Thursday, July 30, 2009


Sorry I forgot to update about Tuesday!

On Tuesday we all worked on our personal projects individualy!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Schedules for both Orlando conferences

Farm to Fuel Conference - THIS THURSDAY!

Department of Environmental Protection - NEXT TUEDSDAY!

Public Meeting on Florida’s New 75% Recycling Goal
Orlando City Hall, Council Chambers
400 South Orange Avenue
August 4, 2009
1:00pm – 5:00pm
The purpose of this meeting is to solicit feedback regarding DEP’s preliminary recommendations for implementing the 75% statewide recycling goal. Those recommendations will be available for public review no later than July 21 via the web site at the bottom of this page.
1:00pm Welcome and Introductions
Mary Jean Yon, Director, DEP Division of Waste Management
1:15pm Overview of DEP’s Preliminary Recommendations
Ron Henricks, DEP Recycling Program
1:45pm Public Comments and Open Discussion - on issues related to the above presentation and any other aspects of the new recycling goal statute (which is printed on the other side of this agenda)
5:00pm Adjourn meeting

Attendees who wish to speak will be asked to fill out a speaker card showing name and affiliation. Attendees and other interested parties are also invited to provide comments via DEP’s web forum at
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
Bob Martinez Center 2600 Blair Stone Road Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400
Charlie Crist
Jeff Kottkamp Lt. Governor
Michael W. Sole

Friday, July 24, 2009


Toured UF's Biofuel facility
Taylor finished filling pots for Ryan's "Urban Pot Garden"
Lowe's trip for supplies!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Activities: Wednesday 7/22/09

  • Interns worked on weeding energy and algae gardens
  • Also worked on their individual projects.
-Divik Schueller-

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

DEP 75% recylcing goal public meeting

This is the agenda for the DEP 75% recycling goal public meeting on August 4th. Look it over and let me know who would like to go.


Farm to Fuel Agenda

Here is a link to the 2009 Farm to Fuel Agenda. Take a look at it before we head down there next week.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday July 21st

Today we worked on individual projects until 1:50 pm when we left for the Landfill field trip.
At the Landfill we were met by Ron Bishop and he gave us a tour of the closed facility.
We were able to go atop the "hill" itself and had an explanation on how the landfill is lined from the top and bottom and how they capture the gas through a slit between the two liners. The also have water pump system on the top and bottom of the garbage pile. The top of the garbage is where they pump in the water and the bottom to collect the water that they then seperate into concentrate (that will be re-pumped into the garbage) and a water that is high in ammonia that they are going to pump on top of the hill itself.
Ron Bishop also showed us where they burn off the methane.

At the end of the day we did a bit more work on our individual projects and discussed field trips that are posted on the calendar. We decided that we will postpone our individual project presentations until we have done more work on them.