The Green Community week in review: World's first solar-powered city, redesigning suburbia, green pledges and more

Tampa Bay Green Drinks event for green business networking- Tampa Bay Green Drinks is relaunching and their first networking event was held Wednesday, August 19 st the Roosevelt in Ybor.

Add “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle” to the original three R’s (reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic) - Tips to make the "back to school" process as environmentally friendly as possible.

Climate change, apathy, and a call to act- It just might not be part of our genetic makeup but it can definitely be placed under apathy, so it’s difficult for us to commit to change when the reasons for it may not be felt for decades.

Unplug your clothes dryer: Save energy, reduce carbon emissions- Air drying your clothes can reduce the average household’s carbon footprint by 2,400 pounds a year.

First solar-powered city in the world will be in Southwest Florida- The 17,000 acre city will consume less power than the FPL on-site solar facilities will produce, allowing it to become the first city on earth to be powered by by zero emission solar energy.

Greening Fido: the eco-friendly Orbee-Tuff dog toy- It’s made in the US from non-toxic recyclable materials. Natural oils are used to create flexibility so it’s easy for your pet to hold onto it. They’re infused with natural mint oil that your dog will love and they’re extremely bouncy.

Is it too late to save this planet? Plus green pledges to try to make a difference- Is it too late for us and our planet? If you think there's still hope if we mend our ways, you may want to subscribe to these green pledges for a healthier environment.

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:

Fixing sprawl and redesigning suburbia- Grant Rimbey CNU explores a possible strategy towards improving existing sprawl. Fixing the sprawl that we have, along with sprawl demolition and recycling, are strategies that could be employed in the future as a new green industry.

Nation’s largest solar facility to be in DeSoto County by next year- Florida Power and Light is currently building the nation’s largest photovoltaic plant in DeSoto County, a $173.5 million, 25 megawatt solar generating facility.

Fresh: New Thinking About What We're Eating screening - What's wrong with the mega-industrial food industry- Struggling small farms, problems with food safety rules and the mega-industrial food industry, and a film about all of the above.

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