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

Miami City Hall Goes Green in Support of the Paris Climate Agreement

Tonight and this weekend in support of #climateagreement @Tomas_Regalado @kenrussellmiami @FrankCarollo_ @FrancisSuarez @KeonHardemon W Gort pic.twitter.com/XnvKOSoA1Q — City of Miami (@CityofMiami) June 2, 2017 Tonight and this weekend in support of #climateagreement @Tomas_Regalado @kenrussellmiami @FrankCarollo_ @FrancisSuarez @KeonHardemon W Gort

Is Your In-Sink Garbage Disposal a Green Choice?

Simply put, food waste is a big environmental problem. It’s the largest source of waste in our nation’s landfills, where it sits and produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.   There’s a simple solution to this food waste challenge, and it’s sitting right under many American sinks. But a new

Ygrene Energy Fund Wins Awards

Ygrene Energy Fund is a leading national provider of residential, commercial and multifamily PACE (property assessed clean energy) financing. Last week they were recognized by GlobalCapital with two awards: “Esoteric ABS Issuer of the Year” and “Ygrene’s GoodGreen 2016-1 security as “Esoteric ABS Deal of the Year,” highlighting the first-of-its-kind, AAA-rated, Green Bond-certified PACE securities

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