June 2020 Contents

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Covid-19 Responses

COVID-19 Responses

A Spectrum of Responses

Some employers acted strategically to keep their employees engaged; others seem to have worried more about the bottom line.

Profile: The Motwani Family
Beach Breakout

The Motwani family's first venture in Florida landed them in a fix - but ultimately on a trajectory they've ridden from mom-and-pop motels to luxury hotel and condo towers.

Economic Backbone

Friendly Barriers

ECOncrete requires less energy to make and promotes healthy marine life.

A Lofty Goal

Hard Rock Stadium's CEO aims to eliminate single-use plastics from its operations.

Sustainability through Cleanliness

RGF makes mroe than 500 products to clean air, water and food, but COVID-19 is keeping it busy at the moment.

Sustainable Shopping

A year-old green chamber aims to make sustainability easy for its members.

'Green' Lettuce

Kalera's hydroponic lettuce farm makes growing predictable and sustainable.

Seeing Green

15 Northwest Florida lodging facilities commit to the state's green program.


Up Front
Adapting to change

I have been impressed with how well our staff has acclimated to the current work-from-home environment.

Ed Massey

"I always had a feeling that we could do more."  

Editor's Page

The saga of the Rodman Dam will enter its 50th year in a few months.

Higher Education

Orlando's UCF/Valencia downtown campus

Out of the Ivory Tower

Orlando's new UCF/Valencia downtown campus is at the leading edge of a trend that's seen universities become community economic engines.

Daytime Anchor

USF's med school is a vital piece of Jeff Vinik's remake of downtown Tampa.

New President UCF
Alexander Cartwright

New President USF
Steven Curral

Steady Hand

UCF's interim President Thad Seymour steered the school through a series of crises before making way for its new president.

Around the State

Prepared for Remote Learning

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho made investments in technology a priority.

Viva Del Ray

Former golf course makes way for new homes.

Pandemic Problemsolving

How businesses are coping during the coronavirus pandemic.

Pen Pal

A doctor's appointment incident inspires a pen sanitation device.

Covering for a Mask Shortage

UF Health develops an alternative for N95 masks

High-Wire Act

Gulf Power launches a program that uses drones to inspect power lines.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Florida panthers, skunks and primates among 1st to get vaccinated against COVID at ZooTampa
Florida panthers, skunks and primates among 1st to get vaccinated against COVID at ZooTampa

The push for protection against COVID-19 is moving past humans and into the animal world. From lions and tigers in Washington, D.C., to gorillas in Atlanta and a ferret in South Florida, several animals across the country have tested positive for the virus. ZooTampa at Lowry Park says it hasn't had any animals test positive but is getting ahead of the game by beginning to vaccinate animals that have been identified as most susceptible to COVID.


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Ballot Box

Florida Senator Jeff Brandes is proposing a bill for a new bird to replace the current state bird - the mockingbird. What type of bird do you think would be a better replacement?

  • Osprey
  • None - keep the mockingbird
  • Red-shouldered hawk
  • Flamingo
  • Brown pelican
  • Ibis
  • Great blue heron
  • Scrub-jay
  • Roseate spoonbill
  • Other (Please share your comments in the comment section below)

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