Tracking Quality of Life: The JCCI Quality of Life Progress Report
Since 1985, JCCI has been developing a system to track indicators of the quality of life in Jacksonville, Fla. and surrounding communities. Tracking both positive and negative trends, this "community progress report" provides an ongoing analysis of the region. The annual report also helps monitor the effectiveness of solutions proposed by JCCI's studies and other initiatives.
The Quality of Life Progress Report measures over 100 indicators in nine areas, or elements, of the quality of life in Jacksonville, including education, economy, natural environment, social environment, arts and culture, health,…
Loan Programs for Renewables and Efficiency
Florida - Orlando Utilities Commission - Residential Solar Loan Program
Last DSIRE Review: 02/03/2009
Residential Energy Conservation Loan Programs. The electric utility loans money to the consumer, who buys energy saving home improvements, lowers the electric bill, and pays the loan back in the electric bill. The consumer gets a home improvement for no out of pocket expense, the utility does not have to build new generating capacity, and global climate change is reduced.
Florida - City of Tallahassee Utilities - Efficiency and Solar Water-Heating Loans
Applicable Sectors: Residential
The City of Tallahassee Utilities offers loans with an interest rate of 5% for 25 different energy-saving measures, including but not limited to solar water-heating systems, refrigerators, electric central air conditioning units, natural…
Computer Recycling Program Collects 85 Tons in 2008!
by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.
Students In Training is a community based program established in Salisbury, North Carolina, that allows upper elementary, middle school, high school, and university students to learn about computers under the supervision of certified professionals. Working in donated space after normal school hours, under the mentorship of community volunteers and some paid staff, the students collect or are given discarded computers which are reused or torn apart and the components reused or recycled.
During 2008, the program collected more than 85 tons (up from 45 tons in 2007) of computers, printers, and accessories such as wireless routers, hubs, printers,…