Sustainable Tallahassee

Tom Flanigan

Leon County marked Arbor Day on Saturday, Jan. 25 with a community tree-planting at Martha Wellman Park. Volunteers planted hundreds of trees around the park’s large pond.

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Leon County, the city and The Council of Neighborhood Associations want local neighborhoods to sign up for an annual Recognition Program.

Leon County

The yearly “Trash Dash” in support of Sustainable Tallahassee happens this Saturday (10/28) on one of the Southeast’s best cross-country courses. Advance registration for the event is already well ahead of previous years.

Tallahassee Kicks Off Sustainability Conference

Mar 22, 2016
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Community leaders, researchers and business owners are converging on Tallahassee this week for a conference on sustainable living.

Leon Carbon Fund Wins Statewide Recognition

Oct 8, 2015
Sustainable Tallahassee

One of Tallahassee’s sustainable initiatives has picked up statewide recognition.  Sustainable Tallahassee’s Debbie Gibson says the honors came at the recent “Working on the Green Sustainable Summit” in Crystal River.

Talia Piloto

In an effort to increase healthy living, the Leon County Library is adding a new item to its shelves—seed packets. Anyone with a library card can check them out—and this time, there’s no due date.

A Tallahassee woman is determined to make the supermarket checkout question, “Paper or plastic?” a thing of the past.  

Although officially “retired”, Susan Hansen has kept busy pursuing many interests.

“I’m mainly a gardener and a baker but when I’m not out there I like  to sew.  I have a big family and several years back we all gathered  at the beach.  We have 12 grandkids and they were little.  And I  sewed some beach bags.  And maybe then when I got involved in  environmental issues I decided to make shopping bags.”

Perspectives: Community Carbon Fund

Mar 26, 2012

There’s a new financial motivator for more Tallahassee area businesses and organizations to make their buildings more energy efficient.  It’s the Community Carbon Fund, which has already helped Grace Mission Episcopal Church Pastor Amanda Nickles save big money on her church’s utility bill.  She’s joined by Debbie Gibson from Sustainable Tallahassee, Venus Childs from the City of Tallahassee Environmental Resource and Energy Policy Department and City Energy Services Auditor Lee Jones.