Miami International Airport Receives Environmental Achievement Award

Miami International Airport has received the top “Environmental Achievement Award” in the “Environmental Management” category from Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA). The award was presented for Miami International Airport’s ongoing Sustainability Project – “one of the largest energy-saving programs ever in the eastern U.S.” Launched in August 2015 in partnership with Florida Power & Light Services (FPLS),

April 5, 6pm – 8pm | Salon Juste No. 4 – On Land: Climate Change & Environmental Justice in Miami

You can’t talk about the future of Miami without also reckoning with the impact that sea level rise and climate change will have on the landscape, geography and people of Miami. The environmental forces will not impact everyone in the same way, and some are more vulnerable than others. While the challenges on the horizon

Contracts for Sustainable Construction Projects are Unique

Interesting article from Mark Stempler in the March 9 issue of the Daily Business Review. Noting that “sustainable building is booming in Florida”, he discusses some of the unique considerations that should be addressed in the contract for these types of ventures. Contracts for sustainable projects, however, are often not tailored to address the many

Volunteer Clean-Up: Florida City Pineland Preserve

Miami-Dade’s Environmental Endangered Lands (EEL) Program manages and protects more than 20,000 acres of rare and unique habitats throughout the county. Every year from September through May, volunteers help restore these native habitats with clean-up activities, removing exotic & invasive species, and even enhancing the trails. Volunteers are taught to identify various invasive non-native plants while gaining a

Health First: Reimagining the Conversation on Sustainability

Could a greater awareness of our own health become the catalyst for transforming the way we think about the wellbeing of our planet? That is the question Paulette Frank, Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability at Johnson & Johnson asks in this video from the Sustainable Brands 2016 Copenhagen summit Today, people are thinking

10 Trails Named After Influential Women from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Love this article from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: For Women’s History Month, we honor this visionary woman and others who have made extraordinary impacts in their own communities and for the nation. In some cases, their legacy lives on in the names of trails that are used and loved by communities. Here are just 10 to inspire

What is the HERS Index?

HERS is the acronym for Home Energy Rating System, and it is “the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance.” Homes are rated for energy efficiency and issued with a HERS Index Score based on their energy performance. The rated home is compared to the HERS Reference Home to determine how

Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai – February 15 at 5:30 – Cinema Green

On Wednesday, February 15, at 5:30 p.m., ECOMB’s Cinema Green Project, in partnership with Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College, presents “Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai” from the Stand Up, Rise Up! film series. The film will screen at EcoTech Visions, 670 NW 112 Street, Miami, FL 33168. There will be a