Greening Your Fourth of July Celebration

Originally posted on US GreenBrokers:

Ok, I have to admit I don’t think it’s possible to green fireworks displays.  Not only do the fireworks emit noxious smells (probably loaded with toxic chemicals too) but I always find the remnants of all my neighbors’ personal fireworks in the street and my yard.  I won’t even go into my thought about all the poor animals forced to endure the 4th, but anyone with pets already knows.  So, what’s left to green then?

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Nominate A Florida Builder Or Developer For The ENVY Award!

Do you know a green builder or developer in Florida who has done an outstanding job of creating an environmentally sensitive project?  Nominate him/her for a prestigious award that will let everyone know about his/her efforts for our environment. Every year for more than 20 years the Florida Realtors® have recognized the top commercial or residential environmental builder or developer who shows that responsible growth and protecting our environment can go hand in hand.  The award is popularly known as the “ENVY” Award.    Continue reading

No Sales Tax on Hurricane Preparedness Items in Florida!

Beginning tomorrow, May 31, 2014 Floridians will have the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season by purchasing qualified hurricane preparedness items without the added sales tax.  “The sales tax holiday is great way for retailers to help raise awareness of the need to be prepared, while delivering tax savings for our residents,” says Rick McAllister, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation. Continue reading