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The Florida Everglades

The Everglades play an important part in the water cycle of South Florida. (U.S. National Park Service)

Planet Forward Reporter | SUNY Purchase
Florida's population is growing — and so is its demand for water. What can the Sunshine State do to bolster its freshwater reserves and restore balance to its ecosystem?
Monarch butterfly
Florida International University
Following your dreams is a luxury that most people never get to experience. But Susette Onate, one young girl with a dream of protecting her local butterflies, not only lived her dreams, she saw them exceed her wildest imagination.
Florida

Rising tides in Florida threaten the safety and security of coastal residents (Ryan Loughlin/Upsplash.com)

Florida International University
Florida is in trouble. In the wake of overpopulation, mass flooding and indifference from the powers that be, we're asking all of you to hear our desperate S.O.S call.
Video by Chloe Sorvino and Cory Weinberg
Video by Chloe Sorvino and Cory Weinberg
Seas are projected to rise up to six feet this century, and Florida is right in the path of destruction. One student takes a personal look at what's being done right now.
Florida's Disappearing Coastline
Planet Forward, GWU School of Media and Public Affairs
Six feet of sea level rise isn't good for anyone, but it's especially bad for the beach.
Our video summarizes the innovative steps that Key West, FL and Portland, ME - 2 coastal cities - are employing in order to address the inevitability of sea level rise.
FIU's PerFORM[D]ance House combines the three ideas behind sustainability: economy, ecology and society. Relying on landscape elements, PerFORM[D]ance expands the built environment. The house reaches to the outside world, blending both efficiently... Read More
How, exactly, does the dancer react to the dance? In the case of PerFORM[D]ance House, the house dances at the whim of its inhabitants.
The FIU PerFORM[D]ance House is a truly sustainable Florida house. Powered entirely by the sun, the house performs in real time by sensing and responding to the external conditions of its environment and the internal conditions of its use.
Team Florida (USF, FSU, UF and UCF)
FLeX House is designed in a holistic way as a sustainable, pre-fabricated, maximized efficiency house prototype that can adapt easily to different site situations and plan configurations. FLeX House is a prefabricated net zero energy home prototype... Read More

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