Best of the Blogs: Being Better

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 7-25-14
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

Florida Utilities’ Energy Efficiency Goals are Weak
By Natalie Mims
CleanEnergy Footprints
Today is day three of the energy efficiency goal-setting proceeding in Florida.

Friends of the Everglades requests Whole Foods to stop purchases of sugar produced in Florida
By Gimleteye
Eye On Miami
Today the Palm Beach Post reported on the request to Whole Foods by Friends of the Everglades to stop purchases of sugar produced in Florida because Florida sugar violates Whole Foods’ core values.

Small Business view: Elected leaders should get in the act of helping businesses do better by being better
By Ricardo McQueen
The Florida Squeeze
I have more than a decade of experience running a small business that provides health and safety audits, training, food industry certifications, and compliance assistance for hospitality, medical and environmental businesses.

The Beginning of the End for Marriage Discrimination in Florida
By Howard Simon
Blog Of Rights
Prompted by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the ACLU’s case on behalf of Edie Windsor that struck down the heart of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law prohibiting the federal government from recognizing marriages of same-sex couples, more than 20 courts have issued rulings against similar state prohibitions.

Rick Scott’s Invested In Not Being A “Scientist”
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
As he said when asked for his views on climate change and what to do about it, Rick Scott responded by saying he’s “not a scientist.”