Don’t throw trash in our waterway. This is why.

You may have already seen this on social media – perhaps the most painful 8 minutes I’ve seen in a long time. It reminds me of the rough-toothed dolphin stranding in 2005, where I witnessed a dedicated veterinarian remove an old aluminium can from the stomach of a dolphin. And I do mean “old” –

Medina Aquarius Program at Florida International University

I had no idea that FIU had such a program until I stumbled across it on Google’s underwater street views. Views: Aquarius Reef Base, Florida Keys – United States of America by Google Maps According to FIU’s Aquarius website, The Medina Aquarius Program is dedicated to the study and preservation of marine ecosystems worldwide. As

Love to Dive? Love the Environment?

Coral Restoration Foundation has a voluntourism vacation just for you! Divers interested in aiding in reef restoration and participating in coral restoration and propagation can join marine scientists with Key Largo’s nonprofit Coral Restoration Foundation in an ongoing mission to preserve the coral reefs of the Florida Keys. Participants learn about environmental impacts on Florida’s

Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

Today is “World Oceans Day” and South Florida is celebrating. It’s no wonder given that we are surrounded by ocean. World Oceans Day, held every June 8th, is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. People all over our blue planet organize celebrations – which can be a huge event in your community,

What Would Happen if We Retrofitted Just 3% of Florida’s Homes per Year?

The folks over at the Florida Solar Energy Center created this video to tell us: The highlights: $1,536 in savings per household per year $285 million state-wide savings per year Eliminate 1.05 tons of CO2 per year Generate $3.8 billion in economic activity Create 42,026 direct jobs Create 15,282 indirect jobs  

Green Key Village: Net Zero Energy Homes

“Imagine receiving your energy bill in the mail and seeing “$0” in the balance owed” This is what Greg Thomas, developer/builder at Green Key Village, is offering with his “net-zero energy” homes in in Central Florida. At Green Key Village our net zero energy homes are designed to produce as much energy as the average

10 Best Cities for Green Homes – Two Florida Cities Make the List

In honor of Earth Day, Redfin analyzed residential real estate listings in each of their service areas from March 2014 to March 2015, looking for those mentioning “green” features. No, Miami did not make the list (this year) but two other Florida cities did! Congratulations Tampa and Orlando. What exactly counts as a green feature in a home? Green

Miami Herald Op-Ed: Climate change a threat to national security

United States Air Force Lt. Ken Eickmann (retired) and Rear Admiral British Royal Navy Neil Morisetti CB (retired) “have seen first-hand how the risks of climate change affect military operations and national security around the world.” That’s why we are visiting Miami this week to meet with a wide range of local leaders to talk about

Sunshine State Turns Its Back on Solar Rebate Programs & “Disruptive” Technology

Last Tuesday, Florida’s Public Service Commission voted 3 – 2 to discontinue all of the State’s solar rebate programs and reduce Florida’s energy-efficiency goals by more than 90 percent by the end of 2015. Meanwhile Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Electric and Florida Power & Light will receive billions of dollars in new power plants, including a natural gas

What’s a Litter Decomp-O-Meter?

It’s the newest in a series of informational ads from the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Roadside Litter Prevention Education Campaign. The campaign, which was unveiled earlier this spring, aims to reduce the incidence of littering on Florida highways, promote pride in the beauty of Florida’s landscapes and educate Florida motorists about the dangers and