Troubled Waters. Connections and Consequences | StJohnsRiverKeeper
All of Florida’s water is connected, and so are the forces that are overusing and polluting them. The only parts of the water picture in Florida that are not connected are the wishes of the citizens to the actions of the State’s leaders. In “Troubled Waters: Connections and Consequences,” we find out how the St. Johns River, its springs and its tributaries are a bellwether for the health and future of Florida’s economy and the consequences we will all face if we don’t change the way we treat our Troubled Waters.
Watch the video. What is happening to the St. Johns River is emblematic of the water quality and supply challenges we are facing throughout Florida, highlighting the significant pollution problems that exist and the impending water crisis that we face.
What do you think? What water supply issues do you have in your local community? How local authorities are managing water supplies?
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The largest U.S. solar panel installer is moving into sunbaked Florida’s residential market after voters last month rejected a utility-backed ballot measure that critics said would make going solar more expensive.SolarCity, a subsidiary of electric car maker Tesla Motors, said Thursday it is opening an operations center near Orlando and plans to spread into other areas of Florida.
Source: Tesla’s SolarCity to open Florida facility | Jacksonville News, Sports and Entertainment | jacksonville.com
Otamatea is an ecovillage situated about an hour from Auckland on New Zealand’s north island. The property is divided into 5 acre plots, with shared common land. They operate under an organic and sustainable principle, giving rise to natural buildings built from straw bale and timber, and which take into consideration architectural features such as passive solar design.
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The restart of Japan’s nuclear power reactors is “critical” to the success of the country’s energy policy, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). However, it says nuclear power can only be restored provided that the highest safety standards can be met and public trust regained.
Source: Reactor restarts pivotal to Japan’s energy policy, says IEA
Two people die after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hits New Zealand South Island, triggering a tsunami.
Source: New Zealand earthquake: Two dead following powerful tremor – BBC News
FrankandSansyShow: “Come with us as we travel across Costa Rica and see it like you’ve never seen it before. Full High Resolution 1080p, full HD stereo sound. Stunning wildlife, landscapes, towns and places”.
Watch this video that combines views from a big city with life in Costa Rica. Managing work and life is one of our big challenges.
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Sustainable Mobility. How Medellín, Colombia is using buses, subway, metro cable, and bikes to mobilize their population.
Video link: https://youtu.be/dI8F4J_24Z0
Medellín wins global award for its commitment to sustainable mobility
Medellín draws the attention of the world for its development of multimodal public transport. What began in November 1995 with the opening of Metro, became a firm intention of moving towards an innovative mobility that includes marginalized populations, gathers other transport systems and advance to be a sustainable city.
That was how after Metrocables, the escalators in the commune 13, the BRT system (Metroplús), the tram Ayacucho and public bike system EnCicla arrived to the city.
According to the organizers of the Mobiprize Award, “it was key to have made a joint application between several entities, which was a sign of good articulated mobility between different systems.” Besides the integration through the Civica card, the technological advances in railways and the social impact they have had on citizens also influenced the decision.
In a ceremony in New Delhi on March, 2016, Medellín will be publicly rewarded. A video that was used to compete for this honour and commits more the city to continue taking steps towards sustainable mobility will be shown.