Salon Urban Cholesterol – January 17

A multimedia DASS Salon to address critical issues downtown Miami residents confront daily: traffic congestion, walkability, and other urban cholesterol symptoms, and how to fix them. The Panelists:   Victor Dover is the author of the influential book STREET DESIGN: the Secret to Great Cities and Towns. He is cofounder of Dover, Kohl & Partners

Historic Resources as Green Infrastructure

Miami Beach’s Art Deco district is a testament to the benefits (and beauty) of historic preservation. At the same time, increasing flooding events is forcing Miami Beach to address climate change and sustainability in a way that many cities aren’t. On Sunday, January 14, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., the The Wolfsonian-Florida International University campus on

DEEP SEE – An Art Awakening for the Sea @ Art Miami

Join the U.S. Green Building Council Miami Branch at Art Miami for DEEP SEE – An Art Awakening for the Sea. Conceived by artist Tina Spiro and developed by the MiART Foundation, the DEEP SEE project seeks to leverage the power of art as a means of communication to heighten awareness about and showcase solutions

#ShareATree with the Arbor Day Foundation & NBCUniversal

I love this idea!  #ShareATree on social media and the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with NBCUniversal, will plant 25,000 trees in hurricane-devastated areas of Texas and Florida. (What about Puerto Rico?) Spread the word to plant trees There are 4 images to choose from, each with a different fact about the benefits of trees. Share the

Green Drinks Miami at the Miami Seaquarium – December 7

Join GreenDrinks.org for Green Drinks on Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 PM at Miami Seaquarium! Theme: The Marine Urban Ecology of Miami: Resilience, Adaptation, Conservation, and Restoration During this month’s Green Drinks we will be collaborating with Rescue a Reef Program, Shark Research at University of Miami and The Coral Reef Futures Lab to feature

Volunteer EcoAction Days in December

Connect with nature and get down and dirty at one of our monthly volunteer days! Join our naturalists in restoring the park and its natural areas with projects that include weed/invasive exotic vegetation removal, planting, mulching, and garbage clean-up. This program meets at the park Nature Center; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellent, work

Compost Happens! Free Workshop Saturday, July 8

Home composting of yard waste and select kitchen waste takes materials that could wind up in a landfill and converts it into compost, a useful product for our South Florida gardens. It also avoids the energy and carbon emissions associated with transportation of this material to a centralized final disposal site. Anything that was a plant can

Rain Barrel Workshop – Saturday, June 3

DESCRIPTION: Come learn how harvesting rainwater can help reduce pollution from stormwater runoff and provide a supply of free, non-chlorinated, pH-neutral water for your garden, prize orchids, potted plants, and much more! The workshop is free to attend and recycled plastic 60-gallon food-grade drums (rain barrels) are available for purchase at $40.00 each. You may

Live in Central Miami-Dade and want to go solar?

Have you considered installing solar panels on your home, but concerned about the upfront costs? Here’s an idea: solar co-ops. Florida Solar United Neighborhoods (FLSUN) is helping homeowners throughout the state form community solar cooperatives to benefit from bulk purchase discounts for solar panels. Neighbors across the Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, City of Miami west to