Coral Gables Styrofoam Ban Blocked by Florida Appeals Court

In February 2016, the City of Coral Gables, in Miami-Dade, approved an ordinance to prohibit the sale and use of expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam). The city was then promptly sued by the Florida Retail Federation, a powerful lobbying group that represents Publix, Target, Walmart, and other large retailers. At the same time, Florida’s Republican-controlled legislature passed

Plans to Protect

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. Stewart Udall

August 29: Resiliency Through Landscape Design in Public Spaces

Join USGBC Miami and leading industry professionals as we explore how resilient landscape architecture can be an effective tool to mitigate impacts of more frequent tidal flooding, coastal erosion, and stronger hurricanes. Learn what local designers, city officials, and organizations are doing to manage our climate adaptation strategies and to improve our local blue-green infrastructure

August 24: Green Urban Planning & Bird-Friendly Buildings

Earn your Wings — the Audubon Ambassador Program is open to anyone 18 years and older who is curious to learn more about the environment. Our August session spotlights Smart Growth, Green Urban Planning and Bird-Friendly Buildings. Learn about South Florida’s history of development and ways you can ensure a better future for our region.

August 20: Miami Digital Solar Co-op Webinar

In this webinar you will learn the basics of solar, how it works, how you can save money on your individual installation through the co-op’s bulk discount, solar economics and various ways to finance your array. Solar United Neighbors Tuesday, August 20, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Trevor Talks Trash

Recycling has become one of those “too much of a good thing” things, particularly recycling plastics. What happened in the 1960s and ’70s wasn’t that recycling was invented, but that the reasons for it changed. Rather than recycle in order to get the most out of the materials, Americans began to recycle in order to

Infographic: A Bipartisan Climate Solution

Can one piece of legislation reduce U.S. carbon emissions by 40% in 12 years, create 2.1 million new U.S. jobs, create a healthier environment, and pay every U.S. citizen $500+ per year? That’s what H.R. 763 – Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 proposes to do.

World Environment Day 2019

Today, China hosts the global World Environment Day celebrations with the theme: #BeatAirPollution. Approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. World Environment Day 2019 will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green

An Inconvenient Truth for Miami

“Miami, in terms of assets at risk, is the number one city at risk in the entire world for sea level rise. This is a major crisis.” ~~ Vice President Al Gore in “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”