The Green Community week in review: Gulf oil spill, pesticide toxins on your food, green jobs in Florida and more

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

On the Radar: Sweetwater Organic Farm's Pesto Festo and Sea Grapes Wine and Food Festival at the Florida Aquarium

See The Cove screening with star Richard O' Barry at Muvico BayWalk - See the Oscar Award winning documentary that exposed the slaughtering of countless dolphins and exposed the ecological crimes taking place in Taiji, Japan, at the Muvico Theater in BayWalk on Wednesday, May 5th.

USF Students to listen to and discuss light rail proposal in Hillsborough County - Tuesday night commissioner Sharpe, along with HART CEO David Armijo and TBARTA Chairman Ronnie Duncan will speak at a forum designated for USF students to learn more about the proposal

Gulf oil spill update: Now covering more than 1800 square miles - The current problems are not being able to shut off the well — located 5,000 feet below the water's surface — and the huge cleanup task at hand.

- If you believe and put new eco-conscious habits into action, then anything you dream of can be accomplished. Reminder: Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is becoming green – baby steps.

Images from NASA satellite of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill - The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to leak over 42,000 gallons — about 1,000 barrels — of oil per day. As of late Monday, the sheen measured about 80 miles by 42 miles and was 36 miles offshore.

St. Petersburg College named "Outstanding Business of the Year" by U.S. Green Building Council chapter - The college began to cement its environmental reputation in late 2008. Since that time, it has opened two of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the Tampa Bay area.

DIY countertop and freezer composting (video) - Ask Umbra from has some great tips on countertop and freezer (yes, freezer) composting methods and what you can do with that mini compost pile when it's ripe (in more ways than one) for the planting.