environmentalism

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A Northeast Florida environmental group wants to know what’s happened to millions of dollars in a trust fund earmarked for planting and maintaining trees in Duval County. Voters approved the trust fund 15 years ago.

The Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida filed a lawsuit Monday morning seeking an accounting of how that money has been spent.

Public Trust Executive Director Andy Miller says recent figures haven’t added up.

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Despite a recent case of flesh-eating bacteria in the St. Johns River, the seventh annual State of the River report shows reason for optimism.

Meredith Fordham Hughes / JAXPORT

Florida environmental advocates say the Jacksonville Port Authority and its consultant have refused to release key information about a study that is often used to bolster efforts to dredge the St. Johns River.

Lawmakers recently settled on a $77 billion budget this year, but with very little money set aside for the state’s land conservation program. Environmentalists said it’s a perfect example of why a constitutional amendment ensuring funding each year is needed.

Vernon Stephens, Hogan's Creek, and One Spark are in the headlines today.

City of Jacksonville

Mayor Alvin Brown has named a group of high-profile business leaders—and one strong environmental voice—to the new task force looking at a proposed deep dredge of the St. Johns River channel.

City of Jacksonville

City officials and environmental advocates have partnered for an annual event they hope will drive residents to give back to their community by cleaning up the St. Johns River.

Courtesy Northeast Florida Green Chamber

Going green isn't just for environmentalists anymore.

The move toward sustainability, increasingly, has a strong business case.

That's the idea behind the Northeast Florida Green Chamber, a local chapter of the Green Chamber of the South.

"We are creating a forum for business owners who share an interest in sustainability and social responsibility," says chairperson Helen Rake.