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

BBC News: First CO2 rise in four years puts pressure on Paris targets

BBC News is reporting that, according to the Global Carbon Project, CO2 emissions are projected to rise in 2017 for the first time in four years. The main cause is attributed to increased coal use in China as their economy expands. “Global CO2 emissions appear to be going up strongly once again after a three-year

Solar Glass + Solar Rooftops = 100% Electrical Power

Or very nearly so, according to Richard Lunt at Michigan State University. With 5 – 7 billion square meters of glass surface, researchers estimate that “transparent solar technologies have the potential of supplying some 40 percent of energy demand in the U.S.” and a similar potential for rooftop solar energy production. Lunt, the Johansen Crosby

Frost Science Museum Awarded Grants Aimed at Improving Miami’s Coastal Resilience

Frost Science was just selected by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wells Fargo as one of eight non-profit organizations nationwide to receive a grant aimed at increasing community capacity to plan and implement coastal resilience projects and improve the ability of urban coastal communities to adapt to sea level rise. Resilient Communities 2017

Chipping Away at Our National Parks

Scientific America has an excellent (albeit disheartening) article written by Dana Hunter up at their website: The Trump Administration’s Effect on National Parks How are our national parks faring under the Trump administration and its Republican Congress? Let’s take a look at the latest actions, and you can decide for yourselves. The report goes on to

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

Alice Wainwright Park – Connecting People to Nature on World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day, so let’s celebrate Alice Wainwright Park. Alice Wainwright Park is located just south of the entrance to the Rickenbacker Causeway on the northern edge of Coconut Grove along Brickell Avenue. The 28-acre waterfront park & nature preserve showcases a tropical hardwood hammock. This stand of trees is a remnant of the