Going for the Green: USF Class Presents Environmental Recommendations to Clearwater
CLEARWATER - A University of South Florida graduate-level environmental class will present recommendations to the City Council on how Clearwater can become more "green-friendly" and sustainable. The presentation will be Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., at City Hall Chambers, 112 S. Osceola Ave. The USF (Tampa campus) offered this course as part of its Master's program for the Fall 2007 semester, and it uses the City of Clearwater's environmental practices and sustainability as a case study. The course focused on community-based research for prolonging urban development.
Fourteen students completed the graduate-level Masters course, entitled "Going for the Green: Enhancing Environmental Sustainability in Clearwater." The final report includes student perspectives on how Clearwater implements green practices and initiatives, along with what advances can be made.
The students addressed many of the issues associated with the U.S. Council of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, recently signed by the City of Clearwater. Areas of study included conservation, transportation, environmental, energy, "green" building codes, education, recycling, solar power, etc.
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