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Sustainable Tallahassee is dedicated to promoting environmental, economic, and social sustainability through education and collaboration.  Our work was initiated by a grant from the Knight Foundation, and is continued by membership dues, renewals, and private donations.






* Mark your calendar! * * Our Next Green Drinks * * August 27, 2014 *

Sustainable Tallahassee Announces
Executive Director Position Available!

“Sustainable Tallahassee, a non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting environmental, economic, and social sustainability through education and collaboration, is seeking to hire a part-time executive director.  The executive director’s responsibilities include advising the organization’s Board of Directors, serving as a liaison to Leon County, the City of Tallahassee, and the public, developing and supervising projects, managing contracts, attending organization functions, promoting member involvement, overseeing fund raising activities, and performing the general administrative duties of the organization.  For a detailed job description click HERE.  Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Sustainable Tallahassee at admin@sustainabletallahassee.org. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2014.”

This is an exciting announcement for Sustainable Tallahassee because for the past three years we have operated as an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff.  We are deeply indebted to Stew Parsons, who has served as our part-time Executive Director - strictly as a volunteer – for those three years.  And we are indebted to our members:  your support has increased our community recognition to the point that we now have the ability for a paid executive director.

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Join us at Green Drinks on Wednesday August 27

The Creature from the Black Lagoon - who everyone knows resides at Wakulla Springs - is scratching his head over what is causing the water problems at the Springs.

 

Come to hear John Buss, Manager of Water Resources Engineering for the City of Tallahassee, who will shed some light on the connections between our activities on the land surface and the groundwater impacts at Wakulla Springs.  Specifically, he will discuss the nutrient sources impacting Wakulla Springs as well as remedial measures that have been implemented and what remaining steps are needed to protect the Springs.

When and Where? Wednesday, August 27, 5:30, Midtown Pass. More HERE.

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What Do We Do?

Advocate and Promote Protecting and Preserving our Water Resources

Promote Local Food

Promote Reduction of Waste

Promote Alternative Transportation

Promote Renewable Energy

How?  By developing partnerships with existing organizations, local government, businesses, and citizens, and by offering opportunities to learn about why and how we can create a sustainable community that enhances our quality of life and promotes economic development.   Working together we can assure the sustainability of our community so that our children and grandchildren have the same healthy environment and quality of life that we expect for ourselves.  

Doing what?  Our initiatives now and for the coming year include (1) a major promotion of local food, (2) expanding commercial recycling, (3) promoting bus, bicycle, and other alternative transportation, (4) exploring ways to increase solar projects, and (5) doing some big Community Carbon Fund projects.  Now is the planning phase for a big year ahead!

How can YOU participate?

Let us know of your interest by emailing us at admin@SustainableTallahassee.org, or talk to any Board Member or Committee Chair, or call us at 597-9836.

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Extension Agent Position Available in Tallahassee

IFAS in Leon County has an opening for Sustainable Agriculture and Community Food Systems Extension Agent I, II, III, or IV.  Here is the link for a job description and how to apply:   http://personnel.ifas.ufl.edu/0002-9010%20Leon%20Sust%20Ag.pdf

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  Upcoming Events!

Click on an Event below or check our Calendar (above) for more!

August 21, 2014 12:00 PM • Genesis Group, 2507 Callaway Road, Tallahassee
August 23, 2014 10:00 AM • Railroad Square Art Park, 617 Industrial Drive
August 23, 2014 6:30 PM • Wakulla One-Stop Community Center, 318 Shadeville Highway, Crawfordville (near Trice Lane)
August 24, 2014 • Apply by email to: admin@SustainableTallahassee.org
August 26, 2014 10:00 AM • Railroad Square Art Park, 617 Industrial Drive

We want to include community sustainability events on our calendar!
Click HERE for details and email to: calendar@sustainabletallahassee.org 


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Local Seasonal Foods
by Anthony Gaudio, Sustainable Tallahassee's President

Ben Boyter and his dad, New Leaf Board member Hugh Boyter, brought me some fresh caught gulf red grouper after a recent fishing trip. I prepared it with veggies from my garden and with those purchased at the Frenchtown Heritage Market from Ed Duffy and Blake Cantor from Owen River Farms.  The market is open every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the corner of Macomb and Georgia Streets and features local grown, mostly organic vegetables, fish, eggs, honey, and meats.

If you have a favorite seasonal recipe that you would like to see used in this series, email me at anthony@gaudioenterprises.com."          
                         
Anthony Gaudio

Get Anthony's recipe for Grouper atop Sautéed Veggies, or see all of his seasonal recipe contributions HERE.

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Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Campaign


Sustainable Tallahassee has signed the Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration because we value our waters and know that water is our state’s most precious - and most vulnerable - resource. 

  

The Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Campaign is a . . .“collaborative effort driven by dozens of civic and environmental organizations from around the state. We are coming together to create a force for change – a change in the water policies of the state of Florida. By sharing ideas and resources across stakeholder lines and watersheds, we will be stronger – stronger together to command our right to clean water.”

Both organizations and individuals can sign the declaration.  Clean water is essential for our health, our environment, our economy, 
our children - for us all and our future.  For more information: http://www.wewantcleanwater.com/.


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