Environment

Alachua County Recycling Efforts Persevere Despite Declining Market

Alachua County had an overall recycling rate of 68% in 2018, ranking third-highest in Florida. But Klugh said the public waste department must continue to educate residents about what should and should not be recycled – especially since the market for recyclables is down.

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Gainesville Gardener’s Seed Saving Program Represents Step In Fighting Climate Change

The Gainesville City Commission this fall declared a climate state of emergency — a largely symbolic move with little municipal heft behind it compared to the actions the federal government could take if motivated and mobilized — but some city residents do feel a sense of urgency to take steps toward combating climate change.

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Environmentalists Debate Energy Market Changes

The initiative, Florida Changes to Energy Market Initiative, has divided environmentalists by proposing a deregulated, competitive market for electric power. If approved, it would allow all Florida residents to generate, use and sell their own electric power, creating more opportunities for solar power usage.

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