Energy Conservation

ITS AMAZING HOW MUCH WE CAN ACCOMPLISH Energy conservation refers to reducing energy through using less energy. Driving less is an example of energy conservation. Energy conservation differs from energy efficiency in that the goal of energy conservation is to avoid using the technologies that use energy wastefully altogether rather…

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Renewable Energy Technologies

Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are continually replenished such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. Florida Atlantic University’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) is currently collaborating with university and industry partners to research, fabricate and test promising hydro-kinetic…

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Focus on the region’s barrier islands: they host unique destinations & also provide frontline barriers for the mainland

Barrier islands protect the mainland coast of all of the counties in our region and are enormous economic engines. They are home to many people and provide recreation as parks, beaches and resorts. Many of these islands, like much of Miami Beach and the Keys were artificially created. These islands…

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Playground Shade

Provide shade devices for playgrounds to protect children from sunburn and increased risk of skin cancers. Even one blistering sunburn in childhood can increase the risk of developing skin cancer in adulthood. Many existing parks throughout the region should have shade devices added. Large tensile structures are a preferred approach.…

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Ports & Airports Coalition

An alliance of all international ports and airports in the region was suggested and initiated as part of the process of developing Seven50. Port Everglades, Port Miami, Port of Palm Beach and the Port of Fort Pierce should meet regularly and include the international airports of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm…

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Regional Initiatives

COALITIONS FOR THE FUTURE   Local & Regional Alignment of Planning Working Together on Climate Initiatives   EVERGLADES & WATERWAYS Water is a common feature, resource and concern throughout the seven counties. Our region’s relationship with water presents tremendous advantages and equally large challenges. The Seven50 vision and many of…

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