, leaving mass amounts of debris in the water and on the beach.

Local Food: Dinner in, and from, the garden at Gateway Organic Farm - Chef Gui Alinat gives information about Gateway Organic Farm's next "Dinner in the Garden" event, an incredible local foods experience featuring nine Bay area chefs.

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