The Green Community week in review: Florida's first all-EV dealer in St. Pete, Earthship Florida, interview with Sweetwater Farm's Rick Martinez and more

[image-1] - Wednesday, January 26 - The Roosevelt 2.0 in Ybor invites the community to celebrate the launch of R.E.H.A.B. -- an free event that looks at five innovative and sustainable living concepts.

Looking for a "green" degree? Search the Green Degree Directory - A site that offers easy to use search filters to help you further your education, listing everything from higher level degrees to certification courses in a variety of fields in over 30 countries.

MOSI's Science Cafe: "Supplying Our Energy Addiction" - Friday, January 21 - The Science Cafe is welcoming guest speaker Dr. Yogi Goswami, Co-Director of the Clean Energy Research Center at USF, who will discuss our energy situation, advances in alternative energy, and how much it’s going to cost. Free event.

The Suncoast Surfrider Foundation's 2011 kickoff beach party at The Postcard Inn - Saturday, January 22 - The Postcard Inn is hosting happy hour from 6-7 p.m., followed by live music from Austin Piazza, Localism, and Tribal Style. Tons of prizes and live drawings featuring raffle/auction items.

The Earthship Florida Project (video) - Bryan Roberts of Eco-Tech Construction discusses how it all works and answers questions.

Tampa Bay communities join together for a regional showing of eco-film Home - “Green” organizations from all over Tampa Bay are joining together in solidarity to show their love for the Earth. Be a part by attending the Tampa Bay-wide showing of the breathtaking film Home by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

EarthTalk: "Greening up" professional sports - In just the last few years, all of the major professional North American sports leagues have made strides in greening their operations.

Bringing the city up to par: The 5th Annual Tampa Clean City Day Golf Tournament - All proceeds go towards Tampa’s 5th Annual Clean City Day, a citywide initiative to be held on March 12, 2011. The Clean City Day will be primarily a volunteer effort from the residents of the City of Tampa to dedicate the day to cleaning up Tampa.

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 last week:

An Inconvenient Truth presentation at SPC: Wednesday, February 9 - Adrian Brunari, personally trained by Vice President Al Gore and charter member of The Climate Project, will present the updated information as seen in the Academy Award winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

EarthTalk: 75% of world's fisheries are overexploited or significantly depleted - Although 75 percent of the world’s fisheries are now either overexploited, fully exploited, significantly depleted or recovering from overexploitation, many governments continue to provide huge subsidies -­ about $20 billion annually -­ to their fishing sectors.

St. Pete welcomes Suncoast Electric Vehicles, Florida's first all-electric car dealership - They're not only the first all-electric car dealership in the Tampa Bay area, but also first in the state.

Interview with Sweetwater Organic Farm founder Rick Martinez (video) - Martinez talks about the CSA farm, activities, workshops and the zoning issues they're facing.


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