The Green Community week in review: Scrapping for the Arts, deepwater drilling resumes in the Gulf, Green Deals and more

[image-1] - The 16 wells allowed to proceed with drilling were functional before the Deepwater disaster and must comply with new safety rules, environmental reviews notwithstanding.

Seminole discussion on recycling, sustainability and organic gardening (videos) - This first video discusses organic gardening and the importance of minerals in our food relating to our health, and the second is an interview with Mary, the "Queen of Recycling."

Green job: Crew member for Vacs from the Sea expedition wanted! - Electrolux and the research organization 5 Gyres are heading out on a joint sea faring expedition, trawling the South Atlantic for plastic, and they’re inviting one devotee to join the expedition through the Beagle Channel to Valdivia, Chile as a part of the crew.

Tampa Clean City Day - Saturday March 12, 2011 - Volunteers are needed to help clean up designated areas of the city from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. that day. There will be a celebration with food, live entertainment and activities afterward at Raymond James Stadium from 12:30 - 3 p.m.

Green Deals: New deal-of-the-day site for the environmentally conscious - The site features daily deals from local and national online green companies. All participating companies meet Green America’s strict standards for social and environmental responsibility in their policies, practices, and products.

Don't throw away your junk! List it for free on, a materials exchange site for Tampa Bay - is an online, user driven materials exchange that allows residents and businesses to exchange items at no or low cost rather than tossing them into the trash

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:

EarthTalk: Time to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 - The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), enacted in 1976, is widely considered a failure. When enacted it enabled some 62,000 chemicals (many linked to hormonal, reproductive and immune problems, cancer and a plethora of environmental problems ) to escape testing. Another 22,000 untested chemicals — found in everything from cleaning and personal care products to furniture, building materials, electronics, food and drink containers, even kids’ toys — have come onto the market since.

Produce recalled in 16 states and Canada due to salmonella scare - After testing positive for salmonella in their curly parsley and cilantro, J&D Produce out of Texas is recalling those items as well as 18 additional vegetables and herbs that they distribute to 16 U.S. states and to parts of Canada.

Donate scrap metal to benefit the Tempus Projects' Scrapping for the Arts fundraiser - Tempus Projects is enthusiastic about this unique fundraiser, as it allows them to recycle and create funding without asking for cash donations.

Microblogging gone green: 10 must-see 'green' Tumblr sites - 10 environmental themed Tumblr accounts that you should follow.


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