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Patriot Gardens | Plant a Seed, Change the Law

Tue, 02/26/2013 - 09:39 -- rprice

We grow dozens of vegetables organically in our front yard in Orlando (read more about why we planted our Patriot Garden). But in November, the city—which aspires to be the “Greenest City in America”—notified us that our harmless garden violates city code, and we have to tear it up and replace it with grass…or face fines of $500 a day. All we want to do is use our property peacefully to grow our own food. The Constitution protects our property rights from arbitrary invasions like this. Help us tell our leaders “Hands off our food!” by planting your own Patriot Garden in your front yard.

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CUGIR

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 14:50 -- rprice

CUGIR is an active online repository in the National Spatial Data Clearinghouse program. CUGIR provides geospatial data and metadata for New York State, with special emphasis on those natural features relevant to agriculture, ecology, natural resources, and human-environment interactions. In order to provide the best possible access to geospatial data for New York State, CUGIR coordinates its activities with those of the New York State GIS Clearinghouse.

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Mayor Dyer helps OUC, ESA Renewables install solar panels on city facility - Orlando Business Journal

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 09:10 -- rprice

Dyer worked alongside the construction team of ESA Renewables LLC to mount solar panels on the roof of the city's Fleet Management Division building. The project, financed by ESA, is estimated to save the city $800,000 worth of energy expenses over its 25-year life

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Florida senator plants idea to grow fund for startups - Orlando Business Journal

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 09:13 -- rprice

A South Florida lawmaker wants the state to add $30 million to a dwindling seed fund to help startup companies grow to the next level by financing their product testing.

The fund is intended to commercialize research projects at universities and research institutions, like the one by nSolgel LLC, a company co-founded by Sudipta Seal, director of the University of Central Florida NanoScience Technology Center. Seal has been researching whether he could make building material from the ash collected from the burning of coal to generate power.

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Florida senator plants idea to grow fund for startups - Orlando Business Journal

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 09:13 -- rprice

A South Florida lawmaker wants the state to add $30 million to a dwindling seed fund to help startup companies grow to the next level by financing their product testing.

The fund is intended to commercialize research projects at universities and research institutions, like the one by nSolgel LLC, a company co-founded by Sudipta Seal, director of the University of Central Florida NanoScience Technology Center. Seal has been researching whether he could make building material from the ash collected from the burning of coal to generate power.

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Mayor Dyer highlights Orlando’s green initiatives - Orlando Business Journal

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 08:42 -- rprice

Some of those goals include developing a green building code to encourage developers to meet green standards, continuing to invest in mass transit such as SunRail, creating more green jobs by reinforcing Orlando’s designation as a Solar America City and more.

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footprintpodcast

Welcome to Your New Government – Next American City

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 15:24 -- rprice

Built out of the organizing structure of churches, unions and block associations, CDCs were envisioned as a way for citizens to have direct control over their neighborhoods while leveraging the tools of government and business. Since 1967, the first CDC, now called the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, has constructed or renovated 2,200 housing units and helped bring more than $475 million in investments to central Brooklyn. Meanwhile, the East Los Angeles Community Union formed in 1968 and was also funded through the Kennedy-Javits legislation.

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Building Energy.gov without Views.

Thu, 05/03/2012 - 10:50 -- rprice

In the end, one argument against using Views for our content queries overrode all others: we wanted our client to use Views. Our client had specified that once they received the sites, their own developers would be using Views to build blocks and pages themselves. We knew that if we worked in Views for our own work, the Views we created would eventually be exposed to them, which leads to possibilities of regression and error. We wanted our core querying functionality to continue to function without concern that it might be tampered with.

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'Aunt Bertha' site helps those in need find aid

Thu, 04/12/2012 - 14:40 -- rprice

Right now, Aunt Bertha consists of Gray, two part-time employees and the crowdsourced knowledge of users who can report incorrect information or add programs that aren't listed (which are then verified by Gray or a staffer). Currently, the site also offers live chats if someone is navigating the site and can't find what he's looking for, something Gray says he'll do for as long as he and his small staff are able as the site grows.

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