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

4earth: 4 days, 4 events, 4 earth with the Miami Seaquarium

For Earth Day 2017, the Miami Seaquarium has organized four days of ocean and environmental awareness. Each event will focus on different issues that impact our local ecosystems, presented in an entertaining and engaging program with hand-on activities. There is something for everyone with most of the events being family friendly and free! April 20, 6:00pm –

Science Saturday on the Miami Science Barge: Florida’s Watershed and Water Conservation Workshop

On Saturday, April 8 from 2 to 4 PM the Miami Science Barge will highlight Florida’s watersheds and wetlands, while focusing on ways to protect and conserve our freshwater supply. The workshop will be presented by the Miami-Dade Water Efficiency Manager, Patrick Martin. Program will include a talk by Patrick on water conservation and Florida’s

“This is what we get when we don’t take care of Florida Bay”

There is a massive seagrass die-off in Florida Bay that experts say “is the latest sign we’re failing to protect the Everglades.”  Since the middle of 2015, approximately 40,000-acres of the bay have been affected with dead seagrass clouding the waters and creating a perfect environment for algae blooms; and this is not the first

EcoSystems Uses Leak Detection & Retrofits Lower Water Bills

Miami-based EcoSystems was featured on ABC Channel 10 News for their Earth Day broadcast. Brothers Richard and Lawrence Lamondin were interview by ABC reporter/anchor, Victor Oquendo,  on how they are able to save their clients “millions of gallons of water, while lowering water bills by thousands of dollars” Saving the environment and saving money usually don’t

The Biggest Green Building Trends for 2016

What will be trending in green building for 2016? Citizen’s General Insurance Brokers put together this excellent infographic with their ideas for a more eco-friendly new year: Their 2016 predictions include: Net Positive Energy Homes Water Reuse and Supply Drought Resistant Yards Health Conscious Building Cool Roofs Nanotechnology Sustainable Flooring Recycled Countertops A Return to Steel Down

Miami Schools Kick-Off National Green Week 2015

The Green Education Foundation (GEF) is a non-profit organization providing free lesson plans for K through 12 teachers to use in their classrooms during an annual National Green Week Challenge. What is National Green Week? National Green Week is an annual event that empowers schools to engage in sustainability focused lessons, projects or activities between the first full week

April is Water Conservation Month in Florida

According to the Miami-Dade County water conservation website,  “we use approximately 134 gallons of water per capita per day” in our county. In observance of Water Conservation Month, they ask for your pledge to reduce your water usage, and they are ready to help: It’s so simple and beneficial to take easy steps to save