The Green Community week in review: USF's new School of Global Sustainability, building a 'Triple Bottom Line' economy, turning office paper into toilet paper and more

Go green on Super Bowl Sunday - A typical party of thirty guests can create 80 pounds of waste! Here are some tips to entertain in a more environmentally friendly way.

Featured green site: Green Maven- The green search engine - It's like Google for green, bringing together the best of anything and everything eco-friendly, right at your fingertips.

Local environmental entrepreneurs take their case to Washington - But their journey comes when the tide may be turning against a cap-and-trade bill in Congress.

Living with artists: Behind the scenes of the Re:Create show at The Roosevelt - Living with these guys gives me a VIP pass to explore my inner curiosities.

Reflections on the State of the Union's clean energy initiatives (video) - Passing comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation not only can create thousands of new jobs here in Florida, but can also help us to rebuild our economy, strengthen our national security and leave a cleaner and healthier planet to future generations.

USF launches the nation's first School of Global Sustainability, holding inaugural conference next week (2/11-12) - The University of South Florida's School of Global Sustainability is set to be the first of its kind in the nation and kicks off with a two-day conference, featuring some of the world’s leading researchers in climate change, the environment and health in a series of discussions on the future of the planet and its inhabitants.

Local eco-friendly fashion outfitter chosen for the "Go Green Fashion Show" in Miami for Super Bowl festivities this weekend - Linda Taylor, Clearwater resident, CL Green contributor and owner of 'It's Our Nature: Healthy Wear for People Who Care' (ION) has been chosen to to participate in the "Go Green Fashion Show" this weekend presented by the National MOM Squad Organization.

Sustainable treats for your sweet this Valentine's Day - Why not make it a little greener this year this year by purchasing (or making) more sustainable treats for your sweet? Go green and get creative this Valentine's Day!

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:

Building a 'Triple Bottom Line' economy with full spectrum employment - Consumption is down and so is the economy. Is the solution to get consumption back up? No, the solution is to move towards building a Triple Bottom Line economy with full spectrum employment.

Photo review: "Re:Create: The Art of Upcycle" at The Roosevelt Art Gallery - The Roosevelt Art Gallery hosted its grand opening exhibition, "Re:Create: The Art of Upcycle" this past Saturday, January 30th, beginning a series of public exhibitions demonstrating the process of converting their antique building into a sustainable art gallery and performance space under the heading “Project 3.0”.

Clearwater Mayor to speak at SPC on mass transit - Discussion of the mass transit issue has even greater consequence since President Obama announced last week that Florida would be the recipient of more than a billion dollars in federal funds to support the construction of a high speed rail line from Tampa to Orlando.

The US ranks a mediocre 61st in the Environmental Performance Index - Every other year the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is released at the World Economic Forum. It's a list of the greenest, cleanest nations (and the not-so-green) compiled by environmental experts from Yale and Columbia universities.

A revolutionary new machine that converts office paper into toilet paper (video) - A Japanese company has created the "White Goat", a machine that takes unwanted office paper and transforms it into toilet paper!

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