The Year of the Anti-Environment

In 1972, Florida’s governor and legislature worked together to build the state’s modern growth management system. The Water Resources Act created the system  of regional water management districts and water use permitting. The Land Conservation Act set up a referendum … Continue reading

“Eyes of the future”?

As the Legislature wraps up this year’s session, we can see how they focused on short-term budget fixes and political positioning. It will have to be a future Legislature that will concentrate on Florida’s future needs, as Terry Tempest Williams … Continue reading

“The Big Thirst”

Charles Fishman, senior writer for Fast Company magazine, expanded a story about Wal-Mart into his first book “The Wal-Mart Effect.”  His 2007 story about bottled water led him to write his second book: The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and … Continue reading