Tags : First Coast Region

Balancing Development and Conservation on the First Coast

Overdevelopment is the new buzzword when it comes to advocacy on behalf of stopping the latest commercial or residential project. But is it really true? What are communities across the northeast Florida region doing to ensure we keep a healthy balance between urban development and nature? Talking with Flagler and St. Johns County leaders, including […]Read More

Is Clean Energy Good for Business?

As Floridians, we know the effects of climate change all too well. Each summer seems to break extreme heat records. We see reports of sports fans hospitalized for heat stress-related complications on scorching game days. Hurricane vulnerability continues to be an annual concern with our proximity to warming oceans. The good news is that on […]Read More

Ecotourism Flourishes Along the First Coast

First, let’s start with the definition. The International Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people and involves interpretation and education.” There’s been a lot of talk about “responsible travel” lately and the carbon footprint one leaves when flying across the country […]Read More

Helping Small to Medium-Sized Companies Make a Change for the

For many small- to medium-sized enterprises, managing ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) initiatives may be a lower priority than the day-to-day operation of their business. However, as ESG gains more visibility for investors and as the government begins to create more regulations around it, having a robust and efficient ESG monitoring and reporting system is […]Read More

The Face of PACE … Is It Right for Your

What IS it, and why should I consider the program?   The PACE Program: After the Great Recession, the PACE Program was funded by the private sector — and adopted on a case-by-case basis — by local governments modeling the national initiative. The Program enabled residential or commercial property owners — with challenges accessing capital […]Read More

Community Service Is Good Business

Junior Chamber and Waste Pro Team Up to Clean Up SR-100 and Flagler-Palm Coast High School Waste Pro and the Junior Chamber of Commerce partnered on a community cleanup at Flagler-Palm Coast High School (FPC) and SR-100. Approximately 20 volunteers separated into two teams to clean the right of way and sidewalks along SR-100 from […]Read More

Is Economic Growth Good for Our Communities?

Everybody talks about economic growth as a priority. Politicians cite growth statistics on the campaign trail, residents talk about the need for more retail options and better-paying jobs and businesses and developers look to capitalize on shifting demographics and population growth. It is acknowledged that economic development is a good thing in the abstract, but […]Read More

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