The Green Community week in review: Plastic-free February, antibiotics overuse in farm animals, agave as biofuel and more

What’s the buzz on the latest issues in the Green Community? Check out what you may have missed last week:

EarthTalk: Reducing global population pressures - Global population numbers continue to rise, as does the poverty, suffering and environmental degradation that goes with it. Has the U.S., under Obama, increased or at least restored its family planning aid to developing countries that was cut when the Bush Administration first took office?

REHAB sustainability presentation at The Roosevelt 2.0 (video) - The presentation covered the group's projects, including the Earthship Florida and The Roosevelt building itself, and ways to make Tampa Bay more sustainable.

Local officials meet for grand opening of Tampa's streetcar extension - Tampa streetcar now extends into downtown with a new station at Whiting and Franklin streets.

Four-part permaculture course at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve begins this Saturday, February 5th - Whether a gardening expert or newbie, everyone will gain something from these educational workshops that will educate participants on this method of organic gardening that encourages planting species that will work with the surrounding ecosystem to produce more, consume less, and help neighboring plants thrive without the use of chemical fertilizers.

10/100/1000 Challenge: Great green ideas for Tampa Bay - These are just some of the numerous hopefuls with great ideas to make Tampa Bay a better place to live who need your votes to see their ideas come to fruition.