Bottled-Water Mania*

One definition of the word “mania” is “excessive or unreasonable enthusiasm.” I can think of no better word to describe America’s apparent love of anything bottled in plastic, but in particular, bottled water. (They also love plastic grocery bags.) See: https://verocommunique.com/2017/08/01/save-the-sea-go-plastic-free/ In 2015, Americans bought the equivalent of 1.7 billion half-liter bottles of water every … Continue reading Bottled-Water Mania*

A Hand UP for Hurricane Irma Survivors

Thousands of low-income families throughout the Treasure Coast are without food due to power outages in the area. To meet the needs of the community and continue to help vulnerable families, United Against Poverty’s Product Partners have committed, for immediate delivery, 25 truckloads of food to provide relief. Each truckload can feed 1,200 families. “Many … Continue reading A Hand UP for Hurricane Irma Survivors

This is Your Invitation to Attend an August 31, 2017 Eminent Speakers Forum about Indian River County FL’s South Beach, Lagoon and Barrier Island.

ON AUGUST 31, 2017 THE INDIAN RIVER COUNTY SOUTH BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION (SBPOA) IS CELEBRATING THEIR SILVER JUBILEE BY INVITING YOU TO THEIR EMINENT SPEAKERS FORUM. The South Beach Property Owners Association (SBPOA) does everything it can to protect the interests of its over 2,609 property owners.  The South Beach extends from the 17th … Continue reading This is Your Invitation to Attend an August 31, 2017 Eminent Speakers Forum about Indian River County FL’s South Beach, Lagoon and Barrier Island.

“Save the Sea, Go Plastic Free.”

INSPIRED BY CORAL GABLES, FL BECOMING THE FIRST CITY IN FLORIDA TO BAN THE USE OF SINGLE-USE CARRY OUT PLASTIC BAGS BY RETAILERS AND AT CITY SPECIAL EVENTS, MEGAN HOOTS, IS STARTING A MOVEMENT TO BAN PLASTIC BAGS IN VERO BEACH, FL'S 32960 AND 32963 ZIP CODES. Megan Hoots is Chairman of the Florida Young Democrats … Continue reading “Save the Sea, Go Plastic Free.”

Part Two: The Five Reporting Regions of the Indian River, FL Lagoon

THE 156-MILE LONG INDIAN RIVER LAGOON IS MADE UP OF FIVE MAJOR REGIONS.     The Indian River Lagoon (IRL) is being threatened.  "It is in a state of overall decline that threatens our environment, economy and quality of life. These challenges are complex. Symptoms include seagrass losses, wildlife deaths, the collapse of commercial shell … Continue reading Part Two: The Five Reporting Regions of the Indian River, FL Lagoon

Bill Britton: “Where Have all the Songbirds Gone?”

  Scarlet Tananger WHEN I WAS GROWING UP ON LONG ISLAND, IT WAS NOT UNCOMMON TO SEE COLORFUL SONGBIRDS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD: TANAGERS, ORIOLES, BUNTINGS, AND MORE. Later, as a Boy Scout, I recorded more than 50 local species for the birding merit badge. Over the years, these sightings diminished, as woodland and other natural habitats … Continue reading Bill Britton: “Where Have all the Songbirds Gone?”

Treasure Coast, FL Elementary School Has a Garden Club. Why Do You Need to Buy Fruits and Vegetables at Walmart?

TCES first grade and Garden Club teacher, Colette Murray, M. ed. with her Red Vine Spinach. RED VINE SPINACH IS RICH IN VITAMINS A AND C, IRON AND CALCIUM.  IT CONTAINS CERTAIN PHENOLIC PHYTOCHEMICALS AND HAS ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES.  Do you suppose Walmart sells Red Vine Spinach? Treasure Coast Elementary School (TCES) is a Title 1 school, with … Continue reading Treasure Coast, FL Elementary School Has a Garden Club. Why Do You Need to Buy Fruits and Vegetables at Walmart?